A new floor for the Canonica di San Carpoforo in Brera
The new flooring, created in compliance with the original floor, now protected under the new surface, is composed of innovative materials that trace the original texture: thanks to the singularity of the surfaces of La Pietra Compattata, the Canonica di San Carpoforo in Brera, will be able to reopen its doors.
In the heart of the old Brera, a 9th century structural complex tells the origins of Christianity in Europe: tradition has it that the House of St. Marcellina, sister of St. Ambrogio Vescovo of Milan, rose here, an architectural structure born on the foundations of an ancient Temple of Vesta later changed into the Christian House.
The testimony found in the renovation of the space shows an ancient floor in Cotto Lombardo tables and river pebbles used as "vespaio areato", an important find that required conservation and at the same time the use of a material that for surface and laying repetition the original flooring.
The new flooring, created in compliance with the laying of the original floor now protected under the new surface, is composed of innovative materials that trace the original texture: thanks to the singularity of the surfaces of La Pietra Compattata the Canonica di San Carpoforo in Brera can reopen its doors.
A project started from the study of the previous flooring to retrace format, installation, surface choice and color.
The 16.5x33 cm dimension faithfully reproduces the original tiles; laying with a non-grouted herringbone emphasized the material and the stylistic choice; surface of the collection and color have gone hand in hand with a careful evaluation of the technique and the maintenance of the environment: Cromie Consolare Nero in_PIETRA is the innovative material that preserves history, a solution with high technical performance suitable for bringing places back to life of tradition.
Thursday 10 October will see the presentation of the new floor of La Canonica di San Carpoforo (International Center of Brera, Via Formentini 10 - Milan),
a Heritage of Cultural Heritage protected by the Superintendency, which enjoys the High Patronage of the Presidency of the Republic.
"For the recovery of a 9th century Good Culture" is the subtitle of the event that will involve the Historical Library of the Brera International Center and the sponsors of the work such as La Pietra Compattata, Max & Kitchen and Fondazione Cariplo on Thursday 10 October in Via Formentini 10.
La Pietra Compattata has carefully participated in this project, providing expertise, technique and material to faithfully reproduce a piece of history.
Draw from the past to design the future: a bet to which we have already given life!