Piazza Augusteo Rome, Photos, Modern Italian Building, Rationalism, Design, Date, Image
Piazza Augusteo Roma : Architettura Italia
Public Realm in the Italian Capital City – design by V. Ballio-Morpugo: Roman building photographs, Italy
post updated 17 July 2021
Piazza Augusteo – buildings
Date built: 1937
Design: V. Ballio-Morpugo
Location: adj. Mausoleum of Augustus & Ara Pacis
Gioventù Italiana Littoria
Dates built: 1932-37
Design: Luigi Moretti
Italian Rationalist building
The mausoleum was one of the first projects initiated by Augustus in the City of Rome following his victory at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC. The mausoleum was circular in plan, consisting of several concentric rings of earth and brick, faced with travertine on the exterior, and planted with cypresses on the top tier.
The whole structure was capped (possibly, as reconstructions are unsure at best) by a conical roof and a huge bronze statue of Augustus.
In January 2017, Italian authorities announced that due to a €6 million grant from Telecom Italia the Mausoleum of Augustus would receive a comprehensive restoration that will allow it to open to the public for the first time since the 1970s. When the Mausoleum opens it will be fully restored and incorporate a multi-media exhibition that will project images of modern and ancient Rome onto the interior walls of the structure.
More architectural details + photographs online soon
Location: Piazza Augusteo, Rome, Italy, southern Europe
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Adjacent buildings include:
Ara Pacis Museum by famous US architect Richard Meier.
Adjacent public spaces include:
Piazza del Popolo
photograph © Adrian Welch
Roman buildings : Traditional architecture
Another famous public space in the Italian capital city:
Piazza della Republicca Roma
photograph © Adrian Welch
Santa Maria della Pace, northeast of Piazza Navona
Piazza Augusteo building images by Adrian Welch available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels
Roman Architecture Photos – images of key built environment in the Italian capital city
Aura Valle Aurelia Shopping Centre
Architects: Design International
image courtesy of architecture office
Aura Valle Aurelia
The architectural project, commissioned by CDS HOLDING S.p.A. and ORION, is led by the award-winning Design International studio, directed by Arch. Davide Padoa, assisted by Arch. Stefano Cordeschi for the building permit.
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