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Former Casa Balilla, later G.I.L. building, constructed between 1934 and 1935 by the Workers and Builders Company of Cesena.

Photo: Atrium Archive

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Historical photograph of the former Casa Balilla.

Photo: Atrium Archive

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Fiat building.

Photo: Atrium Archive

Cesena, Italy

Innovative approach to dissonant heritage

Cesena has a rich heritage related to the rationalist architecture constructed during the Fascist period. The Italian town adopts an innovative approach to deal with these memories and sites. In fact, it is lead town in the European project “Ar.C.H.Ethics - Architecture, Citizenship, History and Ethics to shape Dissonant Heritage in European cities”. The project focuses on four key dimension of architectural heritage: architecture itself, people, history, and ethics – which will guide Cesena to promote its dissonant heritage in a sustainable way.