La Città Nuova di Bolzano. Una pianificazione durante il Fascismo
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura, 2020
The new town in Bolzano. An urban planning during the fascism
During the fascist period in Italy, Bolzano and the province of South Tyrol were transformed in a remarkable way. This area is an important example to show the intention of the fascist dictatorship to “colonize” a province of Italy with the instrument of architecture and urbanism. The declared goal was the “Italianization” of this northern part of Italy which belonged till the end of the First World War to Austria. The article focuses in particular on the urban situation around the “Victory Monument”. The original idea of a monumental plaza couldn't be realized because of the prohibitively high expenses for the regulation of the river Talver. Still nowadays there is a lot of public debates going on about the buildings of the fascist period, particularly about the“Victory Monument.“, designed by the architect Marcello Piacentini. In 2014, finally, an exhibition has been opened inside the monument about the history of the monument itself and about the regional history from 1918 to 1945 linked to the fascist and national socialist dictatorship.