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Lo Stadio Flaminio di Pier Luigi e Antonio Nervi posto sotto tutela

La procedura per la tutela dello Stadio Flaminio di Pier Luigi e Antonio Nervi è nella sua fase conclusiva, un’importante vittoria per la conservazione del patrimonio architettonico del Novecento romano e un passo in avanti essenziale per realizzare una riqualifica attenta sia alla qualità architettonica sia ad un nuovo uso polifunzionale, moderno e efficiente. Leggi qui il  comunicato stampa.

The Flaminio Stadium by Pier Luigi and Antonio Nervi

Designed for the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, the Stadio Flaminio is one of Pier Luigi Nervi's most celebrated buildings. Nervi was a prolific architect and engineer, who explored the boundaries of reinforced concrete with daring technological innovations and expressive concepts. By creating an arena that could hold 45,000 people, Nervi succeeded in a structural engineering feat for the time—transforming concrete into gravity-defying forms. Stadio Flaminio is one of many arenas and sports buildings designed by Nervi and reflects his numerous years of experience. With the stadium fully executed by the Nervi family's architectural firm and designed in partnership with his son Antonio, Nervi had unique freedom to implement some of the structural engineering innovations in reinforced concrete and ferro- (or thin-) shell cement that he had been developing for decades. Although originally designed to host soccer matches, the venue has been used for other activities throughout the years, including rugby games and concerts. In 2011, despite its architectural and historic importance, the stadium was decommissioned due to declining use.

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LABORATORIO NERVI Summer School 2018

Knowledge, restoration and valorisation of twentieth century architecture 

Critical, structural, technological aspects 

Lecco Campus, 20th – 25th of July, 2018 

 

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Founded ten years ago, the  Pier Luigi Nervi Project Association is a non-profit organisation contributing to a renewal of study and knowledge about the life and work of the Italian engineer and architect Pier Luigi Nervi.

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Headed by Marco, one of the grandchildren of Pier Luigi Nervi, the association  has been engaged in coordinating the scientific research and financial support that allowed the birth and development of the international traveling exhibition “Pier Luigi Nervi Architecture as Challenge.

In addition to this exhibition which has being enriched with content as the research progressed and developed along its international itinerary, the association is engaged in several other areas: It prefigures the new edition of the Norton Lectures given by Pier Luigi Nervi at Harvard University in 1962, aiming to an extensive recovery of Nervi’s writings.

Other field of focus for our association are educational activities. Besides ongoing research projects like the NerViLab, the latest result of our work in this field is the contest elaborated for the Italian Ministry of Education Pier Luigi Nervi: Costruire correttamente, which addresses itself to all grades in Primary and Secondary School.

The commitment of the Pier Luigi Nervi Project will also focus on the conservation and rehabilitation of structures by Nervi, not only in Italy but also on an international level, with the hope of contributing to a scientific awareness and  protection of architectural heritage of Modernity, of which the structures by Nervi remain among its highest expressions.

 

The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles has awarded a grant of $180,000 to Sapienza University in Rome for the development of a Conservation Plan for the Flaminio Stadium in Rome by Pier Luigi and Antonio Nervi. The Getty Foundation has given this award through its Keeping it Modern initiative, following the application presented in March 2017 by the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering of the Sapienza University of Rome, the Pier Luigi Nervi Project Association (PLN Project) and DO.CO.MO.MO Italy, in agreement with the City of Rome.

Designed between 1957 and 1958 by the noted Italian engineer Nervi–a pioneer of the use of reinforced concrete- with his son, the architect Antonio Nervi, the Flaminio Stadium was built for the XVII Olympic Games in Rome (1960) and inaugurated in 1959. It is a unique work that offers a highly original integration of form and structure as well as between architecture and engineering. It testifies to a special and internationally recognized period for Italian architectural culture. Abandoned for years, the Flaminio stadium is now in an advanced state of decay. Despite having been declared in 2005 a “work of excellence” by the General Directorate for Architecture and Contemporary Art (DARC), Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, the stadium, owned by the City of Rome, is currently lacking any form of official protection as a result of Italian Law n. 106/2011 that changed the limit for protection of a building from 50 years to 70 years from its construction.

Stadio Flaminio, Rome, photo Marco Menghi, 2017

The conservation plan for the Flaminio Stadium will focus on promoting, supporting and guiding a successive project for its rehabilitation. It will produce a set of design guidelines providing indications for the conservation and restoration of the stadium, with the final aim of respecting and restoring Nervi’s original design and restoring its original use as a football arena while offering space for various other sports. “Drawing a conservation plan for the Flaminio Stadium will lay the groundwork for its protection. With the grant awarded to Sapienza University and the wilful cooperation of the City of Rome we will be able realize a complete plan which will permit the pres- ervation of this Modernist masterpiece for future generations, taking into account its complete historical and architectural features” explains Marco Nervi, President of PLN PROJECT.

The research program will be developed by a team of specialists in various fields, under the supervision of an international scientific committee, including experts in History of Architecture, in Planning of Sports Facilities, as well as Conservation of Modern Archi- tecture and Construction Engineering. Download here the press release.

 

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An overview of our activities until October 2011

The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition at the CIVA in Brussels, photo Lode Saidane
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition in Venice at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Cesare Querci courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Cesare Querci courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Cesare Querci courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Cesare Querci courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Cesare Querci courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Cesare Querci courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Jacopo Pergameno courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Jacopo Pergameno courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Jacopo Pergameno courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Jacopo Pergameno courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Jacopo Pergameno courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Jacopo Pergameno courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Jacopo Pergameno courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The setting of the exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, photo Jacopo Pergameno courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
The cover of the English Edition of the catalogue related to the travelling exhibition, published by Silvana Editorialele
The cover of the English Edition of the catalogue related to the travelling exhibition, published by Silvana Editorialele
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
The setting of the exhibition in Turin, photo by Davide Chemise
Interior view of the Salt Warehouse in Tortona, Italy
Interior view of the Salt Warehouse in Tortona, Italy
Workshop on 11th and 12th of July 2011 about the renovation of the Salt Warehouse in Tortona
Workshop on 11th and 12th of July 2011 about the renovation of the Salt Warehouse in Tortona
Workshop on 11th and 12th of July 2011 about the renovation of the Salt Warehouse in Tortona
Workshop on 11th and 12th of July 2011 about the renovation of the Salt Warehouse in Tortona
Workshop on 11th and 12th of July 2011 about the renovation of the Salt Warehouse in Tortona
Workshop on 11th and 12th of July 2011 about the renovation of the Salt Warehouse in Tortona
Workshop on 11th and 12th of July 2011 about the renovation of the Salt Warehouse in Tortona
Workshop on 11th and 12th of July 2011 about the renovation of the Salt Warehouse in Tortona
Guided tours to the buildings by Pier Luigi Nervi in Turin
Guided tours to the buildings by Pier Luigi Nervi in Turin
Guided tours to the Palazzo del Lavoro by Pier Luigi Nervi in Turin
Guided tours to the Palazzo del Lavoro by Pier Luigi Nervi in Turin
Guided tours to the Palazzo del Lavoro by Pier Luigi Nervi in Turin
Guided tours to the Palazzo del Lavoro by Pier Luigi Nervi in Turin
Guided tours to the Palazzo del Lavoro by Pier Luigi Nervi in Turin
Guided tours to the Palazzo del Lavoro by Pier Luigi Nervi in Turin

 

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