The new museum, expected to attract about 250,000 people a year, will also host conventions and educational events, adding new life to its urban context and contributing to the renewal of southern Turin. The auditorium and teaching laboratories are designed for use either independently or in connection with the museum and the restaurant.
The work is due to begin after the Olympics and be completed in 2007. The cost of the project has been estimated at about 28 million euros, to be paid by the Municipality of Turin - (about 17), and the Automobile Club of Italy (Aci), the Province of Turin, the Region of Piedmont and Crt and San Paolo bank foundations.
Laura Della Badia