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Palazzo della CiviltÓ Italiana

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Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto Bruno La Padula, Mario Romano
location Rome
function museum
contributed by Maarten_Scheurwater

The most representative building of the "Fascist" style at the E.U.R. district is Palazzo della CiviltÓ Italiana, an iconic project which has since become known as the cubic or the "Colosseo Quadrato" the Square Colosseum. It is particularly symbolic of this district, exemplifying its monumentality. The design of the "Square Colosseum" was inspired more to celebrate the Colosseum, and the structure was intended by Benito Mussolini as a celebration of the older Roman landmark. Similar to the Colosseum, the palace has a series of superimposed loggias, shown on the fašade as six rows of nine arches each. These numbers are an allusion to the name of the Fascist dictator: "Benito" having six letters and "Mussolini," nine. It is a parallelepiped on a square base, with six levels rising above a podium. The scale is imposing: the base covers an area of 8,400 square meters, and the building has volume 205,000 cubic meters with a height 68 meters (50 meters from the base).

nicekobe says:
CLOSED 30/11/2012
STRASBOURG, France 30-Nov-12
janedoe says:
In July 2011 this place was still closed....:(
Split, Croatia 11-Aug-11
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Palazzo della CiviltÓ Italiana
Viale della civiltÓ del lavoro 10
Project is public!
Opening hours In 2003 a large renovation process started, allegedly turning the building into a museum, but in mid 2007 is still wasn't open.
How to get there? Metro B (blue line): termini Magliana/EUR marconi and EUR fermi
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Completion 1943
Main designer, ArchitectGiovanni Guerrini
ArchitectErnesto Bruno La Padula
ArchitectMario Romano
Client Benito Mussolini
Project ID 115
Latitude/Longitude 41°50'12N 12°28'08E
Contributed by Maarten_Scheurwater
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