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In Turin, our experience at the service of the arts is well known and dates back to 1996, when we participated in the creation of a series of large steel structures used to portray an enormous angel.
The project was designed for the STEPS event in Turin by architect Renato Brazzani and was developed by the head of the A.T.L.A.™ technical office, industrial expert Marco Bertarelli, in order to allow for the use of CNC flame cutting and plasma cutting technologies.
With this event, Turin hosted the celebration commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the Italian cinema. The first film production companies were established in our city at the end of the 1800s, and many of the first films were set in Turin and Piedmont.
For the occasion, A.T.L.A.™ manufactured thirty six 5-meter high steel structures, with wingspans of 4 meters, processing the sheet metal using oxyfuel and plasma cutting technologies, which resulted in the magnificent and ethereal figure of an angel containing a human soul that flew over the city at historical locations in which numerous films were shot during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The numerous structures were displayed at length, arousing curiosity and admiration, in various streets and squares of the city’s centre, as well as in the “del Valentino” city park, soon being recognized as an exclusive feature of the city of Turin.
Likewise, the angel has also become a valuable symbol for all of us working at A.T.L.A.™, and can be found in our brochures, on our website and in our company’s spacious outdoor areas, as well as in front of the Turin Chamber of Commerce, within one of the city’s most central and highly frequented squares.
In subsequent years, we collaborated with various other artists, realizing numerous metallic structures for symbolic and cultural purposes, including emblems and statues found at various public and private locations.