01 October 2022 > 16 April 2023

TechnoscapeThe architecture of engineers

the exhibition’s closing has been extended to Sunday 16 April 2023

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curated by Pippo Ciorra, Maristella Casciato


opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm

Saturday and Sunday last entry at 5:30 pm

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The story of the relationship between structural engineering, whether vernacular or avant-garde, and the invasion of technology into our operating and living spaces.

The exhibition is arranged in two sections corresponding with the two great universes of technological innovation and construction engineering.

Along the first itinerary, developed in collaboration with universities and research centres, we will discover installations and interactive pavilions that will allow us to understand the role played today by scientific and technological sectors that we would never have imagined in conjunction with architecture: from science applied to the environment to “smart” devices for city management, from the obsession with big data to the return of vintage, low-tech assembly techniques.

Along the second itinerary, organised into thematic areas, we find the work of great structural engineers from the post-war period to the present day, highlighting several approaches and symbolic buildings such as the Beaubourg or the Sydney Opera House, and the most striking cases where the task of form-finder falls entirely on the structural designer.

header: Alexander Graham Bell kissing his wife Mabel Hubbard Gardiner Bell, who is standing in a tetrahedral kite, Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Credit Prints and Photographs Division Washington, Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ds-06863.

Architecture, structure and shape

From 7 March to 9 April, the exhibition expands to include the videogallery show VIDEOSCAPE: the history and projects that have challenged and redesigned the function and aesthetics of monumental and collective spaces in major cities around the world.