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Sassi di MaterarnThe Sassi of Matera constitute the historical center of the city of Matera, European capital of culture for 2019. The Sasso "Caveoso" and the Sasso "Barisano", together with the "Civita" district, form a complex urban core.rnThe Sassi of Matera were inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1993. They were the first written site in southern Italy. The inscription was motivated by the fact that they represent an extraordinary urban ecosystem, capable of perpetuating from the most distant prehistoric past the ways of living in caves up to modernity. The Sassi of Matera are an exceptional example of accurate use of nature's resources over time: water, soil and energy. The dense living space and the layered layout are clearly visible, the street on the upper floor acts as a roof on the lower level, there is not a centimeter of waste, the material excavated to enlarge the interior is used to enlarge the exterior, there is not a gram of waste, truly ecological architecture that should make us learn also for the future.r

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15779 W: 130 N: 32721] (184095)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-05-11
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/2, 1/1698 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-05-13 0:24
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