Catania, redevelopment of Castello Ursino the tender for 4 million is underway

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The Castello Ursino civic museum in Catania is about to be resurrected on an infrastructural level.
The fourteenth-century monumental asset will finally be usable in a functional way and in its entirety: the tender for the integrated redevelopment works of the Frederick manor has been published, the conclusion of a planning process for the creation of new exhibition spaces of the Civic Museum and redevelopment of the existing one, started several years ago and now finally resulted in a public tender.

The works to be carried out according to the executive project updated several times, edited by technicians outside the municipality selected with a comparative procedure, must be carried out by those who win the tender of 4 million and 135 thousand euros, including VAT, published on the portal regional Urega: the deadline for offers is set at 1 pm on 25 July next.

The redevelopment will also allow the exhibition of the collections present in the municipal heritage which represent an important testimony of Sicilian history starting from the Greek-Roman age and up to the present day.
The procedure was prepared by the offices of the municipal councilor for public works run by Enrico Trantino thanks to community funding, while the interior design of the Ursino Castle will be handled by the Culture Department with a subsequent call for tenders.

The project to be implemented provides for a new functionality of the Castello Ursino Civic Museum, through the creation of a second staircase and a second lift connecting the IV levels of the Museum, the air conditioning of the rooms, the rearrangement of the museum spaces and the enhancement of the collections.
Important interventions are planned for the internal lighting of both the common spaces and the exhibition areas, as well as the subsequent purchase of display cases and panels to improve and modernize the layouts of the rooms.
Parallel to the refurbishment works, a large restoration plan for the works is planned, following a scientific project carried out in collaboration with the Superintendency and the University of Catania.

Sicilian news 2022-07-05 18:11:00

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