At the time of writing, the Cagliari silo is under demolition. Built-in 1973, the grain silo has been an iconic landmark of Sardinia’s primary town waterfront.
It was originally made of a 54-mt tower and 21 storage cells, three for each row, 44-mt tall. An internal explosion in 2011 signalled the beginning of the end for the Silo. No reparation was made, and the area was sealed off. The lack of maintenance was justified with the need to give a new purpose to the whole site. In the next ten years, any attempt to follow the inspiring Cape Town’s Silo district restoration turned out to be just an illusion. No one really cared.
The final silo demolition will cancel the last remaining trace of Cagliari’s most characteristic old industrial site. ONE