In 1963 the General Conference of the IAEA signed an agreement with the Italian Government to establish ICTP in Trieste. The Centre opened its doors, with Abdus Salam as the Centre’s director. In 1968 the ICTP’s Main Building “Leonardo” was built with aim to enhance its education and training activities to support young and mid-career scientists from developing countries, to provide them with continuing advanced training necessary for long and productive scientific careers.
Since that mission our office was invited to reinvent the educational and scientifical research environment for students and scientist. Since new education environment in new societies is organized as space of flows, as constantly adaptive dynamic places, many thinks in architecture must replace the existing realm. The idea of the concept was stimulating the non-traditional teaching environment, within the framework of the existing building regulations. The concept response to existing modernistic architecture of late 60ies based upon new and innovative technologies of construction particularly the use of glass, steel, and reinforced concrete.