BACK HOMEPAGE ARCHITECTURE PAINTING FOUNDATION

B.1.6.5.8

RECENT PROJECTS


1991 - 2003
VITTORIO MAZZUCCONI
The Palatine Pyramid (8/15)

Rome 2000 - 2003

Project for a new Palatine plan
Museum and University Center


PALATINE PYRAMID Index
Index of RECENT PROJECTS

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Vertical connections

Exterior escalators from level –1 to level 8
Lifts from level 2 (elevated hall ) to level 15
Interior stairs at levels 4, 5, 6 ( Congress and Auditoriums Center)
Security stairs at all levels

Data

Covered area of the Pyramid 27.380 sm
Dimensions: 164 x 164 mts, h = 116 mts
Areas:

lev. 2 sm 4.860 Platform hall and gangways (beneath the Pyramid only)
lev. 4 6.325 Congress and Auditoriums Center
lev. mezz. 1.000 “ “ “
lev .5 7.986 “ “ “
lev. mezz. 1.000 “ “ “
lev. 6 8.250 “ “ “
lev. mezz. 1.000 “ “ “
lev. 8-15 62.000 Museum and cultural Institutions
lev. mezz. 15.000 “ “ “

Total sm 107.421

+ lev. -2, -3 100.000 Parking 4500 cars

2003 financial evaluation : construction cost: Euro 350.000.000

The Pyramid size, in comparison with other monuments:
1
The Coliseum
2
The Saint Pierre Basilica
3
The Cheope's Pyramid
4
The Palatine Pyramid



Notes on building organization

Functions

Pyramid: Museum and cultural Institutions
Congress and Auditoriums Center
Domus Severiana University center
Stadium Meeting area, circulation, open air museum
Circo Massimo underground 2 levels parking for 4500 cars


Accesses

By foot from the Foro Romano and the Palatine park
Conveyor belts foot-bridges from the Maxentius’s Basilica on the Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Via San Gregorio
By car with a pedestrian connection between the Circo Massimo parking and the Stadium.

Structure

Metallic frame, constituted by:

    - main structure of O 3.5 mts tubular pillars ( exterior and interior corners of the pyramid) connected by horizontal structures at levels 8 and 15; the interior corners exist only above the level 8, thus avoiding to interfere with the Congress and Auditoriums Center accommodation.
    - secondary structure of the floors, with inclined pillars at a 10 x 10 mts module grid, and steel slabs. There are 15 main floors, 7 mts high, with mezzanine floors where required 3.50 mts high.
    - catenary-cables, to which the “sails” and the connecting slabs with the main volume of the pyramid are suspended.

Concrete structure:

    - West transversal concrete wall
    - East diagonal concrete wall
    (the walls design is integrated with elevators, security stairs and ducts)
    - the “Vessel” ( Congress and Auditorium Center)

Curtain walls, anchored to a light frame and cables
“Sails” constituted by white marble panels