© Alessandro Rossi
Museo Egizio 2024
Museum Egizio founded in 1824 is the world’s oldest museum for Ancient Egyptian culture, housed in Collegio dei Nobili in Turin. A complex consisting of exhibition galleries, the Academy of Sciences, and an open courtyard, the museum’s architecture has undergone numerous alterations in the past two centuries, increasingly becoming enclosed and detached from the rest of the city. Museo Egizio 2024 addresses the museum’s historic role as a main civic space in Turin and its 21st century social ambitions. The design creates a newcovered courtyard known as Piazza Egizia and a series of connected urban rooms open to all, integrating the museum back with Turin’s network of public spaces, while instilling it with a lucid identity.