Tobacco, since its discovery occurred in the XVI century represented the chain of wool, tea and coffee one of the main sources of commercial wealth. The cultivation of tobacco plants in Italy was introduced in the second half of the XVI century and starting from the 700 each country presented its own manufacture, privatised with Italy’s unification. In Campania and especially in Sele plain, many buildings are dedicated to the cultivation and processing of tobacco. The tobacco factory Centola of Pontecagnano case study fits in the deep network of tobacco structures with brand new architectural and structural features. The scientific analysis of typological and construction aspects of tobacco industrial heritage represents a brand-new field of study useful to understand how consolidated building systems have declined to the historical circumstances and to production needs.
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