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Luigi Moretti

Full name: Luigi Walter Moretti
Gender: Male
Born: January 2, 1907 in Roma, Roma, Italy
Died: July 14, 1973 in Capraia, Livorno, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Italian architect Luigi Moretti's reputation was established by 1936 when, at the age of 29, he designed the fencing hall at Mussolini's heroic new sports centre for Rome, the Foro Italico, an exercise in rationalist design during the Fascist period. After the war he served a short jail term due to his fascist collaboration. His later work was with organic building forms and ideas, presenting extreme ideas of neo-classicism.

Moretti was widely considered the most important Italian architect of the 20th century. He produced a massive body of work in the years 1930-1973 in Italy and further afield. He also founded the magazine Spazio to illustrate the informative art and their relation to architecture. Best known to Americans is surely his 1961 Watergate Complex in Washington, DC. For the 1960 Roma Olympics he designed the Olympic Village for the athletes.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event Italy ITA AC
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event Italy ITA AC

Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Accademia di scherma del Foro Mussolini in Roma
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Centro sportivo dellà Citta Caserta
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