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

Piazza Augusteo Rome Rationalist building
photograph © Adrian Welch

Gioventù Italiana Littoria
Dates built: 1932-37
Design: Luigi Moretti

Piazza Augusteo Roma
photograph © Adrian Welch

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.

Gioventù Italiana Littoria
photo © Adrian Welch

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
Piazza del Popolo Rome - Carlo Rainaldi Architecture
photograph © Adrian Welch

Roman buildings : Traditional architecture

Another famous public space in the Italian capital city:

Piazza della Republicca Roma
Piazza della Republicca Rome
photograph © Adrian Welch

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Santa Maria della Pace, northeast of Piazza Navona

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Piazza Augusteo building images by Adrian Welch available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels

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Aura Valle Aurelia Shopping Centre
Architects: Design International
Aura Valle Aurelia Roma Shopping Center
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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