The first expansion outside the walls @ Il primo Ampliamento barocco

Of Augusto Cavallari Murat from a cura di Politecnico di Torino, Forma Urbana ed Architettura nella Torino Barocca, 1968

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The first expansion outside the walls

At the end of the 16th century, the ducal architect Ascanio Vitozzi designed the first interventions within the square city. Aligning the fronts that delimit Via Palazzo di Città and Piazza Castello, the first examples of that uniform architecture are realized, of great rigour. The same uniform design of the facades will be provided by Vitozzi for the redevelopment of six existing blocks in the "Via Nuova", as well as the axis of Via Palazzo di Città, on the Palazzo Ducale. The southern extension will be designed by Carlo di Castellamonte on the continuation of the Via Nuova. The axis of the district will develop southwards up to the Porta Nuova, connecting it ideally with Piazza Castello. (see POI the "old" Via Roma)

A synthesis of the first interventions inside and outside the square city: the axis of Via Palazzo di Città, that of Via Nuova inside the walls and its continuation outside that becomes the central axis of the first expansion.

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