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1991 - 2003
VITTORIO MAZZUCCONI
The Palatine Pyramid (15/15)

Rome 2000 - 2003

Project for a new Palatine plan
Museum and University Center


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Notes on the author and the Foundation

The poetic approach that inspires today the Palatine Pyramid project finds its roots in a context of recurrent topics, which we can read through many of Vittorio Mazzucconi’s projects:

- The research of the genius loci and the relationship with the past:
  1972-76 Avenue Matignon building in Paris


- The interpretation and the new foundation of the city:
  1967 “The City at the Image and Likeness of man”, study for the Milan urban plan
  1976 “Aix-Etoile”, new town at Melun Senart
  1970-85 “The Dawning City”, project for the new Florence City Center
- The archetype of the vessel:
  1977-80 The Ark in the Snow, Lioran
  1980-83 Projects for the Halles and the Opera Bastille in Paris
  1978-86 Project for the Canal area in Nancy
  1983-87 The Nuova Agora in Athens.
  1994 Project for the Berlin Castle

- the idea of the reversal, as a gesture of spiritual opening:
  1982 The Tête Defense project for Paris
  1985 The reversed pyramids and the Flower’s auditorium (which reverses the Brunelleschi’s Cupolone) in the project for the new Florence City Center.


- the spiral, generating the whole reality from the very heart of man:
  1985 “The Dawning City”
  1976-2002 The author paintings

The project for the Palatine Pyramid is also a votive work, namely a work carried out and offered in the name of an interior ideal, at the same time humanistic and religious. Such a work has not been commissioned or financed by anyone, nor it is directed to any economic or political purpose.

The Vittorio Mazzucconi Foundation, created with the donation of the author’s works, has the purpose of preserving them and also promoting other cultural activities, inspired by the same ideal of man elevation, i.e.:

  1999  “The Citadel of Culture”, Milan
(International Contest of Architecture
and Visual Arts)

A publication about the Palatine Pyramid is available in our Bookshop (48 pages, 50 drawings and photos)