Come and see exciting modern Architectures in Italy! Yes, we want to provoke you, we know, when people think about our country the first image is not a skyscraper or a modern futuristic building, but the cities are changing and you will be surprised!
Of course we begin with Milan, since it is home to the biggest European building site for the last few years – Porta Nuova - is right here and couldn’t be otherwise, given that this city is used to changes since…well never! That’s why the reaction of the Milanesi to the new skyline overlooking the city is: “At last, we’ve got skyscrapers!”. And is not by chance that the tallest Italian building, the Unicredit Tower was built here. Ok, we know that is just 231 meters high for 32 stories but forgive us, we’re not a country of skyscrapers .
This tower, a symbol of the new, modern Milan and of its new challenges, was designed by the Argentine architect Cesar Pelli. Even if at first sight, it looks that it could be anywhere in the world and that has no connection with the city… you may notice that the spire will remind you of the main spire of the Duomo, and the reflective glass building has the shape of a bolt of cloth. They areboth, a tribute to our history and to our strong skill in manufacturing and fashion!
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We know it sounds weird, but believe us, also the city of Botticelli can surprise you with a contemporary architecture masterpiece. Take a look to the Nuovo Teatro dell’Opera. Inaugurated on December 21st in 2011 with a concert directed by Zubin Metha, is the best progressive theatre in Europe and can house 4800 people in three rooms, one of them is not actually a room, but a fascinating amphitheatre on the rooftop offering a breathtaking panorama of the city. Is not by chance that the first concert was directed by Zubin Metha, since the famous orchestra leader took also part in counseling the architects during the building, in order to remove most of the obstacles between the orchestra and the spectators.
Here we have not only the Colosseo, Fontana di Trevi and Dolce Vita in the Eternal City, but also modern and surprising architectures: Rome will amaze you! Come here with a curious mind to discover the modern buildings created by international archistars. If you think about it, these are nothing more than just the last piece of a long architectural story which begun back in time during the prehistory.
Probably the most loved (and most hated) building in Rome is the Maxxi, Museum of the Contemporary Arts designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid and considered by the Guardian News “Hadid’s finest built work to date” and “a masterpiece fit to sit alongside Rome’s ancient wonders.” In fact, peering from the highest level, it is possible to admire the surrounding panorama and other buildings like the Sport Palace designed by Pier Luigi Nervi back in the ‘50s and the Auditorium Parco della Musica designed by Renzo Piano.
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