Excursions

PLDC will be offering excursions to some of the world’s most famous architectural buildings and greatest works of Roman architecture.
Excursions will be accompanied by professional guides, providing in-depth insight into the design process, history, and use of the space.
To allow you to experience some of the interesting projects in the region, we have organised a series of excursions.

Register here for the excursions!

Impressions of last year’s excursions in Copenhagen.

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MAXXI is a national museum of contemporary art and architecture: a majestic work of architecture comprising groundbreaking and stunning shapes and forms, designed by Zaha Hadid. Unveiled in 2010, MAXXI was conceived as a large cultural campus, creating and showcasing exhibitions of art and architecture, design, photography, fashion, as well as film series, dance and theatre performances. The surface area of 29,000 square metres incorporates an auditorium, a large outdoor plaza, a research centre – with a library and archives – a bookshop, a cafeteria, and a restaurant/bar.
Permanent works include installations by Anish Kapoor, Sol Lewitt, Maurizio Mochetti. The permanent collection is displayed on rotation, along with temporary exhibitions.

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The Auditorium Parco della Musica was built in 1994. The building was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and is located in the Parioli district on the Via Flaminia, between the Olympic Village and the Stadio Flaminio. The tour includes the Ceva, the Foyer, the Museums, the Park and the Concert Halls. The three halls “Petrassi Hall”, “Sinopoli Hall” and “Santa Cecilia Hall” are grouped in a semicircle, in the centre is a fourth space, the “Cavea”, which has become an outdoor amphitheatre.
The interior of the three halls, which are designed like individual music instruments as “resonating chambers”, is dominated by wood. The Petrassi Hall seats 750 people and contains a mobile stage which can be expanded by removing the four front rows of seats and an orchestra pit which can be lowered. The “Sinopoli Hall” seats 1200 people. Here the ceiling can be modified to obtain the best acoustics for performances. “Santa Cecilia Hall” seats 2800 people, the seating arranged at different heights around the stage. In this case, the orchestra is practically in the centre of the hall.

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Admission fee: Standard rate: € 40 (+19% VAT)
Student rate: € 32 (VAT incl.)
Date: 28. October, 2015
Times: 15.00 – 19.00 pm (subject to change)
Meeting point: Hotel Lobby Ergife Palace
Note: Registration for this excursion is binding.

 

Registration for this excursion is binding.
The admission fee includes transport.
You can book when registering for the convention.
Time schedule subject to change.

On Thursday, 29. October Osram will be hosting a special excursion to the Sistine Chapel, which recently received a new LED lighting solution. This excursion will be after the official conference and is part of the official evening programme at PLDC.
After 500 years, the outstanding historical art works can now be viewed to a hitherto unknown level of precision, and the state-of-the-art lighting installation supports art conservation even at significantly higher illuminance levels. In addition, the new lighting scheme consumes 60 per cent less power than the previous lighting installation.

Osram has generously offered to cover the costs for up to 300 tickets to the Sistine Chapel for independent lighting designers, architects, educators, researchers, students, and museum specialists. Early registration will be necessary to ensure a free ticket. The evening will end with the traditional PLDC networking party.

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Admission fee: Standard rate: € 35 (+19% VAT)
Student rate: € 24.40 (VAT incl.)
Date: 29. October, 2015
Times: 19.00 – 22.00 pm (subject to change)
Meeting point: Hotel Lobby Ergife Palace
Note: Registration for this excursion is binding.

 

Registration for this excursion is binding.
The admission fee includes transport.
You can book when registering for the convention.
Time schedule subject to change.

Independent lighting designers, architects, researchers, university representatives,
students and members of the press can apply to be included on Osram’s list of invitees
(admission + expenses covered by Osram).