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RISTRUTTURAZIONI CON PROFILI IN VETRORESINA TRIGLASS®

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quadrato rossoS. MARIA PAGANICA CHURCH
L'AQUILA - ITALY

THE PROJECT

S.Maria Paganica Church was badly affected by the destructive force of the earthquake of 2009 throughout the province of l’Aquila. In order to preserve the original structure that remained and to protect the artworks housed there, it was necessary to design and erect a roof to protect it in a way that took into account the seismic characteristics of the territory.

WHY COMPOSITES MATERIAL?

When the project was conceived it was immediately seen that the roof should be supported by a lightweight frame that transferred minimal force to the internal floor. This frame also had to be easy to transport, in order to avoid the use of bulky lifting equipment on site and provide resistance to the inevitable aftershocks that still were in the area. It was by way of this project that the twenty-year collaboration between Top Glass SpA, as a manufacturer of composite profiles, and the University of Venice, under the guidance of Prof. Ing. Arch. Russo along with Ing. Marchetti and Adilardi Arch Boscato, led to the creation of one of the most important and imposing structures dedicated to the restoration of sacred artworks, made entirely of fibreglass profiles. Selecting structural pultruded fibreglass profiles , because of their particular physical and mechanical properties enabled a unique solution to be found for a centuries old problem. The quality of materials used and the subsequent study of such an innovative solution, have made it possible to quickly create a sturdy and durable structure that will preserve one of the most important artistic heritage sites of the country.

BENEFITS

  • Lightweight
  • High mechanical performance
  • Easy to fabricate and assemble
  • Earthquake-Resistant
  • Electrically insulating
  • Maintenance free
  • Easily handled without the need for lifting equipment