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Monument To The Fallen

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Giuseppe Terragni
 
location Como
function memorial space, monument
contributed by Marloes_Faber

In the 1930s, the National Fascist Party became a bigger and bigger factor in the political landscape of Italy. Their influence found its expression in modern buildings, in contrast to Nazi Germany which preferred traditional, stately architecture. In 1931, Giuseppe Terragni and his brother were asked by the fascists to design a monument for the victims of World War I. Their design was based on a sketch of the Italian futurist Antonio Sant'Elia, whose sketches showed modernity, dynamics and speed. Most of his designs were never built, but his futurist vision has influenced many architects. Made of Serizzo granite and Nabresina marble, the monument has a surface polished like a mirror and shows that the Terragni brothers have skillfully adapted Sant'Elia's vision.

 

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Monument To The Fallen
Address
Via Gaincarlo Puecher
Italy
Project is public!
How to get there? You can park your car close to the football stadium. From there, you can easily walk to the boulevard where the monument is located.
Completion 1933
ArchitectGiuseppe Terragni
associate architectAtillia Terragni
Client National Fascist Party
 
Project ID 2487
Latitude/Longitude 45°48'54N 09°04'25E
Contributed by Marloes_Faber
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