ABF direct Intervention project
Special Commissioner for the Reconstruction from Italian Government, Regional School Office (URS) of the Marques Region, Camerino City Council.
After the realization of the ‘Giacomo Leopardi’ School of Sarnano, and after starting the reconstruction of the pre-school and elementary school of Muccia, in the province of Macerata, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation inaugurates a new project in Camerino, in the Marche, to build the new Palazzo della Musica destroyed by the seismic swarm that struck Central Italy in 2016 and that keeps tormenting that area.
The project, whose beneficiaries will be more than 160 students, thanks to an agreement with the Conservatory of Fermo already in place, will see the construction of the new facility which will host not only the lessons of enrolled students but will also serve as a separate office, playing an even more significant role for the territory. The Municipality of Camerino, the Associations of the territory, the University, the music high schools and the Conservatory of Fermo – that has exceptionally already granted a long-term multi-year agreement – will be involved in the project.
ABF, as usual, will not only be in charge of the construction works but together with the institutions mentioned above, will undertake a path aimed at enhancing and making the structure dedicated to music self-sustainable, and it will be eventually included within ABF’s network of other local and national experiences.
The new facility, which will be built with modern and anti-seismic construction techniques, will host thematic classrooms, common areas and an auditorium.
- Maintaining continuity in the access to music education;
- Offering an adequate and definitive building;
- Giving a tangible sign to the Community of restoring everyday life;
- Offering communities a point of reference;
- Consolidating the planning activities of the territory by creating an integrated project system.
Number of beneficiaries
- Number of students involved: 160
- Number of teachers: 18
- Number of Members of Woodwinds Orchestra of “Città Di Camerino“: 73
- Number of inhabitants in Camerino: About 6,900
On August 24th 2016 at 3.36 am a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit the central part of Italy, namely the territories of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marches and Umbria. Thousands of people were involved in the event which left 299 dead, several injured and caused serious damages on the territories.
On October 26th and 30th new violent shocks hit Central Italy, in particular the border between Umbria and the Marches. The tremor recorded on October 30th had a 6.5 magnitude, and it was the strongest in the last 30 years: the number of stranded people and the amount of damages grew exponentially, although no victims were reported.
The Andrea Bocelli Foundation – within a direct tender framework – will be in charge of the reconstruction works of the school, while the coordination activities will be handled by the central and local offices of the Special Commissioner for the Reconstruction.