John Cabot University to Take Part in Open House Roma 2022
John Cabot University is honored to announce that it has been selected to take part in Open House Roma 2022, an international initiative aimed at opening the doors to the city’s little-known architectural treasures. The free events, which will take place on May 21 and 22, will allow guests to visit over 200 iconic buildings, academies, archaeological areas, art studios, libraries, and foreign cultural institutions that normally limit public access. This is the 10th edition of the annual event, which features guided tours, exhibitions, talks, and performances. First launched in 2012, it has since opened the doors of hundreds of unique private locations. The University participated for the first time in the 2019 edition of Open House Roma.
John Cabot University will welcome visitors to two of its buildings, the Caroline Critelli Guarini campus on Saturday, May 21, and the Guarini Campus on Sunday, May 22.
Open House Roma is based on the belief that architecture is part of everyone’s life, that it is fundamental to the well-being of people and the environment, a source of knowledge and keeper of memory, a laboratory for experimentation, and a generator of innovation. This year’s edition, whose theme is “Extraordinary,” aims to celebrate this journey of growth, knowledge, information, cultural dissemination, and sharing of experiences.
Built in 1907, the building that is home to the Critelli Campus is 1600 square meters (17,222 square feet) and features three original frescos by Giovanni Battista Conti. The first University-owned property, the Critelli campus represents the permanence of John Cabot University in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood. The renovation of the building, which was carried out by the AeV architecture studio, was made possible by the generosity of Trustee Frank J. Guarini.
The Guarini Campus, which is located on the grounds of the Accademia dei Lincei, Italy’s National Academy of Sciences, has been JCU’s main campus since 1990. The Aurelian Wing of the Frohring Library is a synthesis of ancient and modern, with exposed-beam ceilings and arched windows overlooking the Lemon Tree Courtyard contrasting the modern furniture and high-speed computers. The wing is featured in Architectural Guide – Rome, Dom Publishers.