Isplora Picks Archeological Site

Seven modern interpretations of archeological sites

It is well-known that Italy is a country abundant with history and has excavation sites dating back to the Etruscans dotted throughout the countryside and even within some cities. The role of archaeology in architecture is an important one, but rather than isolating, removing or even covering up important archaeological remains, architects in Italy are using archaeology as a focal point for urban regeneration and restoration projects. Here are Isplora’s selection of projects that are coming up with innovative solutions to blending the old with the new.


- Mercati di Traiano by Labics (Rome, 2004)

- Reconstruction of Torre di Porta Nuova as Cultural Centre by Map Studio (Venice, 2011); Photo by Alessandra Chemollo

- Entrance hall to the Artemision di Siracusa by Vincenzo Latina (Siracusa, 2007)

- Basilica paleocristiana di San Pietro by Emanuele Fidone (Siracusa, 2009); Photo by Lamberto Rubino

- Temporary structure for archaeological finds at the Villa dei Quintili by n!studio Susanna Ferrini Antonello Stella (Rome, 2010)

- Palazzo Agolanti-Pedrocca (ex Banca d'Italia) by Cumo Mori Roversi Architetti (Rimini, 2013) Photo by Riccardo Gallini

- Relais San Lorenzo by Adolfo Natalini Architetti (Bergamo, 2013) 

Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

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