© Guelpa Foundation; Author Maurizio Gjivovich

Ivrea, the home of EFC Member Fondazione Olivetti, has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee, which runs until 4 July. Ivrea is the 54th World Heritage Site in Italy.

According to UNESCO:

“The industrial city of Ivrea is located in the Piedmont region and developed as the testing ground for Olivetti, manufacturer of typewriters, mechanical calculators and office computers. It comprises a large factory and buildings designed to serve the administration and social services, as well as residential units. Designed by leading Italian urban planners and architects, mostly between 1930 and the 1960s, this architectural ensemble reflects the ideas of the Community Movement (Movimento Comunità). A model social project, Ivrea expresses a modern vision of the relationship between industrial production and architecture.”

The good news is recognition and reward for the work undertaken by Laura Olivetti.

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