Ricostruzione e analisi grafica della sistemazione di viale dell'Impero e del piazzale del Littorio di G. Bosio per il Piano Regolatore Generale per la città di Tirana, 1939, Sistemazione degli spazi urbani e politica dell'immagine fascista nell'Albania degli anni Trenta. In Architetti e ingegneri italiani in Albania (pp. 137-147). Firenze : Edifir Edizioni Firenze.

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[automatically translated] ACCOMMODATION OF URBAN SPACES AND FASCIST POLITICAL IMAGE OF THIRTY YEARS in Albania The short but intense career of Gherardo Bosio in Albania begins with the drafting of the Master Plan of Tirana and with the founding of the Central Office for Building and the 'Albania Urbanism; the office in charge as of July 1939 until a few months before his death, which occurred in 1941 after less than a year of illness, and during which will be assisted by Ferrante Orzali and Ferdinando Poggi. In fact, only 12 October 1939 Lieutenant General Francis Jacomoni San Sovino have ratified, with Viceregal Decree, the incorporation of this important technical body which, however, as early as June 1942, It will be downgraded to simple Technical Section of the Ministry of Public Works of Albania. On arrival in Tirana in the summer of 1939, with a mandate to be compiled the Plan, Gherardo Bosio has just consumed, with considerable success, however, not supported by adequate response by the colonial authorities, the experience of urban planning in the recent Italian possession of Abyssinia. Between 1936 and 1938 drafts, in fact, the master plans of Gondar, the capital of the bitter, of Dessie and Jimma; over the same period is also called in Addis Ababa to design the Viceregal house, the governor's residence, places of cultural institutions and other works. In the first phase of its mandate Bosio will also personally the redefinition of Tirana Empire Avenue, It dubbed so after the union of the Kingdom of Albania with the Kingdom of Italy. With regard to the activity of the Central, only the action of Tirana, the management of Gherardo Bosio and outline plans for the central areas of Coritza, Shkodra and Vlora. In this intense activity, shared with good employees, one must add projects for urban spaces accommodations of major importance and institutional arrangements or collective use including: the Hotel Dajti; the expansion and reform of the former Villa Reale, then Villa Viceregal (in collaboration with Ferdinando Poggi); the Luogotenenziali Offices (in collaboration with Ferrante Orzali); Stadium; the detailed plan for the partial reform of Skanderbeg Square; the square Littorio accommodation (today Sheshi Nene Tereza). In spite of the stated intention of richiamasi the forms and ways of building the local tradition, Bosio, probably suffering from an ideological drift, engages in Albania his vision of an architecture ethical and essential, experience in Abyssinia with rigor in some sort of existential ordeal project from the border. Any reference to the Albanian building tradition have him undergo a process of metabolization in a hierarchical setting in the alternative with respect to the components of the Italian architectural culture (also in accordance with the guidelines in the field of architecture Overseas, formulated within the first national congress urban planning of Rome). The silent space of the square Littorio, based on squaring stereometric and contrapuntal arrangement of the whole and of the individual factories,
Original languageItalian
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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