Recupero del Palazzo Donnaregina, Museu de Arte Contem. [Restoration of the Palazzo Donnaregina, Museum of contemporary Art], Naples, Italy (2003)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Recupero del Palazzo Donnaregina, Museu de Arte Contem. [Restoration of the Palazzo Donnaregina, Museum of contemporary Art], Naples, Italy (2003)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • Approximately 1,761 drawings (including 1,563 reprographic copies)
    514 photographic materials
    10 models
    0.41 linear metres of textual documentation
Scope and content:
This project series documents the Recupero del Palazzo Donnaregina / Museu de Arte Contemporâneo in Napoli, Italy. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 55/00. The office assigned the date 2003 for this project.
The Palazzo Donnaregina was built during the 19th century and served multiple functions during his history, including a bank and a school of administration. In 2001, the building was abandoned after a flood. In 2005, the Campania Regional Government bought the building and leased it to the Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporane. Àlvaro Siza and the Studio DAZ-Dumontet Antonini Zaske were selected to renovate and repurpose the builsing into a contemporary art museum. The museum included exhibition halls, a library, a bookshop, and a mediatheque. The project was realized.
Documenting this project are sketches, studies, design development drawings, plans, and details. Textual material includes project documentation, catalogs from suppliers, and correspondence. Photographic material documents Siza's visits, project site, and construction work.
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Material in this series was arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and has been kept in this order.
Language of material:
  • Portuguese
  • Italian

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