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Mingozzi, A and Bottiglioni, S (2006) A comprehensive and sustainable approach to the design of the retrofitting and enlargement of the National Etruscan museum ‘Pompeo Aria’ in Marzabotto, Italy. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 25 (3-4). pp. 119-129. ISSN 14786451

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The retrofitting and enlargement of National Etruscan Museum 'Pompeo Aria' in Marzabotto, Italy is one of the demonstration projects of 'MUSEUMS' EC FPV Project that concerns retrofitting and construction of eight European museums in accordance with sustainability principles. The museum was originally placed inside some buildings unsuitable to host exhibitions. As the wrong indoor microclimate could affect objects and boost their deterioration, it was essential to define suitable conditions under which the pieces should be exhibited, and the structures had to be accordingly upgraded to improve their performances. The project aims to balance active systems with bioclimatic strategies and passive solar techniques in order to assure the best conditions for people's comfort and exhibit preventive conservation together with energy savings. In order to succeed in such an attempt, it is essential to define a methodology that helps in managing the complexity, for instance, this has allowed the cross disciplinary team to focus on common priorities and to talk a universal language. In effect, each retrofitting and extension phase followed a preset design method: starting from the site analysis, general and specific targets have been defined, and they have been continuously verified. Methodologies and technical solutions developed and tested during this experience have a great chance of becoming a knowledge platform and being replicated in future interventions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability; Museum; Energy efficiency; Bioclimatic design; Climate control; Retrofitting
Subjects: English > Management and Case Studies
Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2008 09:27
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2016 13:37

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