Monument of Alpini in Rossano Veneto / Paolo Didonè + Devvy Comacchio

© Claudia Nalesso

Architects: Paolo Didonè, Devvy Comacchio
Location: ,
Client: A.N.A. Rossano Veneto
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Claudia Nalesso

A MAP is a whole of symbols recalling territorial concepts. The project is this as well: a map where takes place an abstract analysis of our territory and the bond established between mountains and human beings during particular circumstances.


A PLATFORM: the strength of our bonds is our base.
A map of life.
The concepts of belonging, the interweaves and the relations that define a life. Its and fragility, the solidity and unpredictability of how everything could end.

© Claudia Nalesso

The VOIDS: the departure, the abandon of home to fulfill a sacrifice.
A map of abandon.
Every void is a goodbye due to circumstances beyond our control. Voids left by lost lives. Voids that cannot be filled and they live in the memory.

© Claudia Nalesso

The STEMS: their sacrifice change the meaning and the perception of nature.
A map of sacrifice.
The voids – the alpini that left our territory – become part of the mountain which is not just a physical entity anymore but it turns out to be a union between nature and spirit. The greatness of these mounts is not due just to a mere natural factor but to the blend Nature and Human Beings instead. The left voids gain their new identity blending with the place and giving it a new meaning.

© Claudia Nalesso

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Cite: "Monument of Alpini in Rossano Veneto / Paolo Didonè + Devvy Comacchio" 23 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <>
  • Mehran Davari

    congratulation to Architects of this project : Paolo Didonè, Devvy Comacchio!
    their excellent concept surprised me!
    their project is minimal and so beautiful.