Marie Becker // Non c’è due senza tre – Three squares in the Centro Storico, Florence



The architecture museum is located on the Piazza del Carmine in the heart of the Florentine quarter of San Frediano. The previously unrepresentative west side of the square is upgraded and spatially defined by the public building. As an elongated bar, the building extends between the piazza and the garden of the neighbouring Palazzo Rospigliosi Pallavicini. Up to now, public access to this green outdoor space has been very limited. The museum mediates between the two sides and makes the garden both accessible and usable. The large window fronts, the cubature of the building and the theming of the garden recall the typology of the orangery. This type of building was mainly used for the presentation of rare collections and is very well suited for exhibition purposes due to its spacious interior and its brightness. The large exhibition room of the museum is accessed via a colonnade facing the piazza, which acts as a transition between inside and outside. Here there is space for large installations and temporary exhibitions. The upper floor, which is designed as a gallery, allows visitors to change their perspective and view the exhibits from different directions. The gallery is extended into the garden by a semicircular colonnade. This creates a circular walkway that offers exciting views of the garden and the piazza.


Examiner: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Schröder
Co-Examiner: Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil Alexander Markschies
Supervisor: Oliver Wenz M. Sc.

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