Aldo Rossi


Close to Perugia railway station is Piazza Nuova. I crossed it by chance and a quick google search confirmed that this square and the buildings surrounding it was one of the projects of the architect Aldo Rossi.
Known in particular for his miniature architectures for Alessi, of which Cupola is a perfect example, Aldo Rossi designed this space in the 1980s. The slightly sloping square offers a view of tradition, referring to the traditional squares of Umbrian towns, which are almost always sloping.
The buildings, which host the government of the region of Umbria in particular, are composed of archetypes and easily recognisable elementary forms that make them timeless.
Aldo Rossi was the first Italian to receive the Pritzker Prize.