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The Rome Tradefair

Studio Tommaso Valle

Rome’s new Trade Fair stands off the trunk road from the capital to its Fiumicino Airport. It also runs alongside the railway, which is to provide a Fiera station of its own, and is within easy access of the motorway. The complex lies on a NE/SW axis and pivots around the nucleus of the Fair Headquarters, a five-story building providing 3000 sqm of floorspace. This will form the fulcrum of a ninety-two hectare (230 acre) Trade Fair zone complete with its own Congress Centre seating 4000. The terrain needed consolidating as a foundation and 1700 piles were used. Transversal access routes abut on the HQ building, while from it run the two lengthwise axes of the raised pedestrian walkway connecting up the arrangement of display pavilions standing at right angles to it. The project was coordinated by architect Tommaso Valle with consulting engineer Massimo Majowiecki for the steel and...

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