ExMa Serramanna

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Serramanna’s old “slaughterhouse” was designed in 1908 by Cagliari engineer Ernesto Ravot.
It was tested and officially made available to the Serramannese Community in 1916. The structure, which today is to be considered an important testimony of industrial archaeology, was built according to the architectural canons of the period, also following precise principles of hygiene and functionality.
For a more effective and evocative description, the following is an excerpt from the illustrative report of the original project:
“The forecourt of the new slaughterhouse has a rectangular shape, with a long side m 39.40 contiguous to the road to Vallermosa and the normal side of the length of m 32.25. Halfway along the side along the access road is the management building, with the main entrance. On the same axis, at the far end of the courtyard, is the main building, where are all the slaughter rooms, tripperia, water storage and water heating stove. Two spacious corrals, on either side of this, serve for the housing of livestock for slaughter; […] For suspect animals are placed, on the far right of the front wall, the cattle barn and the sheep and pig stalls. Finally, the distribution of infected meat will be carried out in the room located at the opposite end. The slaughter building is arranged in a T-shape and contains on the right of the cells for slaughtering cattle, on the left the sheep stalls and the tripperia, in the center an iron sheet cistern placed under the roof at the top, fed by a pump from the adjoining well […]. The floors are concrete, washable, with rounded corners and, in some rooms, the inverted pyramid floor sends all the water to the center, where a siphon manhole guides it into the drainage channel. All walls are plastered to a high gloss up to two meters above the floor, to facilitate washing and disinfection.”


Country: Italy

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