Notes of Lecture 2,3,4,13,14 by HOU JIALU S241645


In SEARCH of ORDERS by Zhen SUN s217588

The Basilica of Superga was built from 1717 to 1731 for Victor Amadeus II of Savoy,[1] designed by Filippo Juvarra, at the top of the hill of Superga. The architect alluded to earlier styles while adding a baroque touch. This church is considered late Baroque-Classicism.
The dimensions of the church are impressive: the length is 51 m. while the dome is 75 m high. These features combined height of the hill (672 m) makes it visible even from great distances, and first from Turin. Similarly from the hill you have a sweeping view of the city and the Alps.
The basilica itself is an “architectural structure” that is built around a church with a circular plan, topped by a large dome of the Baroque style, preceded by a portico supported by eight Corinthian columns of classical inspiration.