Monday, February 12, 2018


1938/43 Luigi Piccinato (1899/1984) with the collaboration of the engineer Giulio Landi
Elegant twin buildings built for a hotel of the residence type consisting of apartments equipped with kitchens
One of the apartments was the home of the great Italian movie director Federico Fellini and before his marriage with Giulietta Masina
Luigi Piccinato also designed the Naples train station and the Stadio Adriatico in Pescara
“This pair of buildings is one of the best known examples of this period of Roman architecture. (...) A very special architectural scheme, designed with a central element of distribution that includes an elevator, an outdoor staircase and a series of air links between the two buildings” (Piero Ostilio Rossi)
“The considerable evidence of architecture, projects and achievements, mostly produced from the thirties to the period of post-war reconstruction, are often obscured by the decisive role Piccinato played in the Italian and international events regarding the layouts of cities. For Piccinato, who was among the founders of the Association for Organic Architecture, the city is a 'living organism', like a biological entity, and as such, it can only be understood beginning from the study of its eventful history, and then proceed with the establishment of a methodology for the interpretation of the urban and social dynamics. Vitality and mutability of urban amenities are not going to be stiffened by systems of rules. It is necessary to think about sensitive planning tools, able to interpret the instances of cultural, social and economic conditions that are the basis of urban transformation. So it took shape the idea of ​​'open plan' that Piccinato exposed in the course of the works for the plan of Rome” (Roberto Perris - Enciclopedia Treccani, V Appendix, 1994

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