Short Description / First prize winner for a national competition: design set for construction
Year / 2014
Location / Sibari, Cosenza, Italy
Architect / ABDR
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In 2014 ABDR Architect were appointed to design and implement the expansion of the Museum of Sybaris. The work was conducted with the contractor CO.BAR from Altamura (Italy) who won the competition. The project and work was concluded in less than 3 months.

The enlargement of the museum’s structures is partly made in reinforced concrete and partly in metallic carpentry. The concrete parts (septa and lift cores) statically have the function to resist first category seismic forces, while the steel parts are of pendular type and thus easily and quickly realizable on site. Special attention was paid to the ground as it is subjected to liquefaction in the event of an earthquake, it was previously hardened by a jet grouting technique.