Tourist Attraction in Modena: Museo casa Enzo Ferrari
The Enzo Ferrari home museum, also known as the MEF, is a museum in Modena devoted to the life and work of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the Ferrari automobile. The museum was inaugurated on March 10, 2012 by the Home Foundation of Enzo Ferrari-Museo, the designer of the project. This foundation was founded in 2003 for the will of the municipality, province and Chamber of Commerce of Modena, Automobile Club of Italy and Ferrari, with the aim of creating a space dedicated to the promotion and recovery of the history of Modena motoring. Overview of the structure, with the home of Enzo Ferrari (on the left) and the modern museum (on the right). The renovation project was designed by architect Jan Kaplicky, who, due to the sudden death, was unable to assist in the completion of the works - carried out by his assistant Andrea Morgante, who must sign the interiors. The project cost around 18,000,000 euros. Work for the project started in 2009 and included, besides the construction of the museum, the renovation of the home-workshop where in 1898 Enzo Ferrari was born and in which he later worked, for a total of 5,000 m², including the area cortiliva; Of these, 3000 m² include an exhibition area, an event hall, a classroom, a store and a cafeteria. The museum was built according to environmental sustainability criteria: it is equipped with a geothermal heating system and a water recycling system, while the huge front windows allow for natural lighting. After a reorganization of the museum spaces, which led to a short closure of the structure between January and February 2014, the MEF reopened its doors on February 18, following - under the direct management of Maranello's home It has paired it with its historic Ferrari Museum. The building that houses the museum, made in the shape of a bonnet, is yellow to recall the color that Enzo Ferrari chose as the backdrop for the famous brand of the Rampant Cavallino; Is in fact the institutional color of the City of Modena. The logo chosen by the foundation to identify the museum is a unique graphic sign that combines the characteristic feature of Enzo Ferrari's signature with the profile of the exhibition gallery. The inner structure has wavy and sweet shapes. Exhibitors featuring news about Enzo Ferrari's life and works are soft. The peculiarity of the internal structure is in the use of white color, which aims to better highlight the cars present in the museum and to make the exhibition space "neutral". There are stairs only on the right side of the museum, while the rest of the building is devoid of architectural barriers. Machines are placed on pedestals high 50 cm from the ground; These, turnovers, allow better visibility of the cars to the public. Among the most important exhibitions set up inside the museum - in addition to the permanent exhibition - there was 'Maserati 100 - Century of Pure Italian Luxury Sports Cars' Dedicated to the Centenary of the Modena House. Opened in the first half of 2014 and lasted almost a year, it was the most important and complete review of Tridente cars ever organized in the world.