LABORATORIO NERVI SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 Politecnico di Milano – Lecco Campus

Pirelli Skyscraper, photo copyright Mario Carrieri and Pietro Carrieri, Milan

Summer School 2018    Lecco, Politecnico di Milano Campus

September 28th – October 3rd 2018

Knowledge, restoration and valorisation of XXth century architecture

Critical, structural, technological aspects 

The Lecco Campus of the Politecnico di Milano welcomes this year the first Summer School of the Laboratorio Nervi.

Inspired by the work of the great Italian designer and builder Pier Luigi Nervi (Sondrio, June 21st 1891 – Rome, January 9th 1979), the Laboratorio Nervi is being developed as a centre for study and analysis on the great issues of knowledge and conservation as well as restoration and valorisation of the twentieth century architecture.

As for 2018, the Laboratorio Nervi Summer School will explore all these themes focusing on the critical, structural and technological aspects, within the framework of the European year of cultural heritage.



 Lecco Campus, Politecnico di Milano

Friday, September 28th 

9:00-10:30 am Welcome and Introduction 

(M. di Prisco-E. Margiotta Nervi-C. Chiorino-U. Carughi) 

11:00-12:30 am The architectural heritage of the twentieth century within the policies of preservation: The time factor – Protection legislation – Economic aspects – The international dimension (Ugo Carughi) 

2:30-4:00 pm Structures as architectural heritage of the twentieth century: The Nervi case study: knowledge, documentation and conservation (Cristiana Chiorino) 

4:30 -5:00 pm Countering the deficiencies of protection legislation: A proposal in reference to the work of P. L. Nervi (Ugo Carughi) 

5:00 -6:00 pm The current policies of protection for the architectural heritage of the 20th century. (Oliva Muratore)

Saturday, September 29th

9:00-10:30 am The problem of sustainability when designing the restoration of modern architecture (Alessandro Colombo and Paola Garbuglio) 

11:00 – 12:30 am The restoration of 20th-century architecture: materials and technologies in the Pirelli skyscraper (Giovanni Multari)


Guided tour of the Pirelli skyscraper in Milan (Giovanni MultariAlessandro Colombo and Paola Garbuglio) 

Saturday night and Sunday social events 

Saturday evening: 

Group Dinner


excursion to the Morterone Open air Contemporary Art Museum 

Monday, October 1st

9:00-10:30 am The new cement-based material FRC, FRCM (Marco di Prisco)

11:00-12:30 am Retrofitting design: opportunities and challenges using FRC and FRCM (Marco di Prisco)

2:30-4:00 pm The ’‘structural architecture” of Pier Luigi Nervi: Static operation and technological aspects of the restoration (Francesco Romeo

4:30-6:00 pm The restoration of the ferrocement of P. L. Nervi: The “B” and “C” pavilions at the Parco del Valentino in Turin (Erica Lenticchia

Tuesday, October 2nd

9:00-10:30 am The renovation of the Flaminio Stadium: The predisposal of a model (Maurizio Giodice) 

11:00-12:30 am The renovation of the Flaminio Stadium: The structural aspects (Francesco Romeo)  

2:30-4:00 pm The relationship architectural object-context in the work of P.L. Nervi:  The city-planning dimension (Francesca Castelli) 

4:30-6:00 pm The role of historiography. Sources and theories: The construction of an historical perspective. Case study of the Flaminio Stadium (Massimo Visone) 

Wednesday, October 3rd

Protection and restoration of twentieth-century architecture 

9:00-10:30 am International case of protection and restoration: Conservation of the Sydney Opera House (Gianluca Ranzi) 

11:00-12:30 am National example of protection and restoration. Conservatism and Innovation in Research Programs on Modern Heritage. The Study Case of the Conservation Plan on the “Collegi” by G. De Carlo. (Andrea Canziani ) 

2:00 – 3:30 pm National example of protection and restoration. The ICO Pavilions at Ivrea (Enrico Giacopelli)

 See here the biographic profiles of the Summer School lecturers


Summer School Director 

Prof. Marco di Prisco 

Executive Coordinator 

Mrs. Elisabetta Margiotta Nervi  – Pier Luigi Nervi Project Association 

Mobile: +32 494 379096 

Technical Secretariat

Polo territoriale di Lecco – Politecnico di Milano

Via Previati 1/c – 23900 Lecco

Phone: +39 0341 488700


Stadio Flaminio, photo copyright Matteo Cirenei, Milan


Secretariat for registration:

Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Lecco › Corsi e Convegni

Ordine degli Architetti PCC della Provincia di Lecco

Piattaforma Im@teria

Registration Fees for ENGINEERS and ARCHITECTS 

€ 500,00 (VAT Included) 

from September 28th to October 3rd 

(32 CFP for Engineers – 20 CFP for Architects) 

It is also possible to register only for some topics (specify the choice): 

€ 50,00 (VAT Included) Wednesday, October 3rd 

( 5 CFP for Engineers – 5 CFP for Architects) 

€ 50,00 (VAT Included) Saturday, September 29th (excluding dinner) 

( 3 CFP for Engineers – 3 CFP for Architects) 

€ 100,00 (VAT Included) Saturday, October 29st and Wednesday 3rd October 

(8 CFP for Engineers – 8 CFP for Architects) 

Registration Fees for Ph.D. STUDENTS of OTHER UNIVERSITIES

€ 400,00

from September 28th to October 3rd 

Bank transfert to: 


IBAN: IT34 T 05696 01620 000001600X69 

Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Ag. 21 Milano via Bonardi, 4 – 20133 Milano 


For Ph.D. students the recognition of 5 CFU is committed to the Academic Board of the Ph.D. course they belong to.  In case of single choice of topics, For Ph.D. students the recognition of 1 CFU per day is committed to the Academic Board of the Ph.D. course they belong to.



REGISTRATION FORM_Laboratorio Nervi_Summer School 2018 Lecco

Laboratorio Nervi _SUMMER SCHOOL 2018

Summer School 2018
Knowledge, restoration and valorisation
of twentieth century architecture
Critical, structural, technological aspects
Lecco Campus, September 28th – October 3rd, 2018

 Promoted and organised by: 

Fondazionedegli Ingegneri and Fondazione Ordine degli Architetti PPC della Provincia di Lecco

in cooperation with

Politecnico Milano 1863 – Polo territoriale di Lecco 

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Implemented by: 

P.L. Nervi Project Association 

Do.Co.Mo.Mo. Italy 

in cooperation with: 

Ordine degli Architetti PPC della Provincia di Lecco

Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Lecco 

FIB – International Federation for Structural Concrete 

CTE – Collegio dei Tecnici della Industrializzazione Edilizia

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