Pietra Serena, Materia della Città (Pietra Serena. Materials from the City)
200 pages dedicated to the stone of Firenzuola
From restoration to modern architecture, from extraction to its placement in large contemporary structures: the over 200 pages of the new edition of Pietra Serena. Materia della Città (Pietra Serena, Materials from the City) document the most recent goals achieved in the application of this type of stone, ever present in Italian tradition.
In comparison to the 2002 edition, this volume updates technicians on the latest European rules and regulations regarding resistance, stability and fire safety in addition to the general procedures required to identify a branded product under strict quality controls. These regulations offer the market the possibility to track the merchandise and will provide overall transparency in guaranteeing the product.
This is an important move for the refined stone of Firenzuola which presents itself as an elemente with the perfect combination of technology and class.
These are themes that were emphasized by the team of experts at the presentation of the volume on May 27th at the Istituto degli Innocenti in Florence. The team included Claudio Corbatti, Mayor of Firenzuola who spoke of the need to create a brand known for its unique origin, whose quality control is recognized and which has been registered at the Chamber of Commerce.
Other speakers who participated in the presentation included: Ambrogio Brenna, Assessor for Productive Activities for the Region of Tuscany, Paola Grifoni, Superintendent for Architecture and Landscape and of the Historic Patrimony and Population Studies for the Province of Florence, Pistoia and Prato. Among the works discussed in the volume are the expansion of the National Gallery of London, the Church of San Giovanni Battista in Firenzuola and the pediatric wing of the Meyer Hospital in Careggi. Also included are several works from the city of Florence including: the International Conference Center, the Versace boutique in Via Tornabuoni, the renovation of the ex-bazaar Bonajuti of Coin and La Sfacciata Villa along with Casa Calugi.
(Edited by Alberto Bartolomei and Franco Montanari. Text by Giovanni Maria Bartgossi, Paolo Felli, Francesco Gurrieri. PIETRA SERENA. MATERIA DELLA CITTÀ, edition Aida, 2008).