01 October 2022 > 10 April 2023

TechnoscapeThe architecture of engineers

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curated by Pippo Ciorra, Maristella Casciato


opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
the ticket office is open until 1 hour before the Museum closing

Holidays extraordinary openings and closings

Saturday 24 December 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday 25 December closed
Monday 26 December 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday 31 December 11 am – 4 pm
Monday 2 January 11 am – 7 pm
Friday 6 January 11 am – 7 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.