Prato della Valle-2012.07.13

Posted: July 13, 2012 in 7.13, Architecture & Place-Making, July 2012, Padua, Piazza, Urban

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Prato della Valle is a 90,000 square meter elliptical square in Padova, Italy. It is the largest square in Italy, and one of the largest in Europe. The square today is a monumental space of extraordinary visual impact, with a green island at the center, l’Isola Memmia, surrounded by a small canal bordered by two rings of statues.

Beautiful view of the piazza with the curve facade along with the curved fountain and pathway

View looking back at the way we approach the piazza

The harmonious facade language with the continuous loggia  on the ground floor defining the boundary of the piazza

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