Pier Luigi Nervi, Architecture as Challenge


4 June 2010 – 24 February 2013.

An international touring exhibition celebrating the figure of an outstanding protagonist of contemporary architecture at the intersection between art and science of building.
The international touring exhibition, Pier Luigi Nervi – Architecture as Challenge, was born of a collaboration between the Pier Luigi Nervi Research and Knowledge Management Project and the CIVA (Centre International pour la Ville, l’Architecture et le Paysage) – both based in Brussels, the MAXXI/Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo and the CSAC (Centro Studi e Archivi della Comunicazione dell’Università di Parma). Under the direction of an international committee of specialists chaired by Carlo Olmo, architectural historian and lecturer at the Politecnico di Torino, research for the exhibition is the fruit of a collaboration between that institution and Rome’s Tor Vergata and Sapienza Universities. The exhibit is organized into a sequence of stages, each introducing, step by step, new materials, studies and testimonials.

Exhibitions calendar

BRUSSELLS, Civa – June 4th / August 8th 2010

VENICE, Giustinian Lolin Palace – August 28th/ November 14th 2010

ROME, Maxxi – December 15th 2010 / March 20th 2011

ROME, Belgian Academy –February 17th/ April 3rd 2011

TURIN, Exhibition Building – April 29th / July 17th 2011

MANTUA, Palazzo Te –September 8th / November 25th, 2012

COPENHAGEN, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – March 3rd / May 6th 2012

SALERNO, Santa Sofia Complex – December 8th 2012 / February 24th 2013


Press release – Pier Luigi Nervi and the magic of cement

Press kit


Photo Gallery


Rome – MAXXI




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