among the threes financial building
art project: franziska & lois weinberger
the relief of the financial building in bolzano was built as “house of fascism” after the design of the architects paolo rossi and luis plattner and completed in 1942. on the front side there is the monumental relief by the artist hans piffrader, which carries the motto of the italian fascists: “credere, obbedire, combattere”. it is precisely this relief that is to be transformed into a memorial, which is not immediately visible: a small forest is set into the first floor façade recess. irritating and eye-catching, like a film set, a showcase of our history. the scenery behind the forest has not disappeared, the view of what happened is perceptible and allows us to reflect on it and to deal with it.