The Roma Ostiense gasometer complex, former Officina San Paolo, opens its doors to the public: an initiative by Eni in collaboration with the FAI

Located in the Ostiense district, close to the Tiber, the ex Officina San Paolo - original name of the site of the Gazometro Ostiense – was used since the early twentieth century for the production and gas storage for Rome's lighting. Today it represents one of the most significant urban transformations taking place in the neighborhood.

The Eni Gazometro Complex currently hosts the innovation district ROAD-Rome Advanced District, Joule, theEni Business School, ZERO, the clean-tech accelerator of the National Innovation Fund and "Eni 2050 Lab", the new hub dedicated to cutting-edge technologies in the company's research and development area.

Thanks to the collaboration between Eni and the FAI - Italian Environment Fund - between June and November 2024 it will be possible to visit the industrial site. Five Sunday appointments during which Eni, making use of the FAI experience in valorising the architectural and archaeological heritage, makes accessible the symbolic site of the brief but significant industrial interlude of the city of Rome, today the protagonist of an urban regeneration in the name of innovation and sustainability.

During the guided visits, in addition to the history of the area and the operation of the plant in the last century, the environmental redevelopment project carried out by Eni and the activities of experiments launched in the scientific, social and cultural fields.

Among these also the recent collaboration with Spazio Taverna, a curatorial project founded by Ludovico Pratesi and Marco Bassan in 2020, which led to the creation of the exhibition “Contemporary Energies”, first exhibition of 17 young emerging artists as part of the “Arte al Gazometro” exhibition.

The exhibition is part of a strand of art history that identifies non-traditional exhibition spaces, just like the Gazometro, as opportunities to experiment and offer visitors unusual perspectives

In addition to the opening days, the site will also be open to visitors during major events such as Videocittà - the Festival of Vision (5-7 July) and Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition ( 25-27 October).

The "Open Gasometer" initiative will extend throughout 2024 for a total of 5 extraordinary openings, with special guided tours open to all and free. It is possible to book your visit through the dedicated platform

Eni invests in the research and development of technologies capable of supporting the evolution of the sector by facilitating meetings and collaboration between the main innovation players such as Roma Tre University, Talent Garden, NABA and the main incubators and business accelerators.

With this initiative it continues along the path of valorising the urban regeneration process of an area of ​​over 12 hectares, which in recent years has seen the transformation of a place with an industrial vocation into a hub of sustainable technological innovation .