The object of intervention is the enhancement of the Pill’e Mata museum complex, which houses a Punic-Roman necropolis datable between the 4th century BC. and the 4th century A.D. and fortuitously brought to light in March 2000 at the Municipality of Quartucciu, a few kilometers from Cagliari.

Program: Museum and installation design for the exhibition of the PILL’E MATA NECROPOLIS
Location: Pill’e Mata, Municipality of Quartucciu
Client: Municipality of Quartucciu
Assignment: ATENASTUDIO, Lorenzo Grussu, Glauco De Agostini
Schedule: 2009 – 2022 built
Status: Completed
Lot area:1.050 sqm
Built area:
400 sqm
Consultants: Marco Zanzarella_lighting design
1st Prize and Procurement


The interpretation of the design intentions of the first authors and the accurate analysis of the state of the places constituted essential steps, necessary to “calibrate” the weight of the new insertion and useful for the definition of values ​​and criticality.

The architectural composition of the pre-existence is geometric and essential. Palesi are, in prospect, the references to the archaeological practice of anastylosis as it is manifested, for the interiors, the desire to exalt, through the use of natural materials (stone, rough wood, Cor-Ten steel), the role of land that for centuries has jealously protected important traces of national history and not just Sardinian.

The first basic objective of the new lighting project of the Pill’e Mata Necropolis is to lower the levels of illumination derived from daylight. 

This is to allow greater control of the artificial light and to guarantee optimal visibility for the projection of video / multimedia contents, foreseen in the executive project and located throughout the exhibition.

To obtain this ‘ideal condition’, we assume the transformation of space into a sort of large ‘black-box’, through the darkening of the large windows of the SE and NO elevations.



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