• The Winners of the Re-use The Roman Ruin: Piscina Mirabilis

    12 days ago - By Arch Daily

    3rd Place - Maura Pinto, Piervito Pirulli. Image Courtesy of Re-Use Italy
    Piscina Mirabilis is a Roman reservoir built by Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, in order to feed with drinking water the headquarter of his western Mediterranean war fleet. It was dug out a tuff hill, and it is based on a regular grid of pillars and arcs. The vaulted reservoir is 15 meters high, 72 meters long, 25 meters wide and features 48 brick pillars.
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