Extraordinary millenary architectures. Constitutive elements of the Sardinian landscape with a strong ideological, spiritual and identity value whose construction techniques or original functional destination are still not fully known today. Before the Egyptian Pyramids, the Nuraghi are considered the highest architectural expressions of Megalithism in the Mediterranean area, certainly among the most sophisticated on the entire planet. But despite being a unique phenomenon, they have never been sufficiently investigated nor fully valued as ARCHITECTURE


1:1 scale construction of a Nuraghe.

“The best legacy we can leave to our children and grandchildren are roots and wings.
The former strengthen the tree of our identity, the latter lead us to know elsewhere.
Only in this way will we be able to indicate new paths to future generations”
Giovanni Lilliu

This project comes from the contact that we have every day with the raw material that most characterizes our land, the stones.
The passion, love and respect for our roots, the pride we feel in front of the ancient monuments expertly built by our ancestors, the Nuraghi, have fueled this impulse.

The step we are preparing to take today is to turn this dream into reality.
Not to forget the mastery of those who preceded us and to contribute to the dissemination of our history and our identity.

Past, present and future that draw life force from the same material, the stones… Is Perdas.


The idea was born mainly with two strong and indispensable objectives: to create a sustainable future in a territory with high potential through the rediscovery of ancient trades and traditional craftsmanship to re-propose, with experimental archeology techniques, all the constructive moments necessary to understand the constructive techneme of Nuraghi, validate/correct the constructive hypotheses in particular of the installation and closure of the top part and, through this process, codify and recognize the peculiarity and ingenuity of the Civilization that built them. The installation, as well as a – open-air laboratory which will follow the principles of experimental archeology, will be a new architectural element with a high symbolic value also due to its location in the territory and will be able to contribute to the enhancement of Sardinia’s archaeological and cultural heritage. This presence will also be a strategic reference for all those activities of enhancement, study, research and experimentation of stone working and other ancient crafts.


– the environmental component: through the recovery of traditional techniques (dry stone masonry) projects can be launched for the protection and maintenance of the characteristic elements of the agricultural territory of the Sardinian hinterland;
– the social and educational component: particular attention will be paid to involving local realities to encourage: dissemination, training and recreational activities such as guided tours, workshops, collaborations for field research, cooperation with local institutions and museums (Universities, Ecomuseums, etc.); courses for stone working, etc.
– the economic component: an essential element for the feasibility of the project. The goal is to recreate a series of complementary activities around the “worksite – laboratory”. On the one hand we intend to rediscover the typical arts and crafts of the Sardinian tradition (stone processing, textile craftsmanship, copper and wood processing, archaeological-experimental fusion of bronze) generating new employment opportunities, on the other we want to encourage tourism, de-seasonalize it and make him aware of the plurality of cultural, ethnographic, folkloristic, food and wine and naturalistic experiences that can take place in the surrounding area.