The "Teatro Popolare Italiano" (TPI) is a mobile structure for 3,000 spectators, realised in Italy in the 1960s, a design project by the architect Ezio De Felice and the engineers Elio Giangreco and Giuseppe Giordano. The TPI, commissioned by the famous Italian actor and director Vittorio Gassman, represents an architectural, technological and building experimentation as well as a cultural project conceived by Gassman with the support of the businessman Giovanni Erba. The TPI would have allowed a new theatrical art form accessible to everyone, itinerant and democratic. With this goal the team of architects and engineers designs a large-scale mobile structure conceived to be assembled on site in just 30 hours. The project arouses curiosity, it is published on magazines and newspapers, and it also triggers a heated debate even at an international level. Due to a series of problems and alterations during the realisation, the mobile theatre stayed paradoxically stationary for years before being dismantled and sold to the Egyptian State.

il Teatro Popolare Italiano (TPI) di Ezio De Felice, Elio Giangreco, Giuseppe Giordano e Vittorio Gassman: una sperimentazione di ingegneria, architettura e teatro

Alessandra Como;Luisa Smeragliuolo Perrotta;Simona Talenti;Annarita Teodosio
2018

Abstract

The "Teatro Popolare Italiano" (TPI) is a mobile structure for 3,000 spectators, realised in Italy in the 1960s, a design project by the architect Ezio De Felice and the engineers Elio Giangreco and Giuseppe Giordano. The TPI, commissioned by the famous Italian actor and director Vittorio Gassman, represents an architectural, technological and building experimentation as well as a cultural project conceived by Gassman with the support of the businessman Giovanni Erba. The TPI would have allowed a new theatrical art form accessible to everyone, itinerant and democratic. With this goal the team of architects and engineers designs a large-scale mobile structure conceived to be assembled on site in just 30 hours. The project arouses curiosity, it is published on magazines and newspapers, and it also triggers a heated debate even at an international level. Due to a series of problems and alterations during the realisation, the mobile theatre stayed paradoxically stationary for years before being dismantled and sold to the Egyptian State.
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