Former St. Catherine Convent
Italy, 2016 – 2022
Client: MIT – Provveditorato Interregionale alle OO.PP. per il Lazio, l’Abruzzo e la Sardegna
The former St. Catherine’s Monastery is located in the historical center of the city of L’Aquila and is the result of the layering of interventions, expansions, and additions that have been carried out over time for different functional needs of the space. The earthquake of April 6, 2009, and the subsequent seismic aftershock seriously damaged the structures of the former Monastery, severely straining the behavior and strength of the load-bearing structural elements. ASDEA chose to intervene with innovative, durable, and reversible methods and techniques compatible with the material and structural identity of the building, paying close attention to the basic principles of restoration.