Under Threat: Noviziato
by Giorgio Raineri, Turin, Italy, 1962-1964
DATE: 20/5/2015
Lately, some newspaper articles have been reporting that the building called "Noviziato", from the Italian architect Giorgio Raineri, will be subject of a renovation project. Although, it is still in the process of being approved, this situation is worrying because the building is not under protection and it is at risk of an invasive restructuring, resulting in the loss of modern architectural heritage.

"Giorgio Raineri (1927-2012) is considered one of the most significant authors of contemporary architecture in Turin and Italy. Close to the current Neoliberty, Raineri has expressed an original activity, intimate and deeply rooted in the places and relationships with clients. He has been honored with numerous awards including In-arch and the President of the Republic Prize, and was a member of the Accademia di San Luca. His works have been repeatedly subject of publications on Italian and foreign magazines, and exhibited at the Venice Biennale. In particular, this building, considered his most significant work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, at the Beaubourg in Paris and at the Triennale in Milan, as part of the exhibition The Italian Metamorphosis 1943-1968, together with the excellence of Italian art fashion and design of the period of the economic miracle."

You can sign the petition by sending an email with your contact information to Gigi Rajneri: gigi.rajneri@libero.it

More details: website.