The Mercure linear built-in fixtures by Targetti light up the new wing of the James A. Michener Art Museum

In Pennsylvania, a new special events wing has been opened at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, an independent non-profit institution for the conservation, interpretation and display of the artistic and cultural heritage of Bucks County. The Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion is a structure designed by the architecture studio Kieran Timberlake, completely clad in glass and open to the Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden. The museum founded in 1989 occupies a large portion of the area once set aside for the Bucks County prison, built in 1884 and demolished in 1986, whose stone remains are incorporated in the museum. The Event Pavilion features the use of large structural glass panels that create an indoor-outdoor dialogue, facing the garden and the large walls of the old prison. Targetti, the historic Italian brand in the field of architectural lighting for interiors and exteriors, has been assigned the task of lighting the walls with a soft approach to bring out the texture of the stone. The selected fixture is the Mercure linear built-in system with an asymmetrical reflector, making it possible to light the full height of the large walls in a uniform way. The soft effect conserves the indoor-outdoor dialogue, enhancing the walls and the contrast between the lightness of the glass and the powerful image of the stone. Info: –