A month has gone past since our last update on the works in progress at Cittadellarte, which had continued with the operational planning of the containment wall and the altimetric measurements by the topographer. We remind you that at the beginning of October a flood caused the river Cervo to sweep away Hydro, the Terme Culturali, part of Accademia Unidee’s classrooms and other areas of Fondazione Pistoletto (for a total loss of 1300 sqm of exhibition, performance, rehearsal and storage space). After the operations of strengthening and reconstruction, started in parallel with the crowdfunding campaign Protect Cittadellarte on the DeRev platform, Cittadellarte has developed a plan of interventions which is moving ahead as scheduled. The strengthening of the wall of the former Hydro space was completed on 17th December, and in the following week the scaffoldings were removed and the working site was cleared.
Last Tuesday, the hired company also completed the dismantling and removal of the last unstable parts, i.e. the roof of the former cultural space. The team of professionals has been operating even throughout the winter holidays: the topographer has completed the altimetric measurements of the river bed; the appointed company has concluded the geognostic survey and the perforations to establish how deep the containment wall needs to be anchored; the geologist has finished and handed in the final geological reports. “The next step,” says Emanuele Bottigella from Cittadellarte’s Architecture Office, “sees the structural engineer define phase 2 of the project. We are satisfied with what’s been done so far: we have carried out the geological, geognostic and altimetric surveys, the removal of debris and the strengthening of the wall on schedule. We now have to liaise with the relevant government bodies again,” he concludes, “in order to formalise the requests to obtain the necessary authorisations to proceed with the works”.