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:
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: