CATHEDRAL SAN GIOVANNI VALDARNO



Site: 
San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
Cliente: 
Ente Basilica Maria SS. Delle Grazie
Anno: 
2000
  • Structural and Architectural Design: GPA

GPA supervised the work on the structural and functional restoration of the Dome of the “Maria Sanctuary” of the “Basilica di Maria SS. Delle Grazie” in San Giovanni Valdarno, Tuscany. The work began in 1993 with the undertaking of non-destructive surveys, on site diagnostics tests and assessment of structural strength. These tests revealed the need for emergency measures: demolition of the dome, and for structural and functional restoration. GPA’s engineers developed the building’s structural and architectural design and supervised the Dome’s renovation works. The works consisted of the use of a special mortar in order to refurbish the reinforced concrete and to reshape the lantern and the dome roof as it was during the ‘50s.