“Pier Luigi Nervi, the model as a tool of design and construction” at Politecnico di Milano

March 20, 2017

This exhibition brings together three recent experiences on the question of the “model” as a tool of representation of architecture, to share and compare recent studies around this theme.

 

Pier Luigi Nervi, Palazzetto © Pier Luigi Nervi

Pier Luigi Nervi, Palazzetto © Pier Luigi Nervi

 

The show is part of the research in progress in Italian and European polytechnic schools, which by examining exemplary works like those of Pier Luigi Nervi has triggered a substantial rethinking of the relationships between the disciplines of engineering and architecture in the field of tools and techniques of design and construction. (more…)

“Skyscraper Age”: an exhibition about the history of the Pirellone, Milan’s iconic tower

May 30, 2016

The exhibition, part of the Triennale di Milano, is divided into four areas representing the different stages of the building’s history: its concept design and construction, its transition into public hands, the devastating accident of 2002 and its new life as a social center of the Region of Lombardy.

 

Pirelli Tower at night © Publifoto Fondazione Pirelli

Pirelli Tower at night © Publifoto Fondazione Pirelli

 

Organized in collaboration with La Triennale di Milano, the 26th floor of the Pirelli Tower (now belonging to the Lombardy Region as a multipurpose building) is holding an exhibition about the tower, its history and its impact on Milanese society.

The exhibition, curated by Alessandro Colombo,  is divided into four areas representing the different stages of the building’s history: its concept design and construction, its transition into public hands, the devastating accident of 2002 and its new life as a social center of the Region of Lombardy. (more…)

“Pier Luigi Nervi. Architecture for Sport” at MAXXI Rome

February 6, 2016

The exhibition features over 100 photographs, original drawings and documents drawn from the rich heritage of the Archivio Pier Luigi Nervi, part of the MAXXI Architettura Archives Centre and presented together with four models of the stadia from Florence, Rome, Swindon and Kuwait.

 

Pier Luigi Nervi and Annibale Vitellozzi, Palazzetto dello Sport a Roma (1956-57). Collezione MAXXI Architettura. Archivio Pier Luigi Nervi. Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

Pier Luigi Nervi and Annibale Vitellozzi, Palazzetto dello Sport a Roma (1956-57). Collezione MAXXI Architettura. Archivio Pier Luigi Nervi. Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

 

Stadia with innovative structures, diving boards that have become icons, sports centres with lace-like concrete domes, in the long career of Pier Luigi Nervi (1891 – 1979) research into sports facilities was a continuous fil rouge. From the first stadium built in Florence in 1929 to the Kuwait Sports Centre from 1968, 22 projects and their stories make up the exhibition Pier Luigi Nervi. Architecture for Sport curated by Micaela Antonucci with Annalisa Trentin and Tomaso Trombetti of the University of Bologna at MAXXI from 5 February to 2 October 2016. (more…)

“Pier Luigi Nervi and football stadiums. A successful model” exhibition at Cesena

April 8, 2015

The exhibition aims to reconstruct the creative and constructive process of the Italian engineer, illustrating Nervi´s projects for stadiums through the extensive heritage of drawings, accompanied by three-dimensional visuals and constructive models, created especially for this occasion.

 

Kuwait Sports Centre © l’Archivio Nervi at CSAC

Kuwait Sports Centre © l’Archivio Nervi at CSAC

 

Last March 30 the exhibition “Pier Luigi Nervi and football stadiums. A successful model” opened to the public at the Chiesa dello Spirito Santo in Cesena, Italy. The exhibition features a special installation containing a central core of 10 projects selected from among the architect’s planned and built football stadiums, starting with “Giovanni Berta” stadium in Florence (1929-32). The building in Florence was the first to focus the country’s attention on Pier Luigi Nervi, giving physical form to the perfect synthesis of technology and aesthetics, a typical feature of the Italian engineer and architect’s approach to design.

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