The Concrete Architecture in the Mediterranean Areas and the work of Pier Luigi Nervi

    21-22 February 2019 | Rome (Italy)



The Workshop

WHEN: February 21 and 22, 2019

WHERE: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR (VIEW MAP>>)

LANGUAGE: Italian and English (Free Simultaneous translation will be available) | Italiano e inglese (sarà disponibile un servizio di traduzione simultanea gratuito)

The workshop is free of charge | L’evento è GRATUITO

This event is in collaboration with Ordine degli Architetti di Roma: The participation allows you to take 12 CFU. Register on our website and then on Ordine degli Architetti di Roma Website.

The Workshop is address to: 

  • Architects
  • Materials and construction Engineers
  • Conservation products manufacturers
  • Researchers working in Cultural Heritage conservation
  • Conservation Professionals
  • Professional Councils
  • Students of Universities
  • Specialty Craftsman and Restorers in Concrete Heritage
  • Public Administrations


  • To disseminate the targets, challenges and first results of InnovaConcrete project
  • To disseminate the knowledge of concrete heritage conservation of the 20th Century with special emphasis in The Concrete Architecture of the Mediterranean area
  • To promote citizen awareness around concrete heritage and especially around the work of PierLuigi Nervi as an example of the Italian Concrete Architecture


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019 | Codice corso: ARRM1889 – CFP: 6

8:30 – 8:45 | Registrations

8:45 – 9:00 | Welcome – The InnovaConcrete Research Project 
María Jesús Mosquera, InnovaConcrete Coordinator (University of Cádiz)

9:00 – 9:15 | Welcome – Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities
On. Gianluca Vacca, Undersecretary of State for the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities

9:15 – 9:20 |Welcome – Center of Excellence of the Technological District for new technologies for cultural assets and activities of the Lazio Region (DTC Lazio)
Roberto Natalini, CNR Representative at DTC Lazio

9:20– 9:30 | Welcome – Order of Architects of Rome 
Maria Giuseppina Gimma(Ordine degli Architetti di Roma per il restauro, i Beni Culturali e la Conservazione).

9:30 – 09:45 | Cultural Heritage in European Scenario
Serena Borgna, Italian National Contact Point NMBP in Horizon 2020 programme

09:45 – 10:45 | Nanomaterials for Cultural Heritage
Piero Baglioni, CSGI

10:45 – 11:15 | Coffee break

11:15 – 13:15 | InnovaConcrete materials: target and results
María Jesús Mosquera, InnovaConcrete Coordinator (University of Cádiz)

Every scientific partner will present the results obtained during the first year of the project.

13:15 – 13:30 | Summary and concluding remarks
13:30 – 14:30 | Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 | Open questions and round table on the InnovaConcrete materials

15:30 – 16:30 | Round table and interactive discussion in monuments: targets and results

      • Short presentation of the monuments case study and results reached so far: 1) Centennial Hall (Wrocław), 2) Elogio del horizonte (Gijón), 3) Eduardo Torroja Institute (Madrid), 4) Warsaw Train Station (Warsaw), 5) Monumento ai caduti di Torricella Peligna (Chieti), Kaunas Ninth Fort Monument (Kaunas), 6) Zarzuela Racehouse (Madrid) e Stadio Flaminio (Roma).
      • The restoration of monuments: an introduction

Maria Giuseppina Gimma, Specialist in Restoration of Monuments (Order of Architects of Rome for restoration, cultural heritage and conservation).

16:30 – 16:40 | Summary and Concluding Remarks

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 | Codice corso: ARRM1890 – CFP: 6

08:45 – 09:00 | Welcome

09:00 – 10:00 |Overview on concrete Cultural Heritage in the Mediterranean area
Fulvio Irace (Politecnico di Milano)

10:00 – 10:30 | Historical and Philosophical intervention
Gunny Harboe (ICOMOS – Chair of the InnovaConcrete Awareness Committee)

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00 | InnovaConcrete social targets: preliminary results
• InnovaConcrete monuments: the 100 of the 20th
Susana Landrove (DOCOMOMO) and Fernando Espinosa de los Monteros  (ICOMOS)
• Conservation approches developed in InnovaConcrete
Kyle Normandin (ICOMOS)
• Virtual reality of concrete memorial tower in Torricella Peligna (Chieti)
Fabio Cerioni (TECHEDGE)
• InnovaConcrete exploitation out of the boundaries of the research project
Ramiro Garcia (SIKA)

12:00 – 13:15 | Concrete Heritage: a focus on PierLuigi Nervi monuments’

• Pier Luigi Nervi, Art and Science of Building in Concrete
Cristiana Chiorino, (Pier Luigi Nervi Project Association)
• Conservation plan of the Flaminio Stadium: structural aspects
Francesco Romeo (Sapienza Università di Roma)
• InnovaConcrete results on the Flaminio Stadium
Gabriella Di Carlo (CNR)
• Round table/discussion

13:15 – 13:30 | Summary and concluding remarks
Isella Vicini (beWarrant, InnovaConcrete Communication Manager) and Gabriella Di Carlo (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR)

13:30 – 14:30 | Light Lunch

14:30 – 15:00 | Closing event: demonstrative stands and videos


Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7
00185 Roma



InnovaConcrete Rome workshop speakers

Practical Demonstrations

A stand with practical demonstrations of products and techniques developed in InnovaConcrete (materials and plasma atmospheric device) will be available during the complete session. A stand showing information about the other case studies (including sampling videos, information about concrete from monuments..) will be also available.