World record: Wolf Haus survives unscathed from the strongest earthquake in histor
In Pavia, we have successfully passed a test on a complete building with four floors and twelve meters in height, on the largest seismic simulation platform in Europe.
The house, perfectly plastered and equipped with doors, windows, stairways, wooden floors and complete furnishings, has resisted seven seismic shocks which, should they occur, would reduce the entire peninsula to rubble. All the tremors overcame the L'Aquila earthquake which, three years ago, razed much of the Abruzzo capital to the ground.
In the test, intensity, duration and acceleration were well above the earthquakes in Kobe, Japan and Haiti. No building in the world had ever managed to overcome such an impressive series of stresses unscathed.