Saturday, November 12, 2011

camminando | Rome Modern Architecture: Palazzetto dello Sport

 The 1958 Palazzetto dello Sport (Pier Luigi Nervi and Annibale Vitellozzi) is the modern architecture jewel of quartiere Flaminio. The sixty-meter diameter reinforced concrete dome is made of intersecting radial ribs, which resemble the spiral configuration of sunflowers. A great example of form follows structure follows function!

The wood polyhedric sculpture in front of the Palazzetto dello Sport

Excerpts from the multimedia project
“Axes Mundi: Perceptions and Understanding of Places as Intersections of Space, Time and Culture"