Alfredo Jaar, Lia Rumma Gallery
Architectural Design and Construction Management
with Simone Ottaviani, Lara Zentilomo
Eng. Claudio Sosio de Rosa
The office has carried out the architectural design and the construction management of the artwork The Red Pavilion by artist Alfredo Jaar, one of the latest additions to ArtLine, the public art project by the Municipality of Milan at CityLife district. The artwork is 6 meter-wide and tall cubic space, made of cast-in-place-concrete. One side of the cube is a red and transparent façade of m 5,56 x 5,56, realized in just two pieces of red laminated glass. Inside the cube, a red bench against the central wall hiding the entrance allows the visitors to sit and contemplate the view of CityLife’s skyline through the red filter. “The Red Pavilion is a frame that reduces the gigantic scale of CityLife to a more human scale, a modest frame that allows the spectator to see everything at once, have everything under control. The Red Pavilion offers a space of silence and meditation. A thinking space about the state of culture and finance in our contemporary world. A thinking space about the state of culture and politics in our contemporary world. The Red Pavilion is a space of resistance, a space of hope” (Alfredo Jaar).
The short movie “Alfredo Jaar – Red Pavilion”, directed by Fabio Petronilli, depicts the realization process of the artwork. It was produced by AOUMM with the support of ALTOFRAGILE, Alustar Menaggio and IMM – Meraviglia S.p.A. and it was presented at Milano Design Film Festival in 2022.