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“Ivrea the Industrial City of the 20th Century” has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The recognition goes to the humanistic conception of the work of Adriano Olivetti, born and developed in the Community movement, in which the economic, social and cultural well-being of the collaborators is considered an integral part of the production process.

Founded in 1908 by Camillo Olivetti, the industrial city of Ivrea was mainly developed under the direction of Adriano Olivetti between the 1930s and 1960s: a period in which the Olivetti Company produced typewriters, mechanical calculators and computers. Some of the most famous Italian architects and planners of that period contributed to the project, including production buildings, offices, services (nursery, cafeteria, social services) and residences.

Ivrea is a distinctive example of the experimentation of social and architectural ideas on industrial processes and an innovative experience of world-class industrial production that particularly focusses on the well-being of local communities.

Via Jervis, 11
10015 Ivrea TO

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