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Renaissance Urbanism in the 15 th and 16 th centuries. Under Pope Nicholas V (1397-1455). Rome c. 1450. Planning under Pope Julius II (1503-1513). Banchi was redeveloped and de-congested A bold new design for St. Peter’s and redevelopment of the Vatican (Bramante was the architect)

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Renaissance Urbanismin the 15th and 16th centuries


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Under Pope Nicholas V (1397-1455)

Rome c. 1450


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Planning under Pope Julius II (1503-1513)

  • Banchi was redeveloped and de-congested

  • A bold new design for St. Peter’s and redevelopment of the Vatican (Bramante was the architect)

  • Proposal for a new, straight street: Via Giulia, running north and south

  • Another parallel street, Via della Lungara, would connect Borgo with Trastevere

  • The Palace of Justice along Via Giulia

  • Shows papal attempt to assert its authority through a grand urban scheme


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St. Peter’s and the Borgo


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Urban Planning under Pope Leo X (1513-1521)


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Piazza del Popolo


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The Capitol, Washington, DC


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The Master Plan of Pope Sixtus V

(1585-1590)

  • The most ambitious papal urban project

  • Domenico Fontana was employed as the architect

  • Sixtus abandoned the piecemeal approach of his predecessors

  • Entire city and its periphery was brought under one master plan marked by broad and axial avenues connecting the edge of the core and vast expanse of the east

  • The avenues connected two points of interest


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Seven principal churches

St. Peter’s

St. John of the Lateran

S. Croce

S. Agnese

S. Lorenzo

St. Paul’s

S. Maria Maggiore


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