Gibellina Nuova

Architecture of Emptiness. Work in progress.
Gibellina Nuova, Sicily 2012.
Coordinates: 37º48’25”N 12º52’10”E

In 1968, Gibellina, among other villages of the valley of Bellice, was devastated by an earthquake of 6,7 on the Richter scale.
It left 370 dead people, more than 1000 injured and about 70.000 people without a home.
The survivors were housed in barracks for more than 12 years, waiting for the construction of this utopian city, commissioned to the best Italian architects of the 80's.

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