Temporary Exhibition on Marine Archeology

Temporary Exhibition on Marine Archeology

place Aeroporto di Brindisi / Brindisi Airport

year 2019

client TPP Teatro Pubblico Pugliese

The exhibition “The Sea of Intimacy” has been on show for a year, from July 2019 to July 2020, in the complex spaces of the airport of Brindisi in Puglia after a period of exhibition in Trieste.

The objects exposed deal with the treasures from the Apulian coast, but not only, and are the result of a meticulous and accurate work of selection.

In the articulate hallways of the airport terminal there are amphoras, wrecks and rests of ships, objects and earthenware used by mariners, sculptures and digital materials appropriately disposed for the viewer.

The show is organized in various steps on two levels: ground floor and first floor. The introductive panel is to be found on the outside in the immediate vicinity of the entrance to the airport, followed by a series of exhibition points dislocated in various spaces on the ground floor and characterized by a common formal design: curve-shaped vertical panels that let come to mind the waves of the sea hold the showcases with the exhibits and the screens for documentaries (video in loop). The panels are set on a printed film with images of the sea and indications of the title of the specific section of the exhibition.

The flow of the exhibition is interrupted by a particular fitting for a space with double height which connects the first and the second level of the exhibition: the reconstruction of a cave and two showcases in the form of a ship section, to explain how the amphoras were positioned and transported in these in the ancient times.

The double height allows for curved panels with images of the sea to be suspended from an iron grid and the profile of a diver at work. In the same space a three-sided pole is provided with video screens.

The reconstruction of the cave uses the system of the curve shaped panels to form a more intimate space in which to admire a projection on floor and walls which reproduces the aspect of the bottom of the sea.


Giovanni Andrea Panizon


Martina di Prisco, starassociati

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President’s Hall

President’s Hall

Place Trieste

Year 2019

Client Assicurazioni Generali

The Presidents’ Hall exhibition area is located along the central corridor of the main floor of the historical headquarter of the Generali Group at Trieste. A multifunctional platform emphasizes the portion of space dedicated to the installation of the Presidents’ Hall and at the same time it gives a scenic importance to the entire space.

The installation concept is based on the interaction of the two separate functional areas: one dedicated to the busts’ exhibition and one dedicated to information. The marble busts are placed in semicircle while the didactical point is located in the existing boiserie in the form of a touch screen. The digital project contains the biographies of the Generali’s Presidents who guided the Group and information related to the sculptors.

The lighting design of the Presidents’ Hall integrates the existing natural and artificial lighting system with the addition of two groups of spotlights placed on the high part of the opposite wall in order to have proper light for the busts in the Presidents Hall and for the rest of the area.

A lighting line is placed at the deck’s base to give a sense of lightness to the entire installation.



Design and Construction supervision 

arch. M. Hlavacek

Consulting and Contributions to the realization

Falegnameria Pestelli – pedana polifunzionale e punto didattico
Studio Luce – Lighting consultancy
Arch. Barbara Chiarelli – Graphics
Paolo Coloni – IT Consulting



President’s Hall


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Architecture and psychiatry

Architecture and psychiatry


Psychiatry and architecture: combination that results in choosing the way of taking care and support for emotional suffering, combined with the creation of environments that put the concept of wellness in the first place.

This is the theme of the exhibition “The deconstruction of the threshold. The architecture of mental health” that starassociati has helped to create in partnership with the ASS1 Triestina and the Department of Mental Health.

Exhibited projects at the forefront of implementation of Mental Health Services (MSC) located throughout the region and nationally.

With the help of photos, data sheets, drawings and plans, the buildings are proof that through the mutual exchange of expertise, psychiatric and architectural, it is possible to combine the concept of taking care and therapy with that of empathy and comfort.

Projects are interfaced to the reflections of some psychiatrists about questions divided into four main areas relating to:

  • Philosophy of the threshold between architecture and psychiatry
  • Threshold between interior quality and care of the sick
  • The urban threshold
  • The threshold with the society


  arch. R. Dambrosi


  M. Bartoli


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