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Fiumicino, 22 October 2020 - The initiative launched last June by Aeroporti di Roma entitled “Leonardo and the voyage” has come to a conclusion, crowning two overall winners. Beyond the limits of man and space The two sculptors, Alda Marina Iacoianni and Diego Perrone, crowned respective winners in the Young and Over... categories, together with the sculptor Silvia Scaringella, who was nominated a winner by the public through an online vote, all received a plaque during an award ceremony held this morning, which was attended by ENAC's General Manager, Alessio Quaranta, and ADR's Managing Director, Marco Troncone.
The project involved artists from all over the world. The sculptors were asked to create contemporary works of art recalling the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, from whom the Capitoline airport takes its name. This competition was announced on the websites of companies managing airports and was also promoted on various art sites.
The competition announcement was aimed at Italian and foreign artists under 40 years of age for the Young category, and Italian and foreign artists over 40 years of age for the Over...category.
In terms of technical requirements, the competition specified that the sculptural work should be made using the precious white marble of the Apuan Alps known throughout the world as Carrara marble, and should also be within particular size and weight limits. In order to best represent the spirit of Da Vinci’s genius, the concepts of freedom, speed, dynamism, technology, innovation, as well as a precise and analytical study of the human body and nature as a way of transcending the limits of man and nature, had to be conveyed in the work.
The sculptures of the two winning artists, selected by a board of experts, were primarily made in their studios, with the final part being completed “live” in the workshops set up in Terminal 3. Once completed, they were transferred to boarding area E, where, along with the works of other finalists, they are currently on display, to be enjoyed and admired by passengers of the Leonardo da Vinci airport.
Aeroporti di Roma, an Atlantia Group Company, manages and develops the Fiumicino and Ciampino airports in Rome and carries out other activities related and complementary to airport management. Fiumicino operates through two passenger terminals. It is dedicated to business and leisure clients on national, international and intercontinental routes. Ciampino is primarily used by low-cost airlines, by express couriers, and for General Aviation operations. In 2019, the ADR airport system recorded 49.4 million passengers, with over 240 destinations across the world that can be accessed from Rome, thanks to around 100 airlines operating at the two airports. In 2019, Airports Council International Europe awarded Leonardo da Vinci as the “Best Airport 2019”. For the second year in a row, Fiumicino has confirmed its first place in the ranking of 20 European airports with over 25 million passengers for its quality of service, technological innovation and the efficiency of its infrastructure. This adds to the “Airport Service Quality” award granted to Leonardo da Vinci airport in 2019, for the second year in a row, by Airports Council International World, as the most appreciated airport in Europe out of the hubs with over 40 million passengers. ADR’s management skills have also been confirmed during 2019 by the awards received from Skytrax, the main international society for the rating and evaluation of the airport sector, which verified that Fiumicino achieved 4 Skytrax stars in 2017.
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