The study is part of a research on the evolution of construction techniques in the second part of the twentieth century in Italy, with the aim of identifying appropriate methods and techniques for the restoration of the Italian modern buildings. The contribution proposes the study of the village to the ENI (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburti-National Hydrocarbons Authority) employees and their families, called “Corte di Cadore” and made near Borca di Cadore (in Northen Italy) by the architect Edoardo Gellner (1909-2004). The project was commissioned by Enrico Mattei and it had no counterpart with other public and private European examples. Opened August 18, 1958, the village remained unfinished because of the untimely death of Mattei (1962). Based on original documents kept in the Historical Archive of ENI and in the designer’s archive, the study intends to focus on houses, that were an important opportunity to experiment new building systems, that proved efficient both technically and economically, and to face, from the design point of view, with a natural scenery of the most challenging. With the aim of starting an intense dialogue between natural and artificial materials the architect focused his attention on specific materials and building components, excluding advanced prefabrication techniques that would have possible applications also. This experience, unique in its kind but underestimated, still remains an example of a modern interpretation of architecture, sensitive to the latest European and American experiences in the field of housing, and a model that, in the relationship with the environment, finds the reasons to experiment the potential of serial production too. The essay will be concentrated on construction processes, on innovation in construction techniques and the interaction of construction, form and peculiarities of the building site. It will highlight the contradiction, typically Italian, on the use of industrialized processes.

Mornati, S. (2016). New alpine architecture in Italy: the houses of the ENI’s “Corte di Cadore” Village (1958-63). In REHABEND 2016 Euro-American Congress, Construction Patology, Rehabilitation Technology and Heritage Management (pp.36-44). Santander : University of Cantabria - Building Technology R&D Group.

New alpine architecture in Italy: the houses of the ENI’s “Corte di Cadore” Village (1958-63)

MORNATI, STEFANIA
2016

Abstract

The study is part of a research on the evolution of construction techniques in the second part of the twentieth century in Italy, with the aim of identifying appropriate methods and techniques for the restoration of the Italian modern buildings. The contribution proposes the study of the village to the ENI (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburti-National Hydrocarbons Authority) employees and their families, called “Corte di Cadore” and made near Borca di Cadore (in Northen Italy) by the architect Edoardo Gellner (1909-2004). The project was commissioned by Enrico Mattei and it had no counterpart with other public and private European examples. Opened August 18, 1958, the village remained unfinished because of the untimely death of Mattei (1962). Based on original documents kept in the Historical Archive of ENI and in the designer’s archive, the study intends to focus on houses, that were an important opportunity to experiment new building systems, that proved efficient both technically and economically, and to face, from the design point of view, with a natural scenery of the most challenging. With the aim of starting an intense dialogue between natural and artificial materials the architect focused his attention on specific materials and building components, excluding advanced prefabrication techniques that would have possible applications also. This experience, unique in its kind but underestimated, still remains an example of a modern interpretation of architecture, sensitive to the latest European and American experiences in the field of housing, and a model that, in the relationship with the environment, finds the reasons to experiment the potential of serial production too. The essay will be concentrated on construction processes, on innovation in construction techniques and the interaction of construction, form and peculiarities of the building site. It will highlight the contradiction, typically Italian, on the use of industrialized processes.
6th Euro-American Congress on Construction Pathology, Rehabilitation Technology and Heritage Management, REHABEND 2016
esp
2016
University of Cantabria
Rilevanza internazionale
contributo
25-mag-2016
Settore ICAR/10 - Architettura Tecnica
English
Building techniques; Construction history; Construction materials;
Intervento a convegno
Mornati, S. (2016). New alpine architecture in Italy: the houses of the ENI’s “Corte di Cadore” Village (1958-63). In REHABEND 2016 Euro-American Congress, Construction Patology, Rehabilitation Technology and Heritage Management (pp.36-44). Santander : University of Cantabria - Building Technology R&D Group.
Mornati, S
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