Zeffirelli Museum, Florence

We accompany our customers through ever-evolving technological innovations, by designing integrated systems that reduce complexity and make everything user-friendly, even the most sophisticated technologies.
This is the case, as an example, of the Zeffirelli Museum, which harbors over 250 works by Maestro Zeffirelli, including sketches, drawings and costumes.
At the Zeffirelli Museum we have designed a Symphony system for the management and control of DALI and DMX lighting in the exhibition route, organized chronologically into the Theater of Prose, Opera in Music and Cinema.
Symphony allows, together with the sound diffusion technology by Glauk (one of our long-term partners), to obtain an excellent sound performance in the "Inferno" and "Oratorio" rooms.
In particular, the oratory hall, previously known as "Sala Musica", is located to the right of the San Firenze complex, a rare example of Baroque style in the very center of Florence (the ceiling features a fresco of the Assumption of the Virgin by Giuliano Traballesi, 1775).
The room is surrounded by a series of exedra inside and along the side walls, surmounting elegant Ionic columns.
This was an auditorium dedicated to sacred music that, according to the rules set by San Filippo Neri, was the primary occupation of the fathers; for this reason it was known as "oratorio".
The function of the oratory room inside the Zeffirelli Museum is to host events of a different nature:
  • movie projections
  • classical music concerts
  • conferences and meetings
This versatility of functions, along with an environment that has a range of architectural constraints and cannot be redesigned for acoustic purposes, were complex challenges.
The technological solutions identified and the meticulous calibration of the systems, have allowed to turn a highly reverberating environment such as an ancient church, into a conference room, an auditorium or even a cinema hall.
Type
Concert hall/Conference room
Location
Florence
Year
2017
Functions
Category Commercial-Office Building