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Re-build in the built environment

The conference, organized by THE PLAN in partnership with Capoferri Serramenti, will take place on Friday, April 5th in Salone dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Re-build in the built environment
By Editorial Staff -
Capoferri Serramenti has participated in the project

How can we intervene on the existing heritage, bringing spaces up to today's regulatory standards, while respecting the building's historical and architectural value? This will be the main focus of the upcoming conference titled Re-build in the built environment, organized by THE PLAN in partnership with Capoferri Serramenti. The event is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday 5th of April in Salone dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy

The conference will cover the intervention undertaken by the Administration of Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio, together with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Florence to secure the Salone dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio’s largest and most prestigious hall (54-meters long and 23-meters wide). It was realized in the late 15th century to host the meetings of the Great Council, or Council of the Five Hundred, and it was frescoed by Giorgio Vasari and adorned by the works of Michelangelo and Giambologna.

The goal of the recent intervention was the achievement of fire safety standards in compliance with the historical and architectural peculiarities of Palazzo Vecchio. In this context, Capoferri Serramenti was called to design and build the eight window frames with wood and metal solutions, fitting into the existing architecture, updating and securing them.

Where: Salone dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy                                                                          
When: Friday 5th of April 2024

Register - in-person event

Program of the event

16:00 - Arrival and guests’ registration                                                                                                                          
16:30 - Welcome by Nicola Leonardi, Co-Founder and Managing Editor, THE PLAN                                                  
16:40 - Greetings by Andrea Crociani, President of the Roll of Architects of Florence
16:45 - Presentation of the restoration works by Capoferri Serramenti at Palazzo Vecchio


  • Arch. Agnese Balestri, Construction Management, Fabbrica di Palazzo Vecchio Representative
  • Arch. Giorgio Caselli, Technical Management  Servizio Belle Arti and Fabbrica di Palazzo Vecchio 
  • Ing. Leonardo Paolini, Structural Engineer
  • Francesca Morandini, Conservator of Archaeological Collections and Areas - UNESCO site of Fondazione Brescia Musei 
  • Sergio Capoferri, President Capoferri Serramenti

18:30 - End of the Conference
18:45 - Networking cocktail and String Quartet

Immagine di copertina coustesy Capoferri Serramenti

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