Rome Proposes to Build Ten Urban Structures in Ten Years

19 April 2010 (Last Updated April 19th, 2010 18:30)

Authorities in Rome, Italy, have unveiled plans to build ten new urban structures over the next ten years. Pritzker-Prize-winning architect Richard Meier has travelled to the city to discuss developing Rome's historic centre and suburbs during an urban planning symposium.

Authorities in Rome, Italy, have unveiled plans to build ten new urban structures over the next ten years.

Pritzker-Prize-winning architect Richard Meier has travelled to the city to discuss developing Rome's historic centre and suburbs during an urban planning symposium.

Meier and Mayor Giovanni Alemanno said open spaces around the Ara Pacis Museum would be extended to divert traffic underground, create a park along the river and extend the fountain.

Meier's works include the Ara Pacis Museum and the Jubilee Church in Rome, the Getty Museum in the US and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona and other civic projects in New York.