THE DAWNING CITY
|The Dawning City
Florence 1970 - 85
Project for the new Centre of Florence
|THE DAWNING CITY||Florence's City Centre is not as nice as they
Quite frankly, its most frequented areas are fruit of the end of the Eighteen- hundred and its very clumsy buildings. These have destroyed a very old popular quarter which, in turn, have buried the ancient Etruscan-Roman Florentia This is how the idea came to life. If it were possible to demolish the horrendous buildings dating back to the last century, one would perhaps find the remains, or even just some small fragment or simple trace of the old Florentia. What would remain of the centre of Florence, an empty archaeological site? Certainly not: the proposal aims rather to elaborate the area and the possible findings inside of a new scheme for the centre. This scheme has been thought out in function both of the city life and, more important still, of the city's vocation: destined to be an International Centre of Art.
this as his starting point, Vittorio Mazzucconi has devised a grand contem-
porary architectural project to be inserted in the heart of Florence;
the task is an extremely difficult and complex one that imposes infinite
care as well as a definition of thought. Mazzucconi, himself has investigated
on this in his book entitled THE
DAWNING CITY (Dedalo editions, 1985).
Exhibition: Piazza della Repubblica, Florence
The project of a glass Pyramid to be erected in Piazza della Repubblica in Florence, to host the Exhibition of
"The Dawning City"