Mayor Gualtieri’s vision to make Rome a factory of culture and knowledge


Rome City Council gave a green light for the concession of several pavilions of the architectural complex Mattatoio to the Roma Tre University, a public research university in the Italian capital.

Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri stated on social media: ‘’The 15,000 square metres will be made available to the University, which will redevelop the area, ensuring the preservation and structural and technological modernisation of the complex’s monumental assets.’’

The architectural complex of the Mattatoio, the old Rome slaughterhouse, was constructed between 1888 and 1891 by architect Gioacchino Ersoch. It is now regarded as one of the city’s most important industrial archeological landmarks.

‘’In this way the University will create – also thanks to the resources of the PNRR [the National Recovery and Resilience Plan] – several important spaces for teaching and research activities, including a departmental library, offices and a laboratory. I would like to thank Councilor Tobia Zevi for proposing this resolution,’’ mayor of Rome further stated.

‘’We want to contribute to the creation of new facilities for students and researchers in the capital, to design the Rome of the future: a factory of culture and knowledge, but also a young, modern and accessible city for all,’’ mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri concluded.

According to the Turismo Roma website, The Civic Museums were responsible for Mattatoio’s management until 2017. However, the Azienda Speciale Palaexpo has been in charge of a substantial piece of the Mattatoio since 2018. The goal was to establish a center for creative and cultural research and production.

Roma Tre University was the third public university established in the Rome metropolitan area back in 1992. It is Rome’s second-biggest university by enrollment and one of Italy’s largest research-based institutions. (photo credit: wikimedia)