In 2005 Palazzo del Podestà was suggested to become the seat of a part of the Municipal Administration. Politecnico di Milano was asked to collaborate with the Town Council of Mantova in order to carry out a research on the real situation of the palaces: that is, an analysis of its functions, limits and peculiarities.
In this study we will try to focus the attention on the problem of the static decay of the building, which required a proper and multidisciplinary investigation into the study of the Palaces. The Problem of Decays In the history of the palace the numberless additions, reconstructions and adaptations involved many changes in the arrangement of the buildings.
The method of study this research has been carried out in three phases: at first a phase of historical research, then a second phase of analysis of the causes of the decay in situ; at last all the data which had been gathered from the previous phases were compared one with the other.