As part of the very complex event linked to the Second World War, the city of Cassino, as well as the neighboring smaller towns, has been completely destroyed either in the building stock than the infrastructures apparatus. Starting from this dramatic event, a stimulating and controversial debate arises around the themes of reconstruction in the immediately after the end of the war through the early 1960s. The reconstruction of the destroyed city and of the smaller contexts was set up on multi-levels: This includes the full restoration of the pre-existing buildings to a developing of a new stratum of infrastructures and unique works. In such work were involved names of established reputation like; Giuseppe Nicolosi, Alberto Gatti, Carlo Cestelli Guidi plus a bunch of others who will work for several years in the Cassino area. All of this work was intended to enlighten and recall the singular story of Cassino, and at the same time looking further into the matters of innovation related to the experimentation of the Italian architecture of the twentieth century.

The post-war reconstruction of Cassino: from the urban planning to the setting of individual works

Zordan Marcello;Fragnoli Franco
2021

Abstract

As part of the very complex event linked to the Second World War, the city of Cassino, as well as the neighboring smaller towns, has been completely destroyed either in the building stock than the infrastructures apparatus. Starting from this dramatic event, a stimulating and controversial debate arises around the themes of reconstruction in the immediately after the end of the war through the early 1960s. The reconstruction of the destroyed city and of the smaller contexts was set up on multi-levels: This includes the full restoration of the pre-existing buildings to a developing of a new stratum of infrastructures and unique works. In such work were involved names of established reputation like; Giuseppe Nicolosi, Alberto Gatti, Carlo Cestelli Guidi plus a bunch of others who will work for several years in the Cassino area. All of this work was intended to enlighten and recall the singular story of Cassino, and at the same time looking further into the matters of innovation related to the experimentation of the Italian architecture of the twentieth century.
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