The ATRIUM Route

The ATRIUM cultural route (Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes in Europe’s Urban Memory) takes a new look at an “uncomfortable” urban and architectural heritage in Europe. The totalitarian regimes of mid-20th century Europe had a major impact on urban landscape. These regimes founded new cities and rebuilt parts of existing cities often using the most advanced projects in architectural and urban design available While the route repudiates all totalitarian ideology (see Art. 2), it promotes a new look at this architectural heritage. The Route has its headquarters in Forlì in northern Italy, includes five other towns in northern Italy, all strongly characterized by architecture from the Fascist period (Forlimpopoli, Bertinoro, Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole, Predappio and Cesenatico), and has member in five other countries: Croatia (Labin and Rasa), Bosnia-Herzegovina (Doboj), Rumania (Iasi), Bulgaria (Sofia and Dimitrovgrad) and Greece (Thessaloniki).