Nolli 2000

Nolli 2000


investigations

Twelve young Architects in New York were asked by a colleague to revise Giambattista Nolli’s 1748 Plan of Rome. This drawing resulted from that exercise and is a proposal for the central, most dense and historically charged area of Rome known as the Campo Marzio.

The floor plans of several buildings constructed within the Campo over the centuries, were edited and traced onto one drawing, creating a collage of Rome’s Architectural history. Other buildings from throughout the Empire were added, while entirely new structures were invented to fill in the remaining gaps.

The result is a place that still resembles the city in plan, but is perhaps more recognizable as Rome in a psychical sense than in any physical reality.

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