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

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…)