Restoration is due to start in September on the building designed by the celebrated 20th century Italian architect Adalberto Libera in Via Capo Corso on the Lungomare Caio Duilio in Ostia.

The building, which is in ruins, will be renovated by the architecture department of Rome's third university, Roma Tre. The restoration will take about five months and it will be possible for students to participate in workshops linked to the project.

There has been an increase in interest in the works of Libera, who was responsible for designing many of the buildings in the Rome suburb of EUR. Recently the city administration has listed his buildings as among the most important in Rome. Earlier this year work from his archives, which was bought by the Pompidou Centre in 1996, went on show at the Archivio Generale dello Stato, Piazzale degli Archivi 27, EUR in Rome.