Lia Rumma Art Gallery
Milano 2009

The biggest space in Italy dedicated to contemporary art. The white cube, built on an area formerly occupied by an old shed, has four floors and two terraces, with an area of more than 2000 square metres: a block in white concrete created by superimposing basic volumes of varying proportions. Seen from the outside the building appears compact and homogeneous, but once inside, one perceives the differences between levels, which are independent even if communicating. Space is characterized by large glazed fronts and floors in grey concrete. The backward position of the gallery from the street symbolizes the break between the gallery and the surrounding environment. It may be defined as a minimalistic monument, especially because of the use of concrete, glass and iron.

CLIENT: Lia Rumma
TYPE: Buildings