Is architecture a communication tool for the Regimes during the ages? Do you consider Colosseum in Rome just a wonderful monument or a symbol that reflects the philosophy, the ideas and the concept of State of those who built it? For sure you may not consider it a center of power and a place to neglect just because people (slaves, political opponents and christians) and animals were easily killed, simply by showing the thumbs down.
The Big question that in these years arised about the monuments built during the fascist Regimes in Europe in the 20 years from the ’20s to the ’40s, still stands alive, especially in those countries, such as Italy, where people suffered a lot during the war and even after 70 years, consider those buildings a hard and painful memory of that period.
But from a strictly architectural point of view, these are an exceptional example of the work of some architects who, notwithstanding the war, invented new ways of using poor materials and new concepts to project the towns.
The European Council has recently create a new route, called Atrium, dedicated to explore the rationalist architecture in more than 8 countries in Europe.
Well, what is the real deal for me? I have the luck to live in the town which is the capital of this route, Forlì, and this post is dedicated to my tour around the rationalist buildings you can see and visit in the area. Photos were taken by me but also by other bloggers who were here last october. Thanks to all of you, guys!
Photos by Alessandra Catania, Udo Weisner, Inma Gregorio, Anita Breland.
If you want to read more about, this is one of the posts I recently wrote, Forlì and the myth of Icarus!