The convent of St. Catherine is located in the historic center of the city of L’Aquila and is the result of the stratification of interventions, extensions, and additions made to the structure over time based on its needs.

Cross-section view of planned reinforcements

The earthquake on April 6, 2009 (and the subsequent seismic swarm and aftershocks) seriously damaged the structures of the former convent, testing the behavior and resistance of the structural supporting elements.

For this reason, ASDEA chose to carry out minimal interventions using innovative methods and techniques while using durable and reversible materials compatible with the structural identity of the works, with careful attention to the basic principles of restoration.