Novi's secundary municipal hq come back to life after the earthquakeAnother important building comes back to life after the 2012 earthquake. It is the secondary municipal hq of Novi (Modena), renamed "Municipal building 2". The structure was inaugurated on Sunday, May 29th at 10:30 AM in the presence of Paola Gazzolo, Regional Civil Protection Councillor for Emilia-Romagna, and Luisa Turci, Mayor of Novi. After the earthquake, the building had been declared unusable, and in 2014 was included in the participated reconstruction project "Fatti il Centro Tuo", where citizens voted for the architectural recovery, and for the functions and services to be activated. Ingegneri Riuniti of Modena adopted the indications coming from the participated vote, and kicked off the design phase, providing interventions of reallocation, renovation, repair and seismic strengthening. Works started at the end of of 2014, curated by Carpi's CMB (Cooperative of bricklayers and day laborers) for an amount of 1,974,000 euros. Financing came from insurance reimbursement collected by the Municipality and the Municipal Budget funds. Vice president Emanuele Gozzi said that "As Ingegneri Riuniti, we were pleased to contribute to the repair of a building so special to the memory of the citizens of Novi and so important for the expected public purpose", then adding "We believed that the design efforts made in terms of new functions systems and safety adjustment have given back a new building completely renovated, also from the architectural language point of view, while safeguarding its historic character ”. "Municipal building 2" covers a total area of about 1,200 square meters and it is divided in two floors. The ground floor, with the new portico, houses the offices of the municipal police, the social and educational services and the Council Chambers for the meetings of City Council, that will be dedicated to WW2 partisan Bigi Velde. At the first floor are the civic room "E. Ferraresi ", conform to 150 people and able to house concerts, cultural events, public meetings and several offices, some already destined to voluntary associations of the municipality, like the Group of Civil Protection and the Red Cross.