Monthly Archives: Agosto 2012

The first exhibition on Pier Luigi Nervi | 2010-2013

Pier Luigi Nervi. Architecture as Challenge“ is the first exhibition dedicated to the Italian engineer thirty years after his death and organized by the Pier Luigi Nervi Research and Knowledge Management Project with the CIVA in Brussels and in collaboration with the Maxxi Archives in Rome and the CSAC Archives in Parma. In each stage the exhibition is enriched with new sections. After Brussels (Civa, June-August 2010), the exhibition moved to Venice (Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi, Architetcue Biennale off event, September-October 2010), Rome (Maxxi,Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, December 2010), Turin (Torino Esposizioni – Hall C, April- July 2011 – Cristiana Chiorino guides you to the exhibition), Copenhagen (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering, March-May 2012), Mantua (Palazzo Te, September-December 2012), Salerno (Complesso Monumentale di S. Sofia, December 2012 – February 2013 ), Lausanne (Epfl, April- June 2013), Zurich (Eth, September-October 2013) and Wroclaw (Museum of Architecture, September-November 2013). In 2014, the exhibition has been transformed in a light version travelling around the world.

Cristiana Chiorino coordinated the Scientific Secretariat of the exhibition and curated the section on the Labour palace (Turin, 1961).

She was also coeditor of the catalogue (Silvana Editoriale, 2010)


Client: Pier Luigi Nervi Project Asbl, Brussels 

Period: 2010-2013

Ordine Architetti Torino | Tour at the new Turin campus | 2012

During the second edition of the Turin Architecture Festival (2012), promoted by the Chamber of Architects, we organized a series of visits to the architecture of Turin. The tours involved citizenship in two cycling tours on Carlo Mollino and Pier Luigi Nervi and on a guided tour of the yard of the former Italgas area, transformed into the new university campus Luigi Einaudi of the faculties of Law and Political Science. The director of the works, architect Mino Turvani (Studio Icis), welcomed visitors by illustrating the intentions of the project and its realization by accompanying visitors to the site.


Carlo Mollino | Haus der Kunst – Monaco | 2012

Carlo Mollino. Maniera moderna” was promoted and organised by the pretigious Haus der Kunst in Munich. It displayed for the first time in Germany the polyedric architect from Torino, reading his projects through a selection of buildings, furniture, photographs and passions: from the Casa del Sole (Cervinia) to the Regio Theatre (Torino), from the Lutrario Dance Hall (Torino) to the House on the Agra plateau (Luino) and unpublished Polaroid photographs (all preserved in the archives of the Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico of Torino), the DaMolNar, the manuals on skiing and the history of photography. The exhibition displays a large selection of furniture too: chairs, armchairs and tables designed inside his interiors.

Laura Milan was research assistant for the exhibition and assistant to the scientific curator of the Carlo Mollino Fund and participated in the writing of the catalogue and of the booklet.

Client: Haus der Kunst, Munich

Period: 2011-2012

Carlo Mollino – Maniera Moderna
15 settembre 2011 – 08 gennaio 2012
Haus der Kunst, Munich
in cooperation with Museo Casa Mollino, Turin, the Archive of the Central Library for Architecture of the Polytechnic, Turin, and the State Academy of Design, Karlsruhe

Curators: Chris Dercon, Director Tate Modern, London in cooperation with Wilfried Kuehn, Curator and Architect, Berlin, and Armin Linke, Curator and Artist, Berlin

Catalogue: with essays by Luca Cerizza, Beatriz Colomina, Fulvio and Napoleone Ferrari, Kurt W. Forster, Wilfried Kuehn, and a photographical essay by Armin Linke, in English