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Torino (To) - ITALY

Confraternity of Mercy Torino


Client: Archconfraternity of Mercy

Designer: Ing. Carlo Ostorero

Collaborators: Ing. Stefano Ghedin, Ing. Alessandro Soffredini, Ing. Gianluca Santosuosso, Ing. Andrea Mirabile                         


The recovery and restoration at the Church of the Archconfraternity of Mercy in Turin have evolved according to a multi-year programming organized in subsequent lots to recovery of the image and the architectural values ​​of the individual parts. In Lot A, the recovery was both philologically and historically faithful to the events that happened to the monument. In particular, the paintings and decorative cycles of the domes, the walls, the sacred furnishings, and the decorative devices attached to them have been restored. The main objective achieved in the first phase is the luminous reconfiguration carried out on the drum and dome over the presbytery by releasing the superfetation and infill wall that distorted the original project by Filippo Giovanni Battista Nicolis of Robilant. In Lot B occurred the recovery of all the floor surfaces both in the Presbyterian Area and in the Nave, with the creation of a new heating system by using underfloor heating panels using geothermal energy. Foundations were consolidated and the marble balustrades at the side altars were restored. Outside, near Via Barbaroux 39, the restoration of all the lateral surfaces was completed. At the same time the Confraternity proceeded, supported by authoritative scholars and consultants, to catalog and rearrange all its archival funds, making it possible for them to be consulted easily by the scholars and to have the repertoire material re-ordering the basement floor spaces, which have become a place of conservation and consultation area.

In Lot C, occurred the restoration of the vault and the walls decorated with stucco, of the entrance to the church and the Capitular Hall, the restoration of the vault, the restoration of the plasterwork in the "hallway of the portraits" and the Renovation of all floors.

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