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DESIGNED IN ITALY, MADE IN AUSTRALIA. The Australian work of Pier Luigi Nervi



DESIGNED IN ITALY, MADE IN AUSTRALIA.  The Australian work of Pier Luigi Nervi

Curated by Paolo Stracchi

Pier Luigi Nervi (1891–1979) was a structural engineer but also a revolutionary Italian master builder, architect and artist, who forged, through the invention of the Sistema Nervi – Nervi System - a new structural aesthetic for modern architecture. In Australia, the Sistema Nervi was for the first time adopted with the construction of the Australia Square Tower, designed by Harry Seidler. The success of the famous circular tower led to a fruitful collaboration that lasted for more than15 years. The Exhibition will, for the first time, showcase, work developed during the 60s and 70s by the world-famous Italian engineer and his office in Rome for Harry Seidler. By revealing the richness and historical significance of this collaboration, the exhibition will pay tribute to the two men and their shared Australian legacy, casting light on its unexpected Italian affinities and celebrating it into the future. nervi exhibition poster sydney adp 2019

Paolo Stracchi is an architectural engineer and Lecturer in Architectural Technology at the School of Architecture, Design and Planning of the University of Sydney. His research work investigates on the seamless relationship between architecture and construction, and on historical construction methods and speculative design upon the same. Paolo has practised extensively as a Project Designer in Italy and Australia and attained a PhD in Architecture and Construction from the University of Rome Tor Vergata


Tin Sheds Gallery
Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning, 148 City Road, University of Sydney

11 July - 7 September 2019 Tuesday to Friday, 11 am – 5 pm, Open Saturday 13 July 9 am – 3 pm
Opening night: 6:30 pm Thursday 11 July

Australia Square 264 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 18
September - 10 October 2019 Monday to Friday, 10 am – 5 pm


Date: Da Thursday, July 11, 2019 a Saturday, September 07, 2019

Time: From 11:00 am To 5:00 pm

Organized by : University of Sydney

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Sydney

Entrance : Free


Tin Sheds Gallery, 148 City Road, University of Sy