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.