Kohteen kielivariantti : Monument to the Fallen
Arkkitehti : Muzio, Giovanni
Valm.vuosi : 1929
Paikkakunta : Milano
Maa : Italy
Kohde kartalla (vihreä nuoli)
“The site for the monument was chosen because of the findings of old Christian martyr tombs here. The monument is the result of a joint undertaking in which the elements of the Roman-Hellenistic classicism satisfy the requirement for monumentality popular in those years. Ponti would criticize this monument arguing it does not respect the church nearby, where simplicity, proportion and materials make up a harmonious composition, while the monument, awkward because of its size and materials, stands out as unnatural in an environment that is almost unable to contain it.
The monument was wanted by Benito Mussolini and it displays the classical centrally-planned architectural structure, although the octagonal shape clearly refers to the baptismal font of the Saint Ambrose church. Symbolically, the sides refer to the eight gates to the city: Ticinese, Tosa, Comasina, Orientale, Nuova, Vercellina, Giovia, Romana. The monument is 43 meters high and has a diameter of 18 meters.”
http://www.architetturadelmoderno.it/scheda_nodo.php?id=213&lang=_eng (August 2, 2011).
Ed. Katriina Puputti