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Multipurpose and Civil Protection Center of Norcia / Stefano Boeri Architetti

  • 13:00 - 27 July, 2019
  • Curated by Paula Pintos
Multipurpose and Civil Protection Center of Norcia / Stefano Boeri Architetti
Multipurpose and Civil Protection Center of Norcia / Stefano Boeri Architetti, © Giovanni Nardi
© Giovanni Nardi

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  • Clients

    “Un aiuto subito. Terremoto Centro Italia 6.0” – Corriere della Sera – TgLA7 Beneficiary Municipality of Norcia
  • Structural Engineering

    Ing. Mirko Degano, Ing. Loris Borean
  • Systems Design

    Paolo Zuccolo
  • Economic Assessment

    GAD srl
  • Town Planning

    Sandro Stefanini
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© Giovanni Nardi
© Giovanni Nardi

Text description provided by the architects. The Multipurpose Civil Protection Centre in Norcia was designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti as part of a larger project for the economic and cultural development of the Norcia area and was created thanks to funds raised by the “Un aiuto subito. Terremoto Centro Italia 6.0” campaign, promoted by the Corriere della Sera and TG La7.

© Giovanni Nardi
© Giovanni Nardi

Conceived as a space for Civil Protection and to guarantee the City of Norcia a safe place for the inhabitants to gather during earthquake emergencies, the Centre was built in just over three months and handed over to the residents on June 30th 2017. It is currently used as a multifunctional centre and intended to be used by the Town Council and local associations for relaunching their activities.
Spread over an area of 450 square metres, the building houses two multipurpose halls divided by a central service block.

Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
Longitudinal section AA
Longitudinal section AA

The design is characterized by the search for harmony and continuity of materials and forms with those of the surrounding area. Made of wood in order to guarantee the reversible nature of the work and featuring large windows, the building is topped with a dynamic pitched roof which calls to mind the sinuous outline of the surrounding Sibylline Mountains. A material with high strength and flexibility, wood answers primarily the need for an anti-seismic construction framework.

© Giovanni Nardi
© Giovanni Nardi

More specifically, the load bearing frame of the Centre is in lamellar fir clad in larch panels; a type of wood that thanks to the oxidation process acquires changes in colour over time that match the surrounding natural shades. On the long opposing sides two structural facades alternate consisting of large windows with high seismic resistance. The natural colours and transparency of the glass express a desire for symbolic reconciliation between man and nature.

© Giovanni Nardi
© Giovanni Nardi

The geographical position of the Centre, a genuine gateway to the “Parco dei 'marcite'” and to the Benedictine hiking trail system, ensures that the building satisfies the demand for environmental as well as economic and cultural enhancement.

© Giovanni Nardi
© Giovanni Nardi

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Cite: "Multipurpose and Civil Protection Center of Norcia / Stefano Boeri Architetti" 27 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/921776/multipurpose-and-civil-protection-center-of-norcia-stefano-boeri-architetti/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Giovanni Nardi

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