Cover the Antique. The case of the Arena of Verona

  • Giuseppe Fallacara Polytechnic University of Bari
  • Ubaldo Occhinegro Polytechnic University of Bari
  • Micaela Pignatelli Architect
Keywords: Arena di Verona, kinetic architecture, large shell, reversible architecture

Abstract

The International Competition for Verona Arena Coverage has animated the international debate on the theme of contemporary intervention on ancient architecture. The NFRG of Politecnico of Bari has proposed an experimental, reversible, modular and structurally independent roofing solution. Starting from the study of the velaria, the group has come to a design research inspired by the Kinetic Architecture.

Author Biographies

Giuseppe Fallacara, Polytechnic University of Bari

Associate Professor in Architectural Design at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAR). He carries out experimental research on the updating of architecture in cut stone. He is the author of numerous monographs and scientific articles on the subject and specifically on the art of stereotomy applied to contemporary architecture.
E-mail: gfallacara@hotmail.com

Ubaldo Occhinegro, Polytechnic University of Bari

Architect, he is a PhD in Architectural Design for Mediterranean Countries of the DICAR (Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture), and holds the position of Professor of Architecture Design and Representation, in Master's Degree courses in Architecture and Construction Engineering Architecture.
E-mail: ubaldocchinegro@gmail.com

Micaela Pignatelli, Architect

Architect specializing in Architectural and Landscape Heritage at the School of Specialization of the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAR). Since 2008 she has worked as a freelancer, dealing with architectural design and restoration.
E-mail: arch.pignatelli@gmail.com

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Published
2017-06-30
How to Cite
Fallacara, G., Occhinegro, U. and Pignatelli, M. (2017) “Cover the Antique. The case of the Arena of Verona”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 1(online), pp. 53-60. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/192017.
Section
Architecture | Essays & Viewpoint
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