Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979) was Italy’s most influential modern architect-engineer, internationally renowned for his use of curving concrete forms, soaring arches and V- or Y-profiles. He was as a designer, entrepreneur, builder, experimenter, writer and educator.
This exhibition showcases Nervi’s most prominent works for the first time in Western Australia, highlighting the unbuilt New Norcia Cathedral scheme and his collaborative contributions to Harry Seidler’s projects. It localises Nervi’s Australian work and briefly outlines his collaborative contributions to Harry Seidler’s projects.
Curated and organized1 by Dr Annette Condello, SOBE Curtin University with the Pier Luigi Nervi Project Association, Brussels, and Cristiana Chiorino, ComunicArch Associates, Turin.
- 1. The exhibition catalogue contains essays by Cristiana Chiorino, Annette Condello and Rene van Meeuwen provide new directions for analysis. Each of them showcases Nervi’s most prominent works for the first time in Australia, highlighting Nervi’s unbuilt New Norcia Cathedral, Abbey and Monastery scheme.