PANSTUDIO Architetti Associati was founded in the early 1980s, in Bologna, by Paolo Capponcelli, Mauro Dalloca and Cesare Mari. It is an architecture and town planning studio that since the beginning has primarily dealt with museum design.
PANSTUDIO in this sector has planned and realized museums and layouts: ancient, modern and contemporary art, sacred art, archaeology, science and nature heritage, material art, cinema and fashion.
The reference clientele, public and private, usually plays a role of cultural promotion: public administrations, universities, religious bodies, foundations and societies for production of display events.
In Bologna the studio has done the Medieval Civic Museum, the enlargement of the National Pinacotheca and the Museum and the International Music Library.
It has done work for the Vatican Museums (exhibitions of the Vatican Treasures in the USA, in Mexico and in the Philippines during apostolic visits), the Regional Province of Palermo (Centre for Contemporary Art at Palazzo Sant’Elia in Palermo), the Biennial exhibition in Venice (layout of the Cinema Exhibition 2001), the Borromeo Islands administration (Doll Museum in Rocca d’Angera), the Po Delta Park (restoration of the complex of the Fireplaces Room and layout of the Visitors Centre, at Comacchio), the archdiocese of Bologna (exhibition for the Eucharistic Congress 1997, Sassatelli Foundation and layout of the Lercaro Collection).
For town administrations it has done the Giorgio Morandi documentation centre at Grizzana (Bologna province), the Civic Museums in Rimini, the Santarcangelo Historical Archaeological Museum, the Tricolour Museum in Reggio Emilia, the Museum Pole of the City of Barletta, The Ecomuseum of the Marshy Grasses at Bagnacavallo and the reorganisation of the section of Modern and Contemporary Mosaics of MAR in Ravenna.
On behalf of the Sapienza University in Rome the studio has handled the creation of the Ebla Archaeological Park and the project for restructuring and reorganizing the Idlib Museum in Syria.
For important societies for cultural production it has organized temporary exhibitions in Rome (Coliseum, Palazzo Venezia, Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo, Vittoriano Complex, Palazzo Sciarra and Palazzo Cipolla), Milan (Royal Palace, Permanente, Palazzo della ragione, Palazzo delle Stelline), Trieste (Miramare Castle), Florence (Palazzo Strozzi), Venice (Palazzo Franchetti, Palazzo Loredan), Bologna (Room of the Podestà, Archaeological Museum, Archiginnasio, Lercaro Collection), Cremona (Santa Maria della Pietà), Urbino (Ducal palace), and Todi (the Captain’s Palace).
In Bologna PANSTUDIO designed the Urban Park in Piazza Maggiore (the new Piazza Nettuno and the restructuring of the former Stock Exchange Room), the layout of the Park of the former Tobacco Factory and of Cavaticcio, and buildings and residential and handicraft complexes for private people and cooperatives.