Title: Seismic assessment of historical buildings through multilevel approach: the complex of the 'Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze'
Authors: Mario De Stefano; Maria Teresa Cristofaro
Addresses: Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli studi di Firenze, Piazza Brunelleschi 6, 50121 Firenze, Italy ' Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli studi di Firenze, Piazza Brunelleschi 6, 50121 Firenze, Italy
Abstract: The historic centre of Firenze contains, in a relatively small area, works of art housed in buildings that are themselves considered of high artistic value. The earthquake of 18th May 1895 caused extensive but not serious damage to many historic buildings and museums in the city. The present work describes a comprehensive analysis of the seismic vulnerability and risk of the complex of the 'Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze', where several art works are exhibited, such as the Michelangelo's David. These assessments were preceded by a diagnostic campaign in order to reach a level of knowledge and therefore an exhaustive confidence factor. In this work, all the three levels of evaluation provided by the guidelines issued by the MiBACT to evaluate and reduce seismic risk of cultural heritage have been developed, following a rigorous knowledge path that allowed to reach an exhaustive assessment of the seismic performance of the complex.
Keywords: cultural heritage; mechanical characterisation of masonry; evaluation levels; seismic response of monumental buildings.
International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation, 2023 Vol.8 No.2/3, pp.178 - 207
Received: 10 Mar 2021
Accepted: 24 Oct 2021
Published online: 14 Mar 2023 *