Thursday, October 22, 2009

22 Pier Luigi Nervi Structures on October 22nd

1. Artemio Franchi Municipal Stadium (Stadio Comunale "Artemio Franchi"), in Florence, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy, built in 1929 - 1932.

Structure: A reinforced horizontal concrete cantilever structure.
Seats: 35,000

Designers: Alessandro Giuntoli and Pier Luigi Nervi





2. Orvieto Hangars in Orvieto, Terni, Umbria, Italy, completed in 1935 and later destroyed.

Structure: Reinforced concrete shell--ribbed barrel vault--airplane hangar.
Span: 44.8 m
Length: 111.5m

Engineer: Pier Luigi Nervi



3. Orbetello Hangars in Orvieto, Terni, Umbria, Italy, built in 1939 - 1942, later destroyed.

Structure: Precast reinforced concrete ribbed barrel vault.
Width: 36m
Length: 100m

Designer: Pier Luigi Nervi



4. Via della Magliana 236-240, Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy, completed in 1946.

Structure: Originally, a reinforced concrete thin-shell warehouse, now used as a parking garage.

Designer: Pier Luigi Nervi




5. Stazione Termini in Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy, built in 1937 - 1950.

Structure: A reinforced concrete ribbed shell structure with reinforced concrete columns.

Architects: Leo Calini, Massimo Castellazzi, Vasco Fadigati, Eugenio Montuori, Achille Pintonello and Annibale Vitellozzi
Engineer: Pier Luigi Nervi





6. Turin Exhibition Hall B (Palazzo per esposizioni salone B) in Turin, Torino, Piedmont, Italy, built in 1947 - 1949.

Structure: A reinforced concrete shell barrel vault (ribbed).
Rise: 18.4m
Covered area: 95.10 x 80.50m
Span: 71.1m

Engineer: Pier Luigi Nervi




7. Restaurant of the Kursaal Hotel in Lido di Ostia, Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy, completed in 1950.

Structure: A reinforced concrete thin-shell structure.

Designer: Pier Luigi Nervi
Architect: Attilio Lapadula





8. Gatti Wool Factory in Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy, completed 1951.

Structure: A reinforced concrete factory.

Architect: Carlo Cestelli Guidi
Engineer: Pier Luigi Nervi




9. Parco Acqua Santa - Salone Nervi in Chianciano Terme, Siena, Tuscany, Italy, built in 1952 - 1953.

Structure: A reinforced concrete thin-shell restaurant.

Designer: Pier Luigi Nervi (dome)
Architects: Mario Loreti and Mario Marchi





10. UNESCO Auditorium, 7th arrondissment, Paris, Ile de France, France built in 1953 - 1958.

Designers: Marcel Breuer, Antonio Nervi, Pier Luigi Nervi and Bernard Louis Zehrfuss



11. UNESCO Headquarters Main Building, 7th arrondissment, Paris, Ile de France, France, built in 1953 - 1958.

Designers: Marcel Breuer, Antonio Nervi, Pier Luigi Nervi and Bernard Louis Zehrfuss




12. Little Sports Palace (Palazzetto dello Sport) in Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy, built in 1956 - 1957 for the 1960 Olympic Summer Games.

Structure: A reinforced concrete ribbed dome with membrane roof.
Height: 21m
Seats: 5,000
Diameter: 58.8m

Engineer: Pier Luigi Nervi
Architect: Annibale Vitellozzi







13. CNIT (Centre des nouvelles industries et technologies) for Paris-La Défense, Hauts-de-Seine (92), Ile de France, France and Puteaux, Hauts-de-Seine, Ile de France, built in 1956 - 1958.

Structure: A reinforced concrete double thin-shell.

Architects: Robert Edouard Camelot, Jean de Mailly and Bernard Louis Zehrfuss
Engineer: Nicolas Esquillan (shell) and Jean Prouvé (façade)
Consultant: Pier Luigi Nervi






14. Great Sports Palace (Palazzo dello Sport) in Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy, built in 1958-1960 for the 1960 Olympic Summer Games.

Structure: A reinforced concrete ribbed dome.
Diameter: 100.65 m

Designers: Pier Luigi Nervi and Marcello Piacenti





15. Savona Railway Station in Savona, Savona, Liguria, Italy, built in 1958 - 1961.

Structure: A precast concrete roof with reinforced concrete columns.
Length: 75m

Designers: Antonio Nervi and Pier Luigi Nervi




16. Palazzo del Lavoro in Turin, Torino, Piedmont, Italy, built 1960 - 1961.

Structure: An exhibition hall--reinforced concrete.

Designers: Antonio Nervi and Pier Luigi Nervi





17. Leverone Field House at the Darmouth College Campus, Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA, built in 1961 - 1962.

Structure: A reinforced concrete shell.

Designer: Pier Luigi Nervi




18. Priory of Saint Mary and Saint Louis in Creve Coeur, Saint Louis County, Missouri, USA, completed in 1962.

Structure: A reinforced concrete thin-shell structure.
Heights:
Level 1: 7.31m
Level 2: 5.45m
Level 3: 9.14m
To cross: 6.09m

Consultant: Pier Luigi Nervi
Architects: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum
Structural engineering: Weidlinger Associates






19. Papal Audience Hall in the Vatican City, completed in 1971.

Structure: A ribbed, pre-cast concrete structure.
Seats: 12,000

Designer: Pier Luigi Nervi




20. Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA, completed in 1971.

Structure: A thin-shell hyperbolic-paraboloid structure.
Height: 60m
Seats: 2,500

Designers: Pietro Belluschi, Pier Luigi Nervi
Structural engineer: L. F. Robinson
Architects: McSweeney, Ryan & Lee
Structural engineers: Robinson Meier Juilly & Associates







21. Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, USA, completed in 1971.

Structure: A reinforced concrete dome with combination concrete panel and cast-in-place shell.
Diameter: 134m
Seats: 12,000

Architect: E. Bradford Tazewell (dome)
Consulting engineer: Pier Luigi Nervi (dome)
Architects: Williams, Tazewell and Associates
Structural engineering: Fraioli-Blum-Yesselman Associates
Contractor: Daniel Construction Co.






22. Rupert C. Thompson Arena at Dartmouth College, Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA, built in 1973 to 1975.

Structure: A reinforced concrete thin-shell hockey arena.

Designer: Pier Luigi Nervi




Reference: Structurae.

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