What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Vatican

Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

January 17, 2017. The Holy See has issued a statement Tuesday in response to "attempts by the Order of Malta to discredit” the new group established by the Vatican to conduct the investigation of why the Chancellor of the Order of Malta was asked to step down.
World

Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

January 16, 2017. On Monday morning, a Turkish cargo plane has tragically crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens and hospitalizing many others. Many homes and vehicles in the small village are also destroyed. As a result, Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the victims of the disaster on behalf of Pope Francis.
Vatican

Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

January 11, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, January 14, at the Vatican to inaugurate the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.
Vatican

Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

December 30, 2016. The smiling archbishop Justo Mullor died this morning in Rome, at the Pío XI Clinic. He was 84 years old.
Pope Francis

Pope approves new decrees for the Causes of Saints

December 22, 2016. On Wednesday, December 21, Pope Francis authorized the following decrees for the Causes of Saints:

A new Pier Luigi Nervi exhibition comes to the Maxxi Museum in Rome

2016-08-14

Pier Luigi Nervi was born in Sondrio, Italy in 1891. He was perhaps a Renaissance man of his time and a new exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the development and design of his genius.

MICAELA ANTONUCCI 
Curator of Pier Luigi Nervi exhibition 
"Forms raise from a structure in Nervi's idea and in Sports architecture this is particularly, you know, evident in some way.”

This sports architecture exhibition features over 60 drawings, photographs, and architectural makets of the famous sports arenas he created on a worldwide scale. From Stadio Berta in Florence to Rome's very own, Palazzetto dello sport is among some of his more known works.

MICAELA ANTONUCCI 
Curator of Pier Luigi Nervi exhibition 
"In the Nervi archive here at the Maxxi, we have all the materials that show the start and the end of the project. He always put them to an end.”

He used a combination of simple geometry and prefabrication to make innovative designs. He came up with a new way of using reinforced concrete, one of his many accomplishments that put him on the map and made him ahead of his time. 

Though there was great interest in the Nervi design of some of these international sporting arenas, some of them, like the Kuwait Sports Center and the Swindon Stadium in England, were never brought to life. 

MICAELA ANTONUCCI 
Curator of Pier Luigi Nervi exhibition 
"So, he was both, an engineer and an architect in some ways. He just put together these two different figures and that's why his works, technique, and aesthetics are joint, strictly joined together."

When mentioning Nervi, we cannot forget his contribution to the creation of the architectural beauty that the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican possesses. The exhibition will be showcased at the Maxxi Museum until October 2, 2016.
 
YA
MG
-SV
-PR
Up:YA