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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

    Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
    Architecture Puzzler #309

    Question

    The designer of the Giovanni Berta Stadium (1930-1932) in Florence, Italy wrote: "I maintain that a good structural organism worked out passionately in detail and in general appearance is essential to good architecture, structural architecture leads to that synthesis of static-aesthetic activity, technical knowledge, and mastery of execution which produced the masterpieces of the past." Who was the designer?

    Answer

    It was Pier Luigi Nervi. The design for the stadium with its capacity of 35,000 was won in a competition and was Nerviís first major work of national consequence.
     


     

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    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2006, Dave Guadagni.

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    A masterpiece of the past: the Roman Colosseum.
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