Marcello Piacentini

Marcello Piacentini

Marcello Piacentini (December 8, 1881 - May 19, 1960) was an Italian architect and urban theorist.


Born in Rome, he was the son of architect Pio Piacentini. When he was only 26 he was commissioned the revamping of the historical center of Bergamo (1907); subsequently he worked in most of Italy, but his best work are those commissioned to him by the Fascist government in Rome.

Piacentini devised a "simplified neoclassicism" which could be midway from the neo-classicism of the Novecento Italiano group (Gio Ponti and others) and the rationalism of the Gruppo 7 of Giuseppe Terragni, Adalberto Libera and others. His style became a mainstay of Fascist architecture in Rome, including the new university campus (Università di Roma La Sapienza, 1932) and the E.U.R district, of which he was not only designer, but also High Commissar by will of Benito Mussolini. His other works include the renovation of Livorno, the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia in Reggio Calabria, the opening of Via della Conciliazione in Rome and the restoration of the Rome Opera House (1928–1958).

He was also professor of Urban Planning at La Sapienza, of which he was also President. After the fall of the Fascist regime he did not work as architect for several years. He died in Rome in 1960.



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  • Pisani, Mario (2004). Architetture di Marcello Piacentini. Le opere maestre. Clear. 

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