Monday, June 1, 2020


Via Marmorata 4

1935 Adalberto Libera (1903/63) and Mario De Renzi (1897/1967)

1997/2001 restoration by Sergio Poretti assisted by a team from the Rome University of Tor Vergata

It is a remarkable testimony of Rationalist architecture unfortunately very modified in the interior by works that occurred over time

“Adalberto Libera was one of the young architects who, refusing Decorativism, Eclecticism, or a position of revaluation of the 'Roman' tradition, proposed, around the year 1927, through the geometric rigor and typological-functional clarity, the statement of Rationalism, the only kind of architecture responsive to social and functional needs of contemporary civilization, overcoming revivals and provincialism” (Luigi Secondo Gioggi)

“Plans for the Appio, Aventino and Nomentano Post Offices respectively by SamonĂ , Libera and De Renzi and Ridolfi are still one of the most important examples of modern architecture in Rome” (Piero Ostilio Rossi)

Originally, for the sides of the stairway, were designed two suggestive large ornamental pools that were eliminated shortly after installation to prevent accidents

Behind the post office is the PARCO DELLA RESISTENZA DELL'8 SETTEMBRE 1939 (Park of the Resistance on September 8, 1939) arranged in 1939 by Raffaele De Vico (1881/1969)
In 1931 De Vico had also arranged the Monte Testaccio as a public park

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