Nuova Stazione Centrale di Milano by Antonio Sant’Elia

Nuova Stazione Centrale di Milano by Antonio Sant’Elia

Nuova Stazione Centrale di Milano
1912
Futurism

Sant’Elia collaborated with architect Arrigo Cantoni in a 1912 competition to design the façade of Milan’s New Central Station building. Crowned by a central dome with two smaller domes accentuating the ends of the structure. The majority of the building is lined with rectangular grids of windows and tall pillars and sculptural decoration drawing the eye towards the central dome. Large curved doorways across the design allows for the flow of people entering and exiting the building.

Antonio Sant’Elia

Antonio Sant’Elia
Futurism
Born: 30 April 1888, Lombardy, Italy
Nationality: Italian
Died: 10 October 1916, Gorizia, Italy

Sant’Elia was an architect and a key member of the Futurist movement in architecture. However, as he left behind uncompleted works of architecture he is remembered for his bold sketches and influence on modern architecture.

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