The San Cataldo Cemetery by Aldo Rossi

The San Cataldo Cemetery is in the new section of the Modena cemetery. Designed by the architect Aldo Rossi in 1971, the project is still incomplete. It is nonetheless a masterful expression of Aldo Rossi’s poetics, who based his work on his personal connection to the meanings of death and memory.

The San Cataldo Cemetery was developed as a kind of visual metaphor. Some of its structures constitute a “city of the dead,” which contrasts with the “city of the living,” and, at the cemetery’s center stands a large cube (the ossuary) penetrated by light from many small, geometric windows.

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