L'Aquila. Il Restauro alla prova della ricostruzione
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: n.s. 2019, 2020
L’Aquila and its territory. History, memory, restoration and reconstruction
The report presents a short summary of the reconstruction of cultural heritage after the 2009 earthquake. The definition of the governance and the legal framework, the challenging tasks of restoring cultural heritage and the planning and technical-economic evaluations of interventions, are some of the main topics managed in the integrated approach assigned to the Superintendence for L’Aquila and its Seismic Crater, the first such Superintendence in Italy with combined powers in monumental, historical, artistic, archaeological and landscape fields. It is an engagement that forces to face different difficulties in order to ensure safety, urban regeneration, structural and technological improvement, energy efficiency, landscape protection an proper use of the restoration methodology. In this context the restoration of the Basilica of Collemaggio has been the largest privately funded intervention, completed in just two years, with the coordination of the Superintendence, sharing the design phase with an experts team from three important italian Universities.