Dal riconoscimento alla valorizzazione: l'esperienza di Piazza Navona 62 tra studio, progetto e cantiere
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
From acknowledgement to valorisation: the experience of Piazza Navona 62 between study, project and
Between 2006 and 2010, the École Française de Rome launched a campaign of archeological excavations at its headquarters in Piazza Navona during the renovation of the building. This investigation brought to light Roman structures already known and mentioned in “Stadium Domitiani” by A. M. Colini, but also unknown structures and information of considerable interest for urban history. The peculiarity and uniqueness of these remains prompted the management of the École to assign these spaces to the musealization.
The restoration and enhancement project incorporates the studies carried out in those years at the School of Specialization in Restoration of Monuments directed by Giovanni Carbonara. The preliminary studies already carried out in terms of a direct reading of the monument, comparisons with other similar sites in the Piazza, as well as lighting and museographic aspects, provide the tools for knowledge and recognition of the heritage’s value, the basis for subsequent conservation and valorisation choices.