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Pier Luigi Nervi, modern technology for classical typology.

Cresciani, Manuel (2005) Pier Luigi Nervi, modern technology for classical typology. In: Annual Symposium of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain 2004, 13 Mar 2004, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper investigates around the figure of Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979). Perceived mainly as an innovative structural engineer, Nervi has been arguably the most important Italian designer of the post-war period.

This article is founded on the necessity to update the knowledge on the substantial contribution on Architecture from the Engineers. The timeliness of this research is apparent when one considers, for example, the 2005 RIBA Gold medal awarded to the Engineer Frei Otto. In this perspective, Nervi needs to be re-considered under the new light of his design-process, which had the most apparent outcome in the structures for the Olympic Games in Rome, 1960. An account of which is traced in this paper. Through historical comparisons, this paper shows how important were the influences of contemporary and historical context in which Nervi designed these sport buildings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Keywords: Pier Luigi Nervi, reinforced concrete, Olympic Games Rome 1960
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Manuel Cresciani
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 12:35
Published Version: http://www.sahgb.org.uk/?page=publications
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1593

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