The knowledge of an articulate architectural organism cannot disregard its critical observation: it is important to detect what it generously shows but especially what it jealously hides. This twofold recognition allows making the essential breakthrough for the planning of a conscious restoration project that will so fi nd on it, a solid support on which to unfold and develop. This identification is a multi-faceted process that can today take advantage of digital technologies. These instruments - if properly selected and managed - can facilitate an in-depth investigation, stimulating new considerations and inspiring new fields to explore. In this framework, this paper describes the path followed in the study of a modern building: the Regional Archaeological Museum “Paolo Orsi” in Syracuse, designed by Franco Minissi in the ‘60s and opened to the public almost 30 years later. This work, based on a careful “reading” of the edifice and its environment, made by integrating archival and documentary analysis and different survey methods, aims at suggesting the proper interventions to conserve and enhance the design process developed by the author. It, also, intends to contribute to the defi nition of a new approach to the museum visitor experiences through multimedia. Conceived as a vital center for research and cultural promotion, the museum, thanks to virtual reality technologies, can today found new capabilities, although keeping its original spirit.

Integrated survey methodologies for the knowledge, restoration and valorization of modern architecture. The case study of the Archaeological Museum of Siracusa designed by Franco Minissi

VERSACI Antonella;INDELICATO Davide;FAUZIA Luca Renato
2013

Abstract

The knowledge of an articulate architectural organism cannot disregard its critical observation: it is important to detect what it generously shows but especially what it jealously hides. This twofold recognition allows making the essential breakthrough for the planning of a conscious restoration project that will so fi nd on it, a solid support on which to unfold and develop. This identification is a multi-faceted process that can today take advantage of digital technologies. These instruments - if properly selected and managed - can facilitate an in-depth investigation, stimulating new considerations and inspiring new fields to explore. In this framework, this paper describes the path followed in the study of a modern building: the Regional Archaeological Museum “Paolo Orsi” in Syracuse, designed by Franco Minissi in the ‘60s and opened to the public almost 30 years later. This work, based on a careful “reading” of the edifice and its environment, made by integrating archival and documentary analysis and different survey methods, aims at suggesting the proper interventions to conserve and enhance the design process developed by the author. It, also, intends to contribute to the defi nition of a new approach to the museum visitor experiences through multimedia. Conceived as a vital center for research and cultural promotion, the museum, thanks to virtual reality technologies, can today found new capabilities, although keeping its original spirit.
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