Found project: Stazione Santa Maria Novella

    Project : Stazione Santa Maria Novella

    Language variant : Santa Maria Novella Central Station

    Architect : Michelucci & Baroni & Berardie & Gamberini, Italo & Lusanna, Leonardo

    Completion: 1934

    Locality : Firenze

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

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    Description :

    “The Duce invited the Gruppo Toscano to the Palazzo Venezia in June 1934 to congratulate them on their fight for a modern Italian architecture. ‘Go and tell the young architects coming out of the architectural schools to don my uniform: “Do not be afraid to be brave”…I do not want to see case del Balilla [junior sports groups] or case del fascio with the architecture of Depreti’s day…The Station of Florence is beautiful, and the Italian people will like the Station of Florence.’ It seemed like a victory for the Rationalists. In the first major train station since Milan, they had overthrown the tradition of colossal Piranesian grandeur with a machine of sleek functionalism.”

    Kirk, Terry: The Architecture of Modern Italy – Volume II: Visions of Utopia, 1900–Present, Princeton Architectural Press, 2005, p. 104.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti

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    Stazione Santa Maria Novella
    Stazione Santa Maria Novella
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