A leap forward and a possible prospect. The "new" foundation of a "model city"


  • Francesco Menegatti


The meeting between Modern Movement and Italian urban culture is, even today, an extraordinary place for reflection on urban space, its transformation and its possibilities, its beeing a "model city" (città  dimostrativa). The modern city is above all an idea of the city. The proposed reflection regards the city as a field of refoundation in which it is essential to have a completely specific refounding principle for Italy on the international scene, which derives from the cultural context and the link between the project and the original dimension of the places.


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How to Cite

Menegatti, F. (2016). A leap forward and a possible prospect. The "new" foundation of a "model city". L’architettura Delle città  - The Journal of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni, 6(9). Retrieved from http://architetturadellecitta.it/index.php/adc/article/view/134



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