December 01, 2023
Innovative Leonardo da Vinci exhibit sponsored by Webuild unveiled in Melbourne
Immersive multimedia experience at the Lume Gallery to open in March 2024
Art and engineering genius celebrated in cultural initiative supported by Webuild in Australia, its biggest market outside Italy
MILAN, Dec 1, 2023 – A preview of “Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius”, a multimedia celebration of the Renaissance Master’s genius sponsored by Webuild, was showcased today at an exclusive event held in Melbourne, Australia at The Lume the largest permanent immersive digital art and cultural venue in the world.
The exhibit, which will open to the public in March 2024, will allow visitors to immerse themselves into the grandeur and intricacies of Da Vinci’s masterpieces in a multi-sensory space covering 3,000 square metres. It will provide an intimate encounter with the brilliance of his artistry in works such as the Mona Lisa portrait in a far more innovative way than a traditional museum exhibit.
With its cultural agenda, Webuild supports exhibits and events in markets where it operates, creating value that is shared with communities. The initiatives that show the Group’s commitment to culture range from concerts held in the United States to celebrate the 150-year anniversary of the birth of Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, to the artistic genius of Raffaello, to events revisiting the rescue of the Abu Simbel temples and the photographic exhibit of Rome left deserted during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The “Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius” exhibit at The Lume is the latest in a series of art events sponsored by Webuild. Australia has become Webuild’s biggest market after Italy in terms of revenue and order backlog, and its growth is offering opportunities to expand for the Group and its local subsidiary, Clough. In Melbourne, the Group is preparing to excavate the tunnels for the North East Link, a section of a freeway network in Melbourne. In New South Wales, it is developing Snowy 2.0, the largest hydropower project in the country. In Sydney, it is participating in the development of the Sydney Metro line that will lead to the Western Sydney International Airport, the largest public-private partnership in the state. In Western Australia, they have started work on one of the world’s largest urea plants for the manufacture of fertiliser, as well as work to upgrade a sludge treatment process at the state’s largest wastewater treatment facility.