Walter & Moretti
In 1936, Luigi Moretti, the Italian architect, gained recognition at the young age of 29 for his design of the fencing hall at the Foro Italico, a sports complex in Rome constructed during the Fascist era under Mussolini. His design showcased rationalist principles. Following World War II, he faced a brief imprisonment due to his association with the fascist regime. In his later career, Moretti shifted towards organic architectural forms and novel neoclassical concepts, pushing the boundaries of design.
Moretti held a prominent position as the most influential Italian architect of the 20th century. His extensive body of work, spanning from 1930 to 1973, left a significant impact in Italy and beyond. He also founded the magazine “Spazio,” emphasizing the relationship between art and architecture. Notably, in the United States, he is known for his 1961 Watergate Complex in Washington, DC. Additionally, he contributed to the 1960 Rome Olympics by designing the Olympic Village for the athletes.