daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Architecture

Architecture news and discussions on all buildings types and urban spaces
» Classic Architecture | European Classic Architecture and Landscapes | Public Space | Shopping Architecture | Design & Lifestyle | Urban Renewal and Redevelopment



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 16th, 2006, 08:20 PM   #1
Melchisedeck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 127
Likes (Received): 8

Ara Pacis Augustae Museum in Rome

In 13 BCE, the Roman Senate decreed that the Ara Pacis be built to celebrate Augustus' triumphant return from the wars in Spain and Gaul, although the dedication or official inauguration took place about three and a half years later, in January 9 BCE. This altar to Peace was located in the Campus Martius (the Field of War), a place ironically where the military did exercises. In the succeeding centuries, however, the altar was eventually covered up as the level of the area was raised until finally it was buried and forgotten, only to be uncovered in part in the Renaissance, with slabs of the altar dispersed to various locations. Eventually the area was excavated and slabs were recovered from a number of owners; the altar was restored and installed in its own pavilion in 1938. Today, the Ara Pacis is installed in a new museum, which opened in 2006.

The Ara Pacis Museum is the first work of modern architecture in the Historic Center of Rome since the 1930’s. For this reason, among others, it has been controversial.

The Ara Pacis Augustae, a sacrificial altar, was originally housed in a building designed by Vittorio Ballio Morpurgo in 1938, primarily in concrete and fake porphyry instead of the travertine and marble that Mussolini's architect had requested. The building was in disrepair and the altar itself was in precarious condition so in the 1996, the Comune di Roma appointed American architect Richard Meier as head of the project for a new museum. Because of its historical relevance one part of the original building has survived: a low travertine wall that Mussolini had engraved with the "Res Gestae" (the Acts of the Divine Augustus). Meier's design is a kind of architectural revival--in terms of materials (Roman travertine and glass) and in terms of plan.

























[IMG]http://i2.************/206d1z8.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1.************/206d2eg.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i2.************/206d2zn.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1.************/206d3kp.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1.************/206d55f.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i2.************/206d5i8.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1.************/206d5wz.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i2.************/206d65t.jpg[/IMG]
Melchisedeck no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old July 18th, 2006, 12:20 AM   #2
Ginza
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 410
Likes (Received): 7

looks great gona have to check it out when I go to rome this summer
Ginza no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2006, 12:29 AM   #3
Arpels
Αλέξανδρος
 
Arpels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Guarda/Barreiro
Posts: 53,256
Likes (Received): 378

the building is cool, ful of ligth!!
Arpels no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu