The Uffizi Gallery
civil: restoration of art institutions
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of the most famous museums in the world thanks to its extraordinary art collections. The Gallery is located on the top floor of the large building, constructed from 1560 to 1580 by Giorgio Vasari as the administrative seat of the State of Tuscany. It was built by Francesco I, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and enriched by contributions made by many members of the Medici family, then rearranged and enlarged by the House of Lorraine, and later by the Italian State.
Current exhibition space: 6.100 mq
Exhibition space following project completion: 12.900 mq
Project area: 27.000 mq
Increase in number of exhibits: 800 works
Total number of exhibits following project completion: 2.000 works
Increased visitor capacity: 4.000 per day
Air treatment machines: 14
Total treated air: 80,000 cu m per hour
Installed heating power: 800KW
Installed cooling power: 900KW
Climate control points: around 1.000
Type of Operation
Cefla Plant Solutions upgraded all the systems throughout the entire museum complex: hot and cold water, sewage and air-conditioning, as well as related electrical and control systems. The strict requirements for air temperature and humidity control — to ensure both maximum comfort to visitors and long-term conservation of the works on display — entailed the installation of sophisticated climate control systems. The systems and machinery were designed and built especially for this project, also considering their aesthetic aspects. The solutions that were sought and developed were the least invasive and the most coordinated with the local architecture.
Work was carried out in stages and according to current work areas so as to limit as much as possible visit disruptions and exhibition rooms inaccessibility.