Piazza Augusteo Rome – Rationalist Building

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Piazza Augusteo – buildings

Date built: 1937

Design: V. Ballio-Morpugo

Location: adj. Mausoleum of Augustus & Ara Pacis

Piazza Augusteo Rome Piazza Augusteo Roma
photographs © Adrian Welch

Gioventù Italiana Littoria
Dates built: 1932-37
Design: Luigi Moretti

Gioventù Italiana Littoria
photograph © Adrian Welch

Italian Rationalist building

The mausoleum was one of the first projects initiated by Augustus in the City of Rome following his victory at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC. The mausoleum was circular in plan, consisting of several concentric rings of earth and brick, faced with travertine on the exterior, and planted with cypresses on the top tier. The whole structure was capped (possibly, as reconstructions are unsure at best) by a conical roof and a huge bronze statue of Augustus.

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Adjacent buildings include:
Ara Pacis Museum
Ara Pacis Museum Rome
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Adjacent public spaces include:
Piazza del Popolo

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Piazza Augusteo building images by Adrian Welch available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
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Santa Maria della Pace, northeast of Piazza Navona
Santa Maria della Pace
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