9 April 2024
An invitation to passengers and the airport community to stop and rethink the mistakes they made in their lives, conscious that such events are a precious part of every experience: this is the message proposed by the artwork 'Master of Mistakes’, on display from today in the square of Terminal 1 at ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Airport, created by the Rome-born artist Daniele Sigalot.
Fiumicino, 9 April 2024 - The new artwork, after being exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, was unveiled this morning during a ceremony attended by Aeroporti di Roma’s CEO Marco Troncone, the President of the Cultural Commission of the Chamber of Deputies Federico Mollicone, the Councillor for Culture and Sport of the Municipality of Fiumicino Federica Poggio, the Councilor for Commerce and Productive Activities of the Municipality of Fiumicino Raffaello Biselli, and Angelo Argento, Chairman of Cultura Italiae.

“Master of Mistakes” is a spherical sculpture with a diameter of 300 cm, made of hundreds of aluminium sheets, which create a dynamic planisphere in which the elements recreate the physical projection of an earthly double. This way, a single object in static equilibrium narrates the collective value of civic thought. The work is an opportunity for self-analysis that is also directed towards the spectator, as is the case with other works by Daniele Sigalot, who specialises in exploiting the ambiguity of materials. "A shape that seems light and gets heavier by accumulation; this is not a pipe, nor a sheet of paper, but a piece of aluminium. Placed one on top of another, they become a giant figure, nothing valiant or heroic, but a monument dedicated to what we would like to forget about ourselves,” explains the artist.

"Master of Mistakes is a valuable addition to the cultural and artistic offer of our airport, offering our passengers and the entire airport community an opportunity for reflection,” said Aeroporti di Roma’s CEO Marco Troncone. “An intense artistic and cultural programming has long been part of ADR's sustainability strategy and, in recent years, it has involved transforming Leonardo da Vinci Airport into a unique place, a showcase of the beauty and creativity of Italy, as part of a system that combines the excellence of operational processes with the quality of service offered by all our operators and partners. This strategy has positioned us among the global elite of Skytrax 5-star airports and led us to be confirmed, just a few weeks ago, by ACI World as Europe's best airport for the quality of services for the seventh year in a row – in the category of airports with over 40 million passengers.”

Over the past few years, the airport management company, part of Mundys Group, has rethought the concept of airport as a place of concrete application of the sustainability roadmap, characterised by the company's orientation towards innovation, sustainable development and digitalisation, as well as a strong drive towards cultural contamination. Today, Fiumicino ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Airport sees itself as an 'open-air museum', promoting the immense cultural and artistic heritage of Italy, both classical and contemporary, in all its forms, as well as ensuring a pleasant and increasingly diversified shopping experience that accompanies the wide range of services offered to passengers.

Aeroporti di Roma, a Mundys Group company, manages and develops the Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino airports and carries out other activities related and complementary to airport management. Fiumicino, the first and only airport in Italy with a Skytrax rating of 5 stars for excellent standards in service quality, has two passenger terminals and is dedicated to business and leisure customers on domestic, international and intercontinental routes; Ciampino is mainly used by low-cost airlines, express-couriers and General Aviation activities. In 2023, Fiumicino and Ciampino airports together reached 44.4 million passengers. Over the past seven years, Aeroporti di Roma has received numerous awards, recognitions and quality certificates. The main ones are the AIRPORT SERVICE QUALITY AWARD, awarded by ACI World for the category of European airports with more than 40 million passengers per year for the years 2017 to 2023 for the high level of passenger satisfaction, and the ACI EUROPE BEST AIRPORT AWARD, category of airports with more than 40 million passengers per year, for the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023: the award, in this case, rewards the achievement of excellence in several disciplines, including security, operations, infrastructure, community relations, environmental awareness and customer care. Thanks to these achievements, in 2022, ACI World included ADR in the 'Director General's Roll of Excellence', to which only 69 out of more than 18,000 airports worldwide belong for the very high levels of quality offered to their passengers. SKYTRAX, in 2018 awarded ADR the WORLD'S MOST IMPROVED AIRPORT AWARD based on the evaluation of services experienced by passengers at various airports around the world. In 2022, ADR received the BEST AIRPORT STAFF IN EUROPE AWARD from Skytrax for meeting precise parameters of friendliness and efficiency of customer service staff at the air terminal. ADR also distinguished itself in sustainability by receiving the LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation in 2020. In the field of innovation, in 2021, in connection with the SESAR - Single European Sky project, ADR was awarded the ACI EUROPE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AWARD for the airport's investment in the brand-new Airport Operation Centre, and the implementation of the innovation model focused on Open Innovation. In 2022, Plug and Play Tech Center, the largest private investment fund in Silicon Valley, presented ADR with the 'Corporate Innovation Award' for its commitment to promoting open innovation initiatives and building an innovative 'airport of the future', Award confirmed for 2023. On 12 February 2024, ADR celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. To mark the occasion, the company unveiled a new logo that visually reaches upward to symbolise its ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation.

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