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FLORENTIA

THE DAWNING CITY
by
VITTORIO MAZZUCCONI
The Renaissance Square
 
Florence 1970 - 85
 
Project for the new Centre of Florence


Index THE DAWNING CITY

Italiano
 

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View of the Renaissance Square
below: the plan of the Roman Thermal Baths




 
  It is an open area before the Strozzi Palace, that brings back to mind the squares of the ideal Renaissance cities, though there is here a different dynamic which is more typical of our time. In full view there is one of the poly-hedrons designed by Leonardo, to be set in the very centre of the Thermaes. A stretch of water suggests a poetical approach to the remains of the Roman thermal baths, some 3..5 metres below. In the background there are a few university buildings (cafeteria and reception center ). To the left, there is the new Museo dell'Etruria, which bravely mingles with the Signoria Palace, and the small Triumphal Arch.