Palazzo della Civiltà del Lavoro
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Palazzo della Civiltà del Lavoro information
Dubbed the Square Colosseum, the Palace of the Workers is EUR’s architectural icon, a rationalist masterpiece clad in gleaming white travertine. Designed by Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto Bruno La Padula and Mario Romano, and built between 1938 and 1943, it consists of six rows of nine arches, rising to a height of 50m. According to some, these numbers are a homage to the project’s Fascist patron, with the six rows reflecting the six letters of Benito and the nine arches the nine letters of Mussolini. The palazzo is currently undergoing restoration and will house a new multimedia museum when it reopens.