In October 2015 the annual international workshop on industrial heritage, Re-Fact, turned its attention to the disused "Silos Granari", or grain silo, that has stood in the Port of Livorno since the 1920s and which is protected by the Italian Sovrintendenza ai beni culturali (Monuments and Fine Arts Office). Thirty-six students from the architecture faculties of six universities - UNIFI/DIDA Florence, htw saar Saarbrücken (Germany), VUT FA Brno (Czech Republic), ETSA Seville (Spain), ENSA Nancy (France), and NYU New York - spent several days studying the structure in order to come up with ideas about how it could be put to good use in the future.
Now, from 20-29th May 2016, the Fortezza Vecchia hosts an exhibition of the results of this workshop, giving local people an opportunity to express their opinions on what was proposed by the students involved in the project. Open from 9am to 7.30pm daily.
There will also be guided tours of the Silos, on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th May from 5pm (tel. +39 3461226079 to make a reservation).