AL QASR

A video mapping project promoted by the Sicilian Regional Assembly and the Federico II Foundation and projected on the façade of the Palazzo Reale in Palermo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

A blend of history and tradition

Palazzo dei Normanni is the seat of one of the oldest parliaments in the world and also a very popular destination for tourists from all over the globe. We wanted to celebrate a place so rich in history through a projection mapping project that enveloped the entire Renaissance façade and linked the story of Palazzo dei Normanni to that of Saint Rosalia, and together with hers, to that of the whole city of Palermo.

Team

- Luca Pintacuda
- Nino Serafino
- Lidia Falletta
- Fabrizio Pedone

Period

6 and 7 September 2018, Palazzo dei Normanni, Palermo.

Tag

#lightexperience #videomapping #projectionmapping #3darchitecturalmapping #architecturalprojectionmapping #unesco

In the past, Palazzo dei Normanni was looked upon with aversion by Palermo’s inhabitants, who were often excluded from the most important institutional roles and the regional administration’s centres of power. The Federico II Foundation and the Presidency of the Regional Assembly called us to join in this joint initiative to bring Palermo’s people closer to its palace, starting from Saint Rosalia’s worship.

AL QASR

Norman Palermo

Storytelling reconstructs the sequence of events regarding the palace starting from the foundation of the Roman/Punic castrum to the Arab Al Qasr. It focuses deeply on the Norman period, as an example of good governance and is also linked to Rosalia’s life.