Geometry and project: the example of Piazza della Vittoria in Genoa

Luisa Cogorno & Maria Linda Falcidieno
The study on the Genoese architectures in the thirties of Piazza della Vittoria  highlights the paramount  role of geometry for the project. The square, created by architect Marcello Piacentini between 1927 and 1930, stands opposite the railway station Genoa Brignole, pursuing a very logical representation: a new, very wide square surrounded by arcades ... the new civic-wordly heart of the  city (M. Piacentini). The methodological tool applied for the critical reading  was the  integrated relief:...