Garbatella area, Rome

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Garbatella area, Rome, Italy

The garden-suburb called Garbatella is an outstanding example of modern architecture in Rome. It was built in the 1920's in the area right next to the industrial zone of Via Ostiense, in order to secure new lodgings immersed in parks and gardens to the numerous worker class. The idea of the so called "Garden City" is due to Gustavo Giovannoni and other artists, who got the inspiration from the English "Garden Cities". Although carried out with poor financial sources, the project gave origin to an extremely various and peculiar architectural language.

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