From a place of detention to a space of openness: the former Habsburg prisons of Treviso, now known as Gallerie delle Prigioni, have been transformed into a space for contemporary art and the inclusion of visual cultures from around the world, based on the philosophy of Imago Mundi, the global non-profit project of Luciano Benetton.
The complex restoraton funded by Edizione, the financial arm of Gruppo Benetton, with a project by Tobia Scarpa, transforms the spaces after years of abandon to create a laboratory of ideas, projects and new experiments.
The massive renovation project of the structure dating back to 1835 has conserved certain original features that speak of the past: the wooden doors with iron latches, the beams, the recessed entrances to the cells with painted numbers.
To enhance the identity factors of the site while making it innovative in functional terms, the choice has gone to Vimar technology, enabling visitors to fully enjoy the new spaces, with an electrical system and other equipment to meet the highest quality standards.
For the sockets and switches, the refined lines of the Eikon Evo series have been utilized in the lava gray total aluminium version.