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Pier Luigi Nervi's Magliana Pavilion, Rome
Ferrocement Restoration

First ferrocement work by P.L. Nervi, built in 1945-46.
The pavilion, which is located in Rome's suburban periphery, is nowadays occupied by a large parking lot.
Awaking Activities carried out included the followings:
- fundraising for the restoration's work of the building (generously sponsored by Italcementi Group and Rome tor Vergata University);
- pro bono developing and managing the restoration work (Winter 2013 - Spring 2013; SIXXI team + SA.GI. lavori snr by Santino & Giuliano Ritarossi);
- expediting an Happening inside the pavilion (in collaboration with an Art Gallery and a well known designer) scheduled in October 2013;
- starting the procedure to have the building considered for listing;
- creating a full-scale model of a ferrocement piece, according to the Pier Luigi Nervi's Patent: the model, with a size of 135x45x100cm, reproduces a portion of the corrugated wall of the Magliana Pavilion (SA.GI. lavori snr). It will be exposed, with the movie filmed during the production, during the next Happening.



Pier Luigi Nervi's Palazzo del Lavoro, Turin
Urban center, Piazza Palazzo di Città 8/F, Torino,
April 15th, 2013: Partecipation in public debate in support of a Preservation Alternative, which would avoid the transformation of the Nervi's Masterpiece in a shopping center.
See: "La Repubblica", Torino, 15 aprile 2013