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).

In 2014, the Special Superintendency of the Colosseum, the National Roman Museum (MNR) and the archaeological area of Rome re-organised the archaeological tour from the house of Augustus to the Palatine Hill (the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome ) to mark the anniversary of the death of Emperor Augustus. These were the places par excellence of the first emperor and his family, constructed according to his policy that combined tradition and innovation and that represented the hallmarks of his reign. The buildings within the imperial complex include the Temple of Apollo and the Portico of the Danaids, erected on the Palatine as requested by Augustus.

Registration details below!

http://archeoroma.beniculturali.it/evento/museo-palatino

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The area of the house of Augustus was re-opened to the public after the restoration work and the implementation of the new lighting system. The work included redesigning the paths and the restoration of the rankings of the different spaces. Together with the newly designed lighting, this has resulted in a new interpretation of the domus. Visitors will have the possibility to see the painted rooms, in particular the frescoes in the Room of Perspectives, and the spaces decorated with masks and pine cone garlands in the Emperor’s private home.

The work also encompassed the House of Livia, highlighting its splendid frescoed walls and the opening of the dining area, the Triclinium.

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As part of the Augustan celebrations, the results of the restorations of the Baths of Diocletian, the grandest Roman thermal complex ever built, were unveiled. Built between 298 and 306 A.D., and extending over thirteen hectares, they were able to house over 3,000 people at a time.

In the 16th century Michelangelo transformed some halls to build the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Convento dei Certosini. In 1889, the baths became the headquarters of the National Roman Museum.

The restoration work also included the front of the Natatio, the adjacent Hall VIII, featuring majestic architectural fragments from the baths, and the small cloister of the Certosa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, built on the ancient structures and re-established according to Augustus’ religious views.

It will be possible to visit the entire complex and sections of the museum paths (multimedia support available). The Excursion will be guided by Carolina de Camillis and Riccardo Fibbi the Design Team of the project.

http://archeoroma.beniculturali.it/musei/museo-nazionale-romano-terme-diocleziano

http://archeoroma.beniculturali.it/evento/terme-diocleziano

Admission fee: Standard rate: upon request
Student rate: upon request
Date: 28. October, 2015
Times: 15:30 – 20.00 pm full Excursion (subject to change)
17:00 – 20:00 pm Terme of Diocleziano (subject to change)
Meeting point: Hotel Lobby Ergife Palace
Note: Registration for this excursion is binding.

 

Registration for this excursion is binding.
Time schedule subject to change.
Independent lighting designers, architects, researchers, university representatives,
students and members of the press can apply to be included on Linea Light Group’s list of invitees
(admission + expenses covered by Linea Light Group).

To register for the Excursion please contact Linea Light Group at marketing@linealight.com