Yesterday Stefano Boeri with the architects of the studio visited Amatrice – a town recently damaged by a series of strong earthquakes. He has been impressed not only by the people – the Mayor, the citizens coming back every day to the ruins that once have been their home, the volunteers from all over Italy doing enormous and necessary job of bringing it back to life. As architect he was impressed by the roofs. Constructed 15-20 years ago in order to render the buildings more resistant, they’ve survived the shakes, but with their weight have crushed the lighter walls and floors. The roofs on the ground. The most impressing evidence of the tragedy.
These and other considerations should become the starting point for all new developments in the seismically affected areas. Read about the project of New school refectory for Amatrice we are currently working on: