Il nuovo museo Dom Robert nell'Abbaye-école di Sorèze in Francia
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The new Dom Robert Museum in the Abbaye-école of Sorèze in France
In the spring of 2015 the new Dom Robert Museum was inaugurated and housed in a part of the Abbaye-école in Sorèze, near Toulouse. Following the victory in the 2011 International Competition, our multidisciplinary team was commissioned to create the museum that houses the work of Dom Robert, a Benedictine monk a prominent figure in 20th century tapestries. Founded in 754 AD and rebuilt in 1573, the Sorèze Abbey became famous in the 17th century, when it housed a military school with innovative teaching methods. The design philosophy sees the conservation and exhibition setting as two integrated and inseparable elements. Another aspect that the project intended to protect is the unitary perception of the abbey, both from an architectural point of view and in the relationship with the surrounding landscape, trying to enhance the relationship with the court and the park.