Publication available online “The Conservation Plan of the Flaminio Stadium” [“Piano di Conservazione dello Stadio Flaminio”]
Published by Getty Foundation, in collaboration of Docomomo Italy, 2020

Docomomo International would like to share the publication The Conservation Plan of the Flaminio Stadium [Piano di Conservazione dello Stadio Flaminio], published by the Getty Foundation of Los Angeles is now available online on the website of the Keeping it Modern initiative, with which the research work and the creation of the document were financed. During three years of work, a team of 36 specialists was involved in the drafting of an in-depth historical-critical study of the Stadium and its urban context, in the development of an organic database, in the development of digital models for multidisciplinary analysis and in…

Exhibition “9 x 100 = ‘900 – 9 ITINERARI PER 100 ARCHITETTURE DEL ‘900 IN BASILICATA E PUGLIA”
Date: 18th June - 16th July, 2021

Docomomo International would like to share the exhibition “9 x 100 = ‘900 – 9 ITINERARI PER 100 ARCHITETTURE DEL ‘900 IN BASILICATA E PUGLIA”, wich will be in place between 18th June and 16th July, 2021. The exihibition wants to focus attention on the most significant architectures built in the two regions during the 20th century: an initiative that is the result of a filing of the regional architectural heritage of the 20th century by Docomomo Italia, Sezione Basilicata and Puglia E.T.S. Within this filing, a Scientific Committee of international importance has selected 100 works of modern architecture of…

Online Talks Cycle – Pier Luigi Nervi e l’architettura del ‘900 a Firenze
Date: 26th February - 9th April 2021, 5 pm (GMT+1)

On the occasion of the ending of the exhibition Pier Luigi Nervi Architettura come Sfida [Pier Luigi Nervi – Architecture as a Challenge] that happened between 25th January and 26th February 2021, will happen the online talks cycle “Pier Luigi Nervi e l’architettura del ‘900 a Firenze”, between 26th February and 9th April 2021. Organized by Fondazione degli Architetti di Firenze [Architects’ Foundation Florence], Associazione Pier Luigi Nervi Project [Pier Luigi Nervi Project Association] and Manifattura Tabacchi, this cycle of four talks explores the theme of the importance of Pier Luigi Nervi’s Municipal Stadium Nervi, both in the context of…

Sign the petition – Ex Panificio Militare
Florence, Italy, 1933

Docomomo International, as also Docomomo Italy are willing to raise awareness regarding the risk of being demolished that the Ex Panificio Militare, Florence, Italy, 1933, is facing, due to a project that foresees the complete demolition of the complex to build on the same site a new shopping center. Dating from the period between both world wars, the Ex Panificio Militare, former Military Bakery, complex is composed by several different buildings that form a trapezoidal insula within a densely built urban area of Florence. Even not having any specific and valuable architectural characteristics, the complex has a local cultural and…

Exhibition: Pier Luigi Nervi – Architettura come Sfida
25th January - 26th February 2021, Florence, Italy

Docomomo Italy is inviting you to visit the exhibition Pier Luigi Nervi – Architettura come Sfida [Pier Luigi Nervi – Architecture as a Challenge]. “Manifattura Tabacchi will host the exhibition Pier Luigi Nervi Architettura come Sfida (Architecture as a Challenge), an international retrospective dedicated to one of the most significant Italian engineers of the 20th century. The culmination of a vast research project, this detailed journey through Nervi’s work is marked out by twelve iconic projects, selected by an international scientific committee chaired by Professor Carlo Olmo, and with materials illustrating the project for Manifattura Tabacchi. Scale models, designs and…

Saved – Artemio Franchi Stadium
By Pier Luigi Nervi, Florence, Italy, 1929-1931

Great news! Docomomo International became aware that the risk situation of Artemio Franchi Stadium, an icon of modern Italian architecture, took a turn. In risk of being demolished due to an amendment included in the Italian Simplification Decree: art. 55-bis of Legislative Decree no. 76/2020, which has nullified the effectiveness of the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape which is linked to one of the most important principles of the Italian Constitution, Article 9, an international wave of critics and raising awareness came up. An unprecedented collective appeal to save the Stadium was sent to the Mayor Nardella and the…

Under threat: Flaminio Stadium
By Pier Luigi and Antonio Nervi, Rome, Italy, 1957-1959

Docomomo International became aware by Docomomo Italy that the Flaminio Stadium in Rome, an icon of modern Italian architecture, is in danger due to the new amendment included in the Italian so-called ‘Simplification Decree’: art. 55-bis of Legislative Decree no. 76/2020, which has nullified the effectiveness of the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape, linked to one of the most important principles of the Italian Constitution, Article 9. Flaminio Stadium, is a renown structure designed by Pier Luigi and Antonio Nervi, between 1957 and 1958 and inaugurated in 1959. “It was built as part of the  main nucleus of new facilities…

Sign the petition – Save the Artemio Franchi Stadium
By Pier Luigi Nervi, Florence, Italy, 1929-1931

Docomomo International became aware by Docomomo Italy that the Artemio Franchi Stadium, an icon of modern Italian architecture, in Florence, is under threat. “This work, created by Pier Luigi Nervi between 1929 and 1931, is among the most important monuments of Italian architecture, due to its unprecedented role as structural architecture, inaugurating a new way of seeing and conceiving shapes, and of realizing them through e technologies and construction methods that were cutting-edge for their time. Nervi’s stadium is a paradigmatic work when considered in relation to many successive stadiums that have re-proposed and reinterpreted its essential beauty. Unfortunately, this admirable…

ROUNDTRIP: From the Seine to the Rio de La Plata and viceversa
23rd October - 11th December 2020

Eight weekly sessions, presented by international academics reflecting on some of the protagonists of the European and Latin American Modern Movement who trained or carried out part of their professional careers between the two continents. This project stems from some reflections on the Swiss master’s 1929 journey and on his relationship with Latin America, with which he established a bond through meetings, conferences and collaborations that lasted about three decades. The journey had a twofold outcome: on the one hand, it introduced new demands in the concept of architecture proposed by the first generation of the European Modern Movement, such…