San Domenico museum

Forli, Italie



Project team

Associate architect: STUDIO LUCCHI & BISERNI
Local architect: G. FURIANI

Surface area

5 000 sqm




Rehabilitation of the San Domenico convent and renovation of the chapel to establish a museum.

The convent of San Domenico, located near Bologna, has been transformed by the Wilmotte & Associés agency to become a municipal museum. Studies had already been initiated a few years ago with the city architect to identify the principles for restructuring the church and convent buildings.

As part of an ambitious programme to redevelop the historic centre of Forli, the project was divided into four phases: rehabilitation of the convent buildings, construction of a loggetta alongside the chapel, renovation of the chapel and construction of a building.

After redefining the general organisation of the interior spaces, the design work focused on enhancing the existing architecture. The decision was made to keep the bare brickwork.

After the renovation of the existing building, the agency worked on the museographic layout for all the permanent exhibitions and the museographic layout of the temporary exhibitions dedicated to the artists Boldini, Cagnacci, Canova, della Francesco, Galiachi, Lega, Melozzo, Palmezzano, Wildt and to the themes “Liberty”, “Mostra dei Fiori”, “Novecento of the Fascist years”.