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Restoration of Augusto Mausoleum and Augusto Imperatore Square in Rome
Year 2006

    Restoration of Augusto Mausoleum and Augusto Imperatore Square in Rome

    Competition 2006. Finalists

    Nowadays, the square is the result of a fascist action by the architect Ballio Morpurgo. The project sought a modification of the lowest level of the square; the Roman stratum, where the Mausoleum of Augustus was once built, which is in an abandoned and deprived state. The project planned a perimeter wall with access ramps and stairs, as well as a broad staircase opposite to San Carlo’s apse. It favoured access from the Corso and Piazza di Spagna. Stone and concrete materials would be used on top of the existing walls. As regards the interior of the Mausoleum, no plan had been designed. Yet, a minimal action was proposed to reinforce its symbolist nature.

    Authors: José Ignacio Linazasoro, Stanislao Fierro
    Collaborators: Ricardo Sánchez González, Hugo Sebastián de Erice, N. Saul