The history of the Auditorium in Ravello begins at the beginning of July 2000. During a conference organized by S3.Studium in Ravello, emerged inadequate infrastructure of Ravello and the need for an auditorium finally adapted to the needs of the country music and congress hall. The journalist Roberto d'Avila proposed as a designer Oscar Niemeyer, linked by esteem and friendship with Domenico De Masi. Encouraged by the then Mayor of Ravello Secondo Amalfitano, the same d'Avila, returned to Brazil, on July 7 became the spokesman of Domenico De Masi at Niemeyer and asked him to name the design of the auditorium.
The Architect gladly accepted the request and, for seventy days worked intensively on the project, as he himself said in interviews to the press and the Brazilian television. The September 23 2000, in his studio at n.3940 of Av. Atlantica in Rio de Janeiro, Niemeyer has delivered to Domenico De Masi, the "concept" consisting of a plastic and in some photos of the auditorium, accompanied by a design and dedication.