Spanish Pantheon in Rome. A Permanent Abode

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  • Ángela García de Paredes Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

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https://doi.org/10.52200/62.A.0990J5PI

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

The Spanish Pantheon in the Campo di Verano was entrusted to three resident artists at the Academy of Spain in Rome in 1957: architects José María García de Paredes (1924-1990) and Javier Carvajal (1926-2013) and sculptor Joaquín García Donaire (1926-2003). They proposed an open space devoid of religious symbols apart from the chapels around it. This work explores a new direction that moves away from the usual funerary monument: a symbolic space composed of two planes in equilibrium laid out on a smooth platform where there is no distinction between sculpture and architecture. This place is for those who take time to pause here, a permanent abode, to spend time with the absent and the present.

How to Cite

Paredes, Ángela G. de. (2021). Spanish Pantheon in Rome. A Permanent Abode. Docomomo Journal, (62), 94–99. https://doi.org/10.52200/62.A.0990J5PI

Published

2021-08-31

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Documentation Issues

Author Biography

Ángela García de Paredes, Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

(Spain, 1958) Architect (1982), PhD (2015), Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, where she is architectural design professor. Her doctoral thesis title is The architecture of José M. García de Paredes, the vision of a work. She is founder of Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos since 1990. She was awarded with the Spain Architecture Award, Gold Medal for Fine Arts. Previously, she was visiting professor and critic at several universities both in Spain and abroad.

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