Among the numerous architectural themes introduced in the Thirties by the Fascist Regime special place is occupied by the Colonie climatiche di soggiorno together with the more familiar examples of the Casa del Fascio, Palazzi Littori, Post office buildings, etc. . The colony “IX May” was built in 1937 by architect Ettore Rossi on behalf of “ The institute of assistance to the sea’s people”, in Poggio di Rojo (L'Aquila), about a thousand meters above sea level. Used for only few years as colony, during the second world war hosted American army until 50’s, and then Dalmatian’s refugees without any architectural transformations. Between 60’s and 70’s it was considered appropriate to host University functions and during his period was subjected to many changes and enlargements which transformed the original envelope.. The 2009’s earthquake damaged most of the facades and internal partitions without compromising seriously the particular structure. In the specific condition of the post-earthquake, this paper intends to contribute to the reconstruction of its historical and structural events, in the frame of application particular modalities , in Italy, of the reinforced concrete technique, also with respect to aspects of seismic safety, without omitted the aspects more closely connected to the restoration and rehabilitation of the modern building significant for the architectural solution and environmental context.

Colony IX May to the sea’s people in L’Aquila. A particular example of thirty years architecture

MORGANTI, RENATO TEOFILO GIUSEPPE;TOSONE, ALESSANDRA;
2013-01-01

Abstract

Among the numerous architectural themes introduced in the Thirties by the Fascist Regime special place is occupied by the Colonie climatiche di soggiorno together with the more familiar examples of the Casa del Fascio, Palazzi Littori, Post office buildings, etc. . The colony “IX May” was built in 1937 by architect Ettore Rossi on behalf of “ The institute of assistance to the sea’s people”, in Poggio di Rojo (L'Aquila), about a thousand meters above sea level. Used for only few years as colony, during the second world war hosted American army until 50’s, and then Dalmatian’s refugees without any architectural transformations. Between 60’s and 70’s it was considered appropriate to host University functions and during his period was subjected to many changes and enlargements which transformed the original envelope.. The 2009’s earthquake damaged most of the facades and internal partitions without compromising seriously the particular structure. In the specific condition of the post-earthquake, this paper intends to contribute to the reconstruction of its historical and structural events, in the frame of application particular modalities , in Italy, of the reinforced concrete technique, also with respect to aspects of seismic safety, without omitted the aspects more closely connected to the restoration and rehabilitation of the modern building significant for the architectural solution and environmental context.
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