What we do

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Headed by Marco, one of the grandchildren of Pier Luigi Nervi, the Foundation 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 Foundation is engaged in several other areas: we accomplished an extensive recovery of Nervi’s writings, enabling among other things the new edition of the Norton Lectures given by Pier Luigi Nervi at Harvard University in 1962. Other fields of focus for our Foundation are educational activities: besides past research projects like the NerViLab, an important result of our work in this field has been the contest elaborated for the Italian Ministry of Education Pier Luigi Nervi: Costruire correttamente, which addressed itself to all grades in Primary and Secondary School. More recently, our organisation has entered a partnership with the Politecnico di Milano, Lecco Campus, where we recently inaugurated the Laboratorio Nervi. The Laboratorio Nervi is also the setting for the activities of the EU-funded REcube Project, which our Foundation is currently developing together with 12 European academic and scientific partners. The Fondation PLN Project is also committed to 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 Modernity's architectural heritage, of which the structures by Nervi remain among its highest expressions. Within this framework, our Foundation participated in the creation of the Conservation Plan of the Stadio Flaminio in Rome, funded by the Keeping it Modern initiative, and is currently involved in the development of the Conservation Plan for the two halls designed and built by Pier Luigi Nervi in the Torino Esposizioni complex, also funded by the Getty Keeping it Modern initiative.

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