Pavia, IT_2020


Location: Pavia (IT)


AOUMM – Argot ou La Maison Mobile

Design Team

Luca Astorri
Riccardo Maria Balzarotti
Rossella Locatelli
Matteo Umberto Poli
Micaela Ortega
Simone Ottaviani
Zofia Kasińska

Audio Visual Technology

Alessio Aprato, Lubiani Tecnologie

In line with the expertise developed through the research project “La Sala del Futuro: linee guida per la rigenerazione delle Sale della Comunità”, published by Maggioli, the office designed a preliminary proposal for a multifunctional multimedia room for Università degli Studi di Pavia, in the San Tommaso building. The project transforms an existing room in a flexible environment, adaptable to different uses: movie screenings, shows, performances. To support this flexibility, the room is equipped with a retractable tribune. Surfaces and materials are studied for excellent indoor sound quality and to insulate the space from outer noises.

The main reference for the design of the space is Adolphe Appia’s set up for act two of Orpheus and Eurydice at the Festspielhaus in Hellerau. Space has its own hierarchy: horizontal and vertical surfaces are neatly defined, to realize a technical and neutral device, a ‘black box’ suitable to different activities where room’s surfaces are backgrounds to scenes and performances while the space is readable. This led to maintain a clean rectangular shape and to use neutral colors. Without any superfluous decorations, space is characterized by different textures, giving a quiet elegance suitable to different uses.