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Rome: former State Mint is reborn as a museum, at the start the competition for ideas

Posted: 9 May 2018

The former State Mint of Esquilino in Rome is proposed as a museum space with a project of over 30 million euros.

To redevelop and restore the 13,800 square meters of the building complex, the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato S.p.A. (State Mint and Printing Institute) launched an International design competition.

The building-factory will host a Sole Museum Hub of Paper Money, Coins and Revenue Stamps, a School of the Art of Medal Making, as well as an incubator for artistic-craft enterprises, a library, a space for temporary exhibitions and a cafeteria.

The end of the first phase of the building renovation works is scheduled for 2020.