The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome houses in 75 rooms around 5,000 paintings and sculptures, amongst others the largest collection of the works of Italian painters of the 19th and 20th centuries.
During its conversion, one of the inner courtyards was to be used as an event location in order to procure the required sponsoring funds. For this purpose the courtyard had to be covered without stealing light from the otherwise windowless room.
Over the area of 350 sq.m the team from System 180 initially spanned a fine supporting structure of stainless steel tubes that also evened out the height differences of the bearing building elements. The cover of transparent PVC film provided the desired protection from the elements without decreasing illumination. Attractive additional effect: the shadows of the supporting structure provided a permanently changing pattern of lines and surfaces on the bordering courtyard walls depending on the time of day.