DAY 2 – Aldo Rossi (San Cataldo Cemetery)


For the second day of Architecture Week 2012, I’ve chosen to hightlight Aldo Rossi’s San Cataldo Cemetery in Modena, Italy. Aldo Rossi and Gianni Braghieri won a design competition for this project in 1971/1972. Construction began in the late 1970s and remains unfinished. Rossi described the plan a a “city for the dead”. I’m particularly fond of Rossi’s early work, as he seemed to transition between late modernism to postmodernism. I think my fascination with urban design can be traced back to this project.

Please enjoy the loneliness of geometry:



Photo Credits

The first 3 images in the gallery are drawings by Aldo Rossi from Moma’s collection – HERE

The next 2 images in the gallery are from the Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe website – HERE

The remainder of the images were found on Flickr and have been used under the creative commons license. Links are listed below: