The Dopolavoro building in Carbonia. Conservation, renovation, reuse



The Dopolavoro for the employees was designed in 1973 by G. Pulitzer Finali and it represents the most authentic modern building in the central square of Carbonia. It is an autarchic work where the wall structure supports prefabricated slender reinforced concrete trusses, adapted from mine industrial buildings. The renovation, started in 2001 by the local municipality with the consultancy provided by the DICAAR, has responded through diversified approaches on the issues arising from new usage needs, deterioration and modification to discrepancies with the original project, the implementation, and following improper intervention works.