paper rooms

paper rooms_historical archive in Naples_Italy 2014

Banco di napoli historical archive is the largest collection of banking records in the world, consisting of over 300 rooms whose walls are covered by shelves containing ancient documentation from 16th century to nowadays. Just a few rooms in the 16th century building standing in the old town centre are going to open to the public as a multimedia museum.

The design aims to create a captivating path along the impressive amount of papers by placing some architectural objects standing in the middle of the rooms and keeping free the original walls. The most cutting-edge technologies are going to narrate the main documents by a full-immersion in a sensory environment of sounds and images.