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The street & the water : via Lungara : a return to the river

Vanessa Lazzerini

The street & the water : via Lungara : a return to the river.

Rel. Christian Rapp, Silvia Malcovati. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Per Il Progetto Sostenibile, 2016

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The street and the water. Two key elements in many cities, one of these is our eternal city, Rome. Two elements that very often have seen their events influence each other. So many cities owe their development to the courses of water, which are energy source, sustenance and communication. River Tevere has always been a place where big architectural construction lean out near small habitation. In river Tevere coexist the past, the present and the future and it evolves like a big creature. Its appearance radically changed after the construction of the two huge parallel embankments, called "Muraglioni", located at the sides of the urban section of the river. Nowadays, river Tiber is afflicted by a disconcerting lack of urban life, as if the river would just be a stranger presence, forced to a fast passage through the city. The radical cut brought by the edification of these embankments relieved the nightmare of the floods, but on the other hand swept away a fabric of events and social, economic and architectural interlaces which used to elevate and keep vital a very well delimited urban concept.

Relators: Christian Rapp, Silvia Malcovati
Publication type: Printed
Subjects: ST Storia > STN Storia
U Urbanistica > UK Pianificazione urbana
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Per Il Progetto Sostenibile
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-04 - ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/4940



1.1.Le Città di Roma

1.2.Research question

2.The Street

2.1.Historical introduction

2.2.Features and functions

2.3.The development of the modernist street

3.The Water

3.1.Water: the genesis of settlements

3.2.Functions and Waterfronts

4.Via della Lungara



4.3.Historical pictures and drawings

5.The Tiber and Rome

5.1.Developments and events

5.2.Proposals for the scourge of floods

5.3.The watermills

5.4.Change of morphology

6.The house: the structure of anthropic space

6.1.Urban pattern

6.2.The Italian Gothic House


7.Alternative scenery











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