FRP fencing system by Fibre Net and the boundary of Mezzagnone
Santa Croce Camerina is a site in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, neighbouring the Archaeological Park of Caucana. The area has been the object of remarkable archaeological excavations, which have brought to light several remarkable buildings. One of such buildings is now being studied by experts to understand the time of construction and the destination of usage. It is referred to as “the jewel of
The building may date back to a period between the 4th and 6th century AD and is mentioned in several historical documents. The experts are now trying to understand whether the site was used as Roman baths fed by the waters of Paradiso spring or a Byzantine Church. The edifice has a Latin cross plan (19×12 m) and is made of blocks of local limestone of different size. There are rooms divided by lintelled doors: one has an octagonal cocciopesto cupola on top, the other has round barrel vaults and makes the only example of such type in eastern Sicily.
The fencing works were entrusted to constructors Edil2000 based in Villafranca Sicula (AG) and supervised by Mr. Di Stefano and Architect Buzzone from the Archaeological Heritage Office of the
province of Ragusa. Fibre Net was charged to supply a fencing system adapted to an extremely corrosive environment (part of the site is located along the shore), but with the least environmental impact as possible.
Like in the area of Caucana, the fencing system was mounted on-site all along the boundary and consisted in mesh, posts and accessories offering ultimate resistance to brackish air and water, UV rays,
wind and sand corrosion and sudden changes in temperature, while at the same time guaranteeing a nice cosmetic result integrated with the surrounding environment. From a practical point of view, the system also offers extremely fast and user-friendly installation. The versatility of the fencing system offered by Fibre Net is evident. These materials specially conceived for industrial uses can express their value also in protected environments and easily integrated in a unique site like Mezzagnone.
We wish to thank Mr. Di Stefano and Architect Buzzone for their remarkable contribution to the works.