Regional Office Block in Trieste

If we are prepared to recognize the decisive and direct influence that a particular social class had on architecture and the style of buildings at the turn of the century, we must also acknowledge that this dominant class succeeded in implementing its decisions by redefining certain regulatory tools that met their purpose perfectly, particularly building regulations, interpreted as a real set of architectural rules. It is primarily because of this that we can still attribute a clearly defined concept of architecture to the so-called “19th-century city”. Whether or not it is debatable, this concept is still evident and can be described perfectly. It is a concept that, in any case, must be associated with a principle of standardization and formal unity, implemented perfectly in the best parts of this city.