Architectural and cultural heritage

As Italians, we believe that culture and beauty are very much part of our identity, and values to be safeguarded and passed on. Today we look at the world on the shoulders of those who came before us: entrepreneurs, scientists, explorers, artists, philosophers and revolutionaries. We believe that the path taken in the past is the compass with which to find the way in the future.

This is why we are strongly committed to the cultural heritage sector and our enthusiasm is renewed with each new order. Being able to make our expertise available for cultural heritage gives us immense pride and satisfaction.

Our goals for tomorrow are the same as those of today: to guide sustainable development to improve human living conditions while preserving the environment and the heritage of our tradition, culture and civilisation. This is why we have extended our field of operation to targeted interventions on buildings of inestimable historical and artistic value: applying the most modern restoration and maintenance techniques with the usual care.

Architectural and cultural heritage

Expertise at the service of cultural heritage

Gemmo’s expertise is unique in the cultural heritage sector and includes the organisation and flexibility of the teams and the use of quality raw materials, as well as cutting-edge technical skills and aesthetic sensitivity.

When undertaking projects that involve the renovation and maintenance of the country’s cultural heritage, Gemmo combines both its entrepreneurial and artistic excellence, expressing its DNA that consists of the continuous striving for innovation, nourished with the creativity of imagination and sustained by the rigour of implementation skills. The completed projects demonstrate that the company is not only able to carry out highly complex engineering work, but also to consider it from an aesthetic point of view, implementing works that make life easier and safer for so many people and communities, in Italy and throughout the world.

Gemmo makes its extensive knowledge in the management and enhancement of infrastructure available to monumental and cultural heritage complexes. From installations to facility management and global service, to the best energy service solutions, each project is designed to bring benefits in terms of the environment, energy savings, security, control and supervision, as well as cost savings.

In particular, we offer:

  • less invasive maintenance during building opening times, thanks to careful planning of interventions and the use of long-life components
  • a reduction in the number of breakdowns and stoppages, and the associated risks, thanks to the modernisation of systems
  • greater control, thanks to monitoring and remote management systems
  • fast intervention times
  • improved environmental comfort in the buildings subject to the interventions
  • energy production from renewable and clean sources through photovoltaic systems
  • energy savings, with guaranteed results by Gemmo.

Main works

For decades, Gemmo has been a key player in the cultural and artistic heritage sector, where design and implementation skills have to interact with beauty and art, in a perfect balance of modernity, technology and history.

In 2002, after being destroyed by fire, the La Fenice theatre in Venice was reborn from its ashes thanks to the work of the Group.

The company has played an active part in the renovation and refurbishment of the Reggia di Venaria since 1999 and is also involved in the daily maintenance and operation of the installations, making its contribution to the usability of the Reggia.

The signing of the project financing for the main archaeological sites and museums of the Sicilian Region in 2021, led to the interpenetration of energy savings and cultural heritage. This is a thirty year concession for the design, implementation and maintenance, through an Energy Performance Contract (EPC), of energy efficiency improvements works at 91 cultural sites in Sicily, for a total of EUR 40 million between initial investment and subsequent management.

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