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Velia Archeological Museum

Sector

Public

Location

Ascea, Italy

Year

2004

Customer

Ascea Municipality

Professional Service

Concept Design

The Ascea municipality announced a competition for a museum to host an exhibit of its art collections, especially the findings coming from the Velia archaeological site.

The project featured the design of a new building on three levels (basement, ground floor, and first floor), hosting the following functional areas:

Museum area: permanent installations, temporary installations, exhibitions;

Hospitality area: welcome, leisure, communication;

Research and Study area: cultural activities, library, multimedia classrooms;

Administrative area: management, technical, control;

Conservation area: relics deposit, restoration laboratory;

Implant sector.

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The entire museum stretched out along a path, a junction line between the Fiumarella stream and the excavations of Velia, passing through the archeological park.