La prevenzione del rischio come opportunità di conoscenza della fabbrica architettonica
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Risk prevention as an opportunity of knowledge of historical architecture
The time has come to accept the inevitability of the seismic event not as a fortuitous event but as a natural condition of the Italian territory; from this simple premise derive considerations and methodologies that are not at all obvious. There is a huge body of legislation, bigger and bigger after each earthquake, which has not yet produced effective seismic risk prevention strategies for cultural heritage; unfortunately this has prompted professionals and supervisors to find loopholes to avoid accountability. Seismic checks appear as bureaucratic requirements to be fulfilled, while instead they can become an opportunity to identify new ways of reading historical architecture in its formal and structural unity, thus fully entering the restoration process. In fact, only when the needs of those who design the restoration meet those of those who must ensure the safety of the structures, could we actually begin to see tangible results in the conservation of historic buildings.