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|Architect||Pier Luigi Nervi||
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|Date||1961 to 1962 timeline|
|Building Type||factory, paper mill|
|Construction System||suspended roof, concrete piers|
|Notes||linear suspended mass with the silhouette of a suspension bridge.|
|Discussion||Paper Mill at Mantua Commentary
"The structure, which covers an area of 86,000 sq.ft., is designed to contain large modern machinery for the manufacture of paper. The main reason for choosing this type of roof was the need for a clear span of 525 ft. to allow for future extensions to the plant. In fact, doubling, and even tripling, the size of the building in the near future has been allowed for. The roof consists of a steel deck suspended by four steel cables; it has a central span of 535 ft. and two side cantilevers each of 140 ft. The width is constant, at 98 ft. The whole roof structure is carried on four large reinforced concrete supports 164 ft. high."
Pier Luigi Nervi. Translation by Giuseppe Nicoletti. New Structures. p164.
Sources on Paper Mill at Mantua
Pier Luigi Nervi. New Structures. London: The Architectural Press, 1963. NA 1123.N4 A433 1963. longitudinal section, p165. elevation, p165. plan of intermediate floor, p165. reinforced concrete trestle detail, p167.
Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. New York: Facts on File, 1990. NA680.S517. ISBN 0-8160-2438-3. NA680.S517. exterior overview photo, p236. Available at Amazon.com
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