Help us with our Architecture City Guide: Rome

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Next week we will be taking our Architecture City Guide to Rome and we need your help. To make the City Guides more engaging we are asking for your input on which designs should comprise our weekly list of 12-24. In order for this to work we will need you, our readers, to suggest a few of your favorite modern/contemporary buildings for the upcoming city guide in the comment section below. Along with your suggestions we ask that you provide a link to an image you took of the building that we can use, the address of the building, and the architect. (The image must be from a site that has a Creative Common License cache like Flickr or Wikimedia. We cannot use images that are copyrighted unless they are yours and you give us permission.) From that we will select the top 12-24 most recommended buildings. Hopefully this method will help bring to our attention smaller well done projects that only locals truly know. With that in mind we do not showcase private single-family residences for obvious reasons. Additionally, we try to only show completed projects.

This week we are headed to Rome.

Example of the information we need for your suggestion:

Auditorium Parco Della Musica /
Viale Pietro de Coubertin 15, 00196 Rome, Italy

Cite: Henry, Christopher. "Help us with our Architecture City Guide: Rome" 10 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Sep 2014. <>


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    Separating the modern and comtemporary out of the many layers of Rome is easy enough. But how can we separate those from a continium of architecture history is impossible (projects built on the foundations historical and physical of others). I would suggest and all encompassing guide to the architecture of Rome.

    That said here are my suggestions.

    1. Casa Girasole_ Luigi Moretti (also Moretti has an interesting parking garage at the end of Via Veneto)
    2. La Rinascente Department Store_ Franco Albini
    3. Corviale Social Housing
    4. Ara Pacis Museum _Richard Meier
    5. Church of the Year 200_Richard Meier
    5. Stazione Termini_ (Great canopy, flowing space)
    6. Nemesi Studio_ Catwalk and passageways on Trajans Forum.
    6. Nemesi Studio_Church of Santa Maria della Presentazione.
    7. Piazza San Cosimato in Trastevere.
    8. EUR (Esposizione Universale Roma). Great, classicaly modern and bare buildings including the Palazzo de la Civilita Romana and the Museum.
    The masterplan is really rational, interesting and grand
    9. Garofalo Miura. Church of Santa Maria Josefa and Parish.

    10. and my personal favorite is the Cinecitta Studios, where the modernity lies in the constructuions and juxtposition of different time periods in a single lot. Amazing!

    Im sure i am forgettign several ones but
    Good luck!

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    Visit EUR. While the rest of Rome is bursting at the seems you can walk around EUR unhindered. There is a Nervi building in the park, a strange tall church on a small hill and the EUR building that Robert Hughs described as ‘the most sinister building in the world’. My wife thought it was “pretty”. The Futurearte restaurant close by will serve you the best food at the cheapest prices that you will find in Rome – but then it is in the ‘political district’!

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    Santa Maria de Novela, a small church off Via Trastevere. The glass and gold mosaic ornament above the naive shimmers beautifully during a sunny day.

    Ara Pacis, the most modern building in the “New Old Center of Rome,” (north along the Tiber)

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    Since it is very quiet here, I’ll contribute. Sadly, not all the photos are CC-friendly :(

    Starting with some oldies:
    Palazzo delle Poste / Adalberto Libera
    Via Marmorata 4, 00153 Rome

    Palazzo delle Poste / Mario Ridolfi
    Piazza Bologna 39, 00162

    Palazzo dei Congressi / Adalberto Libera
    Piazzale Kennedy 1, 00144 Rome

    Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana (Colosseo Quadrato) / Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto Lapadula, Mario Romano
    Quadrato della Concordia, 00144 Rome

    Palazzetto dello Sport / Pier Luigi Nervi
    Piazza Apollodoro, 10 – 00196 Roma

    Aula Paolo VI (Aula Nervi) / Pier Luigi Nervi
    Via Paolo VI, 29 00193 Roma

    And then some more recent works:
    Nuova Fiera di Roma / Tommaso Valle
    Via Portuense, 1645 – 1647, 00148 Roma

    Dives in Misericordia/ Richard Meier
    Via Francesco Tovaglieri, 00155 Roma

    Chiesa e complesso parrocchiale di Santa Maria Josefa del Cuore di Gesù / Garofalo Miura Architetti
    Piazza Santa Maria Josefa del Cuore di Gesù 25,00132 Rome

    Rettorato e Facoltà di giurisprudenza di Roma Tre/ Giuseppe Pasquali, Alfredo Passeri
    Via Ostiense 161, 00154 Rome

    Stazione dell’alta velocità Roma Tiburtina/ ABDR Architetti Associati, Paolo Desideri (under construction)
    Piazzale della Stazione Tiburtina

    Moschea e centro culturale islamico/ Paolo Portoghesi
    Via della Moschea, 00197 Rome

    Chiesa del Santo Volto di Gesù/ Sartogo Architetti Associati
    Via della Magliana, 166, 00146 Rome

    Ponte della Musica / Zaha Hadid
    Lungotevere Flaminio, 00196 Rome

    Chiesa San Pio da Pietrelcina / Studio di Architettura Anselmi e Associati
    Via Giorgio De Lullo 97/99/101 – 00125 ROMA

    MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea – Roma / Odile Decq
    Via Reggio Emilia 54, 00198 Rome

    Museo dell’Ara Pacis / Richard Meier
    Lungotevere in Augusta (angolo via Tomacelli), 00100 Rome, Italy

    Santa Maria della Presentazione / Nemesi Studio
    via di Torrevecchia 1104, 000168 Rome

    MAXXI, Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo / Zaha Hadid
    Via Guido Reni, 4A, 00196 Rome

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    Ex-Mattatoio, Parco della Musica, Ara Pacis Museum, Church of 2000, MAXXI, Palazzo Venezia, Victor Emmanuel Monument, Palazzo della Civilta del Lavoro, and Foro Italico.

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