Affari at Giureconsulti Palace


A multi-faceted lighting operation: from the re-lamping of historic luminaires, to the use of luminaires with minimal visual impact in the areas being renovated, to the small and functional luminaires installed in the offices. The technology respects history, conforming to current legislation




Milan – Italy


Arch. Roberto Menghi

Philology, telematics and understatement: these are the three key concepts to understand the transformation process undergone by the Palazzo dei Giureconsulti in Milan, designed by Vincenzo Seregni in 1562 and owned by the Chamber of Commerce since the time of Austrian domination. Philology: the evidence of the Roman wells in the basement has been saved, just as the Council Room on the first floor, a nineteenth-century "parliament", with a wooden hemicycle with classical friezes, has been scrupulously restored. On the mezzanine floor, the Sala delle Colonne with the Renaissance structure still visible, has been transformed into a conference room. The Donzelli Room on the first floor has retained its character as a nineteenth-century "living room" and also for the central staircase ( nearly twentieth century ) a chromatic and decorative interpretation faithful to its origins has been respected.
The lighting project followed the general project and the three key concepts: in the "historic" rooms, the period lighting fixtures, equipped with technologically advanced light sources, were maintained. In the newly renovated spaces, luminaires with minimal visual impact were installed, equipped with light sources with excellent color rendering and compliant with current legislation. Small fixtures such as: "Laser" recessed ( iGuzzini ), "Calle" wall mounted with indirect light, "Semaforo con Sillaba" and "Canna da terra fiorita" ( Fontana Arte ) have proven to be effective and discreet for lighting offices.