Archives and the exhibited archives
Archives have accompanied the history of civilisation. An archive is both a place where documents are preserved as a collection, as well as the documents created and preserved by a single person, by a family or by an institution.
The preservation of original documents is a completely arbitrary process and this exhibition is a perfect illustration; compared to the approximately 400 documents from Fredi Drugman’s project for Corso Garibaldi, only one small photograph of one of the technical drawings for Mario Terzaghi and Augusto Magnaghi’s design for the Arengario survives in the archive. Nothing more.
Other discoveries we leave to you, if you follow us into the labyrinth of the archives of these architects.
Le Cinque Vie
- Progetto per il quartiere tra via Torino e corso Magenta, 1959-1960
- View all the documents from the CASVA archives related to the project Le Cinque Vie
La Stazione Garibaldi
- Progetto per l’area tra la stazione di Porta Garibaldi e via Galilei, 1979
- View all the documents from the CASVA archives related to the project La Stazione Garibaldi
- Progetto per un centro civico al QT8, 1962-1965
- View all the documents from the CASVA archives related to the project Il QT8
La Stazione Centrale
THE ARCHITECT AND ARCHITECTURE
«We persevere with the idea of architecture as a work of art, and the architect as Artist; buildings and builders are something else, worthy of respect, but different. Artists, real artists, are not dreamers like many believe, but are instead remarkable realists: they don’t transform reality into a dream, but a dream into reality; written, drawn, musical, architectural reality».
Gio Ponti, from Amate l'architettura: l'architettura è un cristallo, Vitali and Ghianda, Genoa, 1957