UNESCO Heritage: Olivetti-UNESCO experience of Ivrea
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UNESCO Heritage – Ivrea, Industrial City of the 20th Century
The industrial city of Ivrea is an exceptional example of both the quality of solutions proposed and the methods of implementation.
The site consists of all the designs related to the industrial and social-cultural project of Adriano Olivetti. It consists of a complex of buildings designed by the most famous Italian Architects and Town Planners of the twentieth century, whose overall design is well recognizable in the urban fabric of the city, thanks to its most significant elements. There are both industrial areas and buildings as well as areas and buildings intended for residence and social services. This area is mainly identifiable along Corso Jervis, the headquarters of the production buildings, of social services intended for the factory and the city, and of residences, that are to be considered among the most significant examples of the innovative policy launched by Olivetti.
The architectural heritage of Ivrea also represents a fundamental stage for the identification of those architectural and town planning repertoires of the second half of the twentieth century that represent the different ways through which the technical cultures are trying to respond to the crucial issue of the growth of cities and territories involved in the industrialization process. In fact, for the first time in Italy, Architects and Town Planners were involved in a broader design of the city based on the factory culture of Olivetti and on the experience of the Community Movement.