The centenary of the birth of Gianni Rodari - illustrious writer who was born in the city of Omegna in 1920 - and the presence in the city of some educational structures dedicated to his poetics (Playroom and Fantasy Park), led the Municipal Administration to imagine a strengthening of the existing structures through the creation of a museum that would complete the information offer dedicated to Rodari and expand the methods for a better understanding of his educational path.
The choice was directed to a municipal building located in the city center so that at the same time it would become a promoter of the urban regeneration of the central areas and also allow the launch of information and tourist routes for the benefit of the entire historic city core.
The project for the renovation of the building to house the new museum and the subsequent outfitting of the spaces was entrusted to BIANCHETTIARCHITETTURA SA (the associated studio of the architects Fabrizio Bianchetti and Gabriele Medina) and was co-financed by the Cariplo Foundation in the context of the emblematic interventions planned for the 2019 edition.
The architectural project aimed to take as its objective the new functional organization necessary for the museum site and at the same time to maintain and enhance the compositional elements and surfaces of the historic façades.
CUSTOMER: Municipal Administration of Omegna
PRELIMINARY, DEFINITIVE AND EXECUTIVE PROJECT: BIANCHETTIARCHITETTURA SA (Arch. Fabrizio Bianchetti e Arch. Gabriele Medina)
Scientific committee for setting up choices: Prof. Pino Boero, Prof. Sara Rubinelli, Dott. Alberto Poletti, Dott. Luca Vergerio, Arch. Fabrizio Bianchetti, Arch. Gabriele Medina
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION: Arch. Fabrizio Bianchetti – Direttore Lavori - BIANCHETTIARCHITETTURA Studio Associato
COORDINATION OF SAFETY DURING THE EXECUTION PHASE: Coop. P.C.4 a r.l. Ing. Giovanni Zeno (VB)
Executor of the building restoration works: GM group srl (VC)
Fittings executor: AuroraMeccanica (TO)
Design and technological development of stands: Aurora Meccanica (TO)
Graphic Design: Studio Grand Hotel for Aurora Meccanica (TO)