Abstract The Italian, engineer, architect and builder Pier Luigi Nervi (Sondrio, 1891 – Rome, 1979) is one of the 20th century’s greatest structural architects. Among his masterpieces such as the Papal Audience Hall in the Vatican or the sports hall in Rome, he also designed and built the hangars for the Italian Air Force (1935 – 1942). The first series of hangars built in Orvieto were constructed using traditional techniques. As the results were not excellent, he looked for a solution to cover large spaces in a cheaper and faster way. He lates invented prefabricated system patented in November 1939 (n. 377969). Earlier, however, he had the opportunity to experience and to build the first hangar of prefabricated elements: the hangar of Salerno. It consists in 12 arcs formed by precast trusses. This is an example of the evolution of thought and its solutions were perfected and improved in the hangars of Marsala and in the largest and most famous ones of Orvieto, Orbetello and Torre del Lago.

Pier Luigi Nervi a Salerno: l'Hangar ritrovato

RIBERA, Federica
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2014

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Abstract The Italian, engineer, architect and builder Pier Luigi Nervi (Sondrio, 1891 – Rome, 1979) is one of the 20th century’s greatest structural architects. Among his masterpieces such as the Papal Audience Hall in the Vatican or the sports hall in Rome, he also designed and built the hangars for the Italian Air Force (1935 – 1942). The first series of hangars built in Orvieto were constructed using traditional techniques. As the results were not excellent, he looked for a solution to cover large spaces in a cheaper and faster way. He lates invented prefabricated system patented in November 1939 (n. 377969). Earlier, however, he had the opportunity to experience and to build the first hangar of prefabricated elements: the hangar of Salerno. It consists in 12 arcs formed by precast trusses. This is an example of the evolution of thought and its solutions were perfected and improved in the hangars of Marsala and in the largest and most famous ones of Orvieto, Orbetello and Torre del Lago.
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