Technical Tours

Auditorium Parco della Musica

Auditorium Parco della Musica | Technical Tour | BS 2019 Rome

 

The Auditorium Parco della Musica, designed by Renzo Piano, revolves around the main idea of the centrality of music. All spaces, both external and internal, are functional to this idea. Concerts and musical events take place in the three main halls (Santa Cecilia, Sinopoli, Petrassi), but also in the Studio Theatre, in Studies no. 1, no. 2 an no. 3, in the foyer and the cavea. The three main rooms of different size and different functional purpose, can cover all the requested musical needs.

Sunday September 1st (Afternoon)

Cost: € 25.00

MAXXI

MAXXI | Technical Tour | BS 2019 Rome

 

With the design of MAXXI, the recently deceased architect Zaha Hadid goes beyond the idea of the museum as building. The complexity of the volumes, the curvilinear walls, the variation and the interweaving of the proportions result in a very complex spatial and functional plot that visitors can cross by following different and always unexpected paths.

Sunday September 1st (Afternoon)

Cost: € 25.00

 

Fuksas Nuvola Congress Center

Fuksas Nuvola Congress Center | Technical Tour | BS 2019 Rome

 

With the construction of the NUVOLA (the Cloud) in the “boxed” space of the outer Teca (display case), the Architect Fuksas highlights the   comparison between the freedom of spatial articulation with no rule whatsoever and a geometrically defined form. The NUVOLA is, undoubtedly, the architectural element most characteristic of the entire project: the steel rib structure, creating an extraordinary visual effect, is covered by a transparent sheet of 15,000 square meters

Thursday September 5th (Morning)

Cost: € 25.00

Paul VI Audience Hall – Solar Roof

Paul VI Audience Hall Solar Roof | Technical Tour | BS 2019 Rome

 

The Paul VI Audience Hall (Italian: Aula Paolo VI) also known as the Hall of the Pontifical Audiences is a building in Rome with a seating capacity of 6.300, designed in reinforced concrete by the Italian engineer Pier Luigi Nervi and completed in 1971.
On 25 May 2007, it was revealed that the roof of the building was to be covered with 2.400 photovoltaic panels, generating sufficient electricity to supply all the heating, cooling and lighting needs of the building throughout the year. The system was donated by SolarWorld, a German manufacturer, and valued at $1.5 million. It was officially placed into service on 26 November 2008, and was awarded the 2008 European Solar Prize in the category for “Solar architecture and urban development”. From the roof it is possible to have a wonderful view over the square and the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.
For security reasons, the visit available only for two groups of 20 people each. The access to the roof is through a narrow and steep stair, so the visit is reserved to people in good health.

Thursday September 5th (Morning)

Cost: € 25.00