Mario Cucinella Architects deliver the projects created 5 years after the Emilia earthquake

Confindustria, the CGIL, CISL and UIL trade unions and Confservizi have now completed the project developed by Mario Cucinella Architects with the support of six young professionals from the area involved in the Reconstruction Workshop.

Thanks to the generosity of Italian workers and businesses, €7 million were collected for the Solidarity Fund launched a few months after the 2012 earthquake. Through the use of these resources, five public works have been carried out in the 5 provinces affected by the earthquake: a sports and cultural centre in Bondeno (Ferrara), a music centre in Pieve di Cento (Bologna), a dance school in Reggiolo (Reggio Emilia), a recreational and leisure time centre in Quistello (Mantova) and a health centre in San Felice sul Panaro (Modena). All of these are now ready with the exception of the last to which the finishing touches are being applied.



Centro Culturale, Bondeno (BND)


The drama that took place in these areas and those in Central Italy affected by these seismic events mean that we architects owe it to these communities to give our best creative efforts” commented Cucinella during the inauguration. “The example shown by the reconstruction of Emilia-Romagna is a demonstration of the strength of a community represented by the architecture of new schools and new public buildings and services that are not just how it was and where it was but above all how it will be in the future. We have to imagine that through this terrible suffering we will be able to build better, with more attention and without compromise in terms of seismic security and environmental safety. Quality architecture promotes important values such as beauty, design, ecology, environmental quality, innovation and sustainability and contributes to giving value to the area by creating a new empathy with the landscape. Beauty is contagious!” Mario Cucinella


Centro Socio Sanitario, San Felice (SNF)


Scuola Musica, Pieve di Cento (PDC)


Scuola di Danza, Reggiolo (RGG)


Centro giovanile, Quistello (QSL)