Precast Concrete Panels for Industrial Architecture in Northern Italy



The research presented here concerns the use of precast concrete panels for the construction of ‘wide spaces’ and focuses on their presence in industrial architecture in Italy. The purpose is to carry out an analysis and documentation of the use of panels, the development and the present condition of these buildings, following the main research topics of the field of study. The first result is a database on precast concrete industrial architecture in northern-Italy, designed to collect information about the buildings, the prefabricated systems, the designers who worked on prefabrication, and the industry of precast concrete elements.