Architetture dimenticate. Il magazzino per i sali sofisticati di Pier Luigi Nervi a Margherita di Savoia
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Forgotten architecture. Pier Luigi Nervi’s warehouse for sophisticated salts in Margherita di Savoia
Pier Luigi Nervi is one of the leaders about structural architectures on the international scene of the 20th century. His buildings, based on daring technical and structural solutions, are scattered around the world and achieve results of extraordinary elegance becoming symbols of a new way of making architecture.
His ability to combine science and art of building, structur and form, engineering and architecture, has contributed to the breakdown of Rationalism’s formal paradigms. The warehouse for sophisticated salts in Margherita di Savoia represents a great opportunity to deepen knowledge his qualities like structural forms inventor. The three-hinged arch mark the interior and form an unique system with the pillars that measure longitudinal prospects and collaborate to support the roof, creating a space enlighten by strip windows cut into walls. Active until about 1975, now it is in a state of underused and still waiting for a concrete action of protection and conservation.