The church of San Giorgio Martire in Luzzara – History, art and restoration.

January 16 2019 0Comment

On the initiative of Piergiorgio Torreggiani, Parish Priest of Luzzara, a publication was produced that describes and recounts the path that led to the works for the recovery, restoration, and conservation, with anti-seismic improvements, of the Church of San Giorgio, which had been seriously damaged by the earthquake of May 29, 2012 that struck the lower Reggio Emilia region and Modena.

The authors of the book include the Cairepro technicians who directed the restoration and were involved in describing the historical, material and technical study.

Architect Maicher Biagini, site engineer for the architectural works, produced the Historical Critical Report, which sets out the development scenarios for the Church of San Giorgio. Extensive research work led to the development of the plan for the architectural restoration and the painting restoration of the nave. The site engineer for the structural works, Engineer Alberto Calza thoroughly investigated the mechanisms that can lead to the collapse of a historical structure during a seismic event.