Bad news from Turin last night as the Italian media reported three fires in Nervi’s Palazzo Lavoro. The fact that all three broke out simultaneously makes it beyond suspicious, though it appears that it may have been the work of squatters and not an attempt to remove a ‘problematic’ building from a development site.
No matter the cause, the damage appears to be limited but, given the building’s recent history, another blow to efforts to rehabilitate or revision it. Even if squatters prove to be the cause, it’s evidence of the maliciously poor stewardship the structure has experienced over the last generation; filled with garbage, weeds, and feral animals, there must have been no shortage of kindling.
More on the fire here.