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Pozzo Littorio/Labin

Pozzo Littorio was planned as a hole administratively depending on Raša and which with Sardinia’s Carbonia was the most important coal mine “within the national territory”. Eugenio Montuori was assigned the compilation of the regulation plan of the new town which was constructed between 1938 and 1942. Thanks to the possibility to control, within the zoning plan, also the architectural activities, the result was a harmonious shaped urban space. Pozzo Littorio is an example of industrial building model within which Montuori gathered also all local tradition values. If we want to see the regime "expression" we can find it on the main square on two buildings, while in industrial zone the regime manifested itself as use of new technical and technological solutions and modern constructive materials. Regulation plan of Podlabin, made on a functional grid, clearly divides public and residential zones from industrial one. Public and residential buildings are built simply and in accordance with the traditional building styles in the surrounding area. Industrial architecture of Pijacal is rich with different constructive  elements, the most often is frame in reinforced concrete used in almost every building as inner part of construction or decorative element on elevations.


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