EXECUTIVE PROJECT OF THE RESTORATION OF THE FAÇADES OF COLISEUM (ROME)

 

The restoration of the Northern and Southern façades of the Coliseum (Rome) is conceived through delicate methodologies on surfaces and shapes. The executive project, by the Italian firm B5 srl (Francesca and Ugo Brancaccio, specialized in heritage restoration) winner, with Didier Repellin, of the international tender (2013-2016), was commissioned by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and sponsored by Tod’s. The doctrine of restoration was followed by emphasizing knowledge and action, through the guidelines of «potential reversibility», «compatibility», «minimum intervention», «distinctiveness». It aims not only at cleaning, consolidating, protecting the monument, by preserving, beneath the layers of dust, dirt and crusts, all colors and patinas formed on travertine over time, but also at adding iron gates, for a more flexible use and in accordance with security standards, designed having respect for existing materials and shapes.