L’AQUILA – ITALY, 2016 – 2022

The former St. Catherine convent is located in the historic center of the city of L’Aquila. The building’s multiple layers of interventions, extensions, and additions reflect its history and evolution over time.

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.

A project was developed to repair and restore the building for public use and office space. 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 building. This way, the unique history and architecture of the building would continue to be reflected in the renovations.