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The UQAM Design Center presents the work of one of the major figures of 20th century engineering and architecture, Pier Luigi Nervi. Working at the intersection of the arts and construction science, Nervi has been described by art historian Nikolaus Pevsner as “the most brilliant reinforced concrete artist of our time”. His architectural works spread across the world are part of a glorious period for structural architecture and are a symbol of the success of Italian engineering in the aftermath of World War II. Nervi participated in the construction of iconic buildings such as the Small Sports Palace in Rome (1958), the Labor Palace in Turin (1960) and the Pirelli Tower in Milan (1960). Another of his major achievements, moreover in direct connection with Montreal, is the tower of Victoria Square (1964), which he designed in collaboration with the architect Luigi Moretti.

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