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Aereoporto di Fiumicino Terminal T3 by Mario Bellini Architects
16/02/2017
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Aereoporto di Fiumicino Terminal T3, Rome - Italy, Mario Bellini Architects image © Mario Bellini Archive

Despite having undergone significant transformations and changes in language, Mario Bellini’s work has never been marked by nostalgic gestures to the past; and even when his work has featured the restoration of history, of its figures, this restoration has always been distinguished by the goal of doing something new, something of the future.

Aereoporto di Fiumicino Terminal T3, Rome - Italy, Mario Bellini Architects image © Mario Bellini Archive

The restoration of the former International Terminal of the Aeroporti di Roma is a typical case of “restoration of the Modern”. In view of this programme Bellini sees, in this building, not the reasons for a historicist approach but rather the occasion to “bring to the third power” the spirit of modernity which is intrinsic to the figurative decisions taken by the architects. The freshness of the modernity sought by Morandi and Luccichenti in the 1960s, the structural audacity, the refined lightness is amplified by the choices of the project: “Instead one could dream – Mario Bellini explains –, with greater audacity, to create, among the six pillars of the building, five large ‘showcases’ built with slabs of glass – tempered and layered – fully high and simply put together with clear silicon. Thus obtaining an effect of the greatest possible transparency from every point of view”.

The project coincides with the addition of these five new glass showcases that relaunch the challenge of a new lightness in continuity with that of the original project.

Aereoporto di Fiumicino Terminal T3, Rome - Italy, Mario Bellini Architects image © Mario Bellini Archive

Aereoporto di Fiumicino Terminal T3, Rome - Italy, Mario Bellini Architectsimage © Mario Bellini Archive

Aereoporto di Fiumicino Terminal T3, Rome - Italy, Mario Bellini Architectsimage © Mario Bellini Archive

Year
2014/2017 in progress

Architect
Mario Bellini Architects

Design Team
Mario Bellini with Raffaele Cipolletta

Project Team
Marco Parravicini
Luca Bosetti
Egle De Luca
Giovanni Pigni
Cristian Russo
Marco Ricci

Photos © Raffaele Cipolletta

Location
Via dell’Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 320 – 00054 Fiumicino RM