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A showcase of case studies, 
products and tools for IPV

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IEA PVPS Task 15 project aims to create an enabling framework to accelerate the penetration of BIPV products in the global market of renewables.
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Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali


conservation area

zwischen 2016 und 2020
BIPV meets History Projekt

Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali

Via Parco del Lauro 119, Polignano a Mare (BA), Italy




Ästhetische Integration

Energietechnische Integration

Technologische Integration


Lessons learnt


Hersteller und Installateur



A few metres from the sea, an old communal slaughterhouse houses the Museum Foundation dedicated to Pino Pascali, one of the leading artists of the Arte Povera (country) style. As a new museum, the nineteenth-century structure, whose character was already heavily altered by a previous expansion, required the completion and redevelopment of its interior and exterior spaces, as well as the activation of new functional areas in order to adapt the building to the specific requirements of a location intended to host contemporary artworks. The building, which has a photovoltaic system integrated on the roof, is located in a highly restricted coastal area, a strategic vantage point for the city. The building is easily accessible from the promenade, equipped with pedestrian and bicycle paths that offer panoramic views of landscapes, places, and prized natural and man-made elements.



Arch. Antonella Mari

Hersteller von IPV-Komponenten: 


Via Monte Baldo 14/F, Villafranca (VR), Italy

Francesco Angelillo, Matteo Lorusso

In general, the restyling project aimed to harmonise the building with its context and its new intended use through minimal interventions. With regard to the existing structures, the intervention involved the redefinition of the elevations and entrances, the creation of functional spaces for the museum (a small bookshop, a literary café, and a small sculpture park opening to the neighbourhood and the sea), and a public panoramic access path to the museum roof.

The project is located in a highly restricted area of the Municipality of Polignano a Mare, declared to be of considerable public interest and protected by a Listed Property Decree pursuant to Italia Law 1497, Ministerial Decree 23/12/1982. With reference to the regulation of landscapes and other contexts, it is identified as being among the areas governed by the P.P.T.R. and PUTTP/Puglia local landscapes. The area falls within the "coastal territories included in a strip 300 metres in from the shoreline", characterised in this case by the cliff and an interesting system of sea caves, and is a strategic panoramic point for the city since it faces both the historic centre and the east coast and the Scoglio dell'Eremita. The photovoltaic system integrated on the roof is not visible from the sea since the former slaughterhouse is located on a high rocky coast. However, it becomes visible from the surrounding buildings, access roads, and terraces of the building itself, creating a colour contrast between the dark colour of the amorphous silicon and the new white structure. This contrast is reminiscent of the typical colour choices of the architecture in these locations. The BIPV modules are integrated from the morphological point of view, adapting perfectly to the curved shape of the existing roof.

Part of the electricity produced is used for the museum's uses. The remaining is sent to the network, receiving a contribution according to the on-site exchange scheme.

The BIPV modules contain a thin film of amorphous silicon protected by a flexible and weatherproofing membrane made of elastomeric polyolefins. Following the curved top of the roof, they replace the old waterproofing membrane. They are resistant to fire and ultraviolet rays and contribute to thermal insulation.

The decision that led to the choice and installation of the BIPV modules was made in agreement with the Superintendency for Architectural and Landscape Heritage for the city of Bari, which preferred this solution to others. Various types of rigid photovoltaic modules were considered, but they would have a more significant visual impact if installed on a curved surface as they would be seen from the sea and the road. As an alternative, they considered the possibility of installing the photovoltaic modules in other areas of the roof garden but then deemed that unsuitable as the areas would have become impassable. Flexible photovoltaic modules were chosen as they can adhere to the curvature of the roof surface. At the same time, they also solved the functional and aesthetic problem of the existing waterproofing membrane, which had to be restored and covered as it was partially damaged.

The design team had no experience using this type of photovoltaic module. However, the integration in the Pino Pascali Museum was positive from all points of view: aesthetic, functional, installation, and energy performance. This makes flexible photovoltaic modules an interesting solution with high integration potential in similar contexts and on valuable architecture.


BIPV Architektursystem: 
opaque roof
amorphous silicon
Systemleistung [kWp]: 
Systembereich [m²]: 
Modulabmessungen [mm]: 
5,486 x 394 x 4
Hersteller von IPV-Komponenten: 


Via Monte Baldo 14/F, Villafranca (VR), Italy
Via Parco del Lauro 119, Polignano a Mare (BA), Italy

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