The symbolic value of the competition site in the collective memory makes it necessary to widen the gaze to include a larger context - the territory and the town – in which the new building will be inserted.

An essential premise for understanding the city’s urban history is the imprint left by the earthquakes that, since antiquity, shake Ariano’s territory. Following the last four strong earthquakes in the twentieth century, i.e. 1905, 1930, 1962, 1980, the current urban layout, albeit presenting a very ancient morphology and traces, has undergone a substantial upheaval in the architectural configuration of its buildings, both monuments and minor architecture....