(b. 1377, Firenze, d. 1446, Firenze)
Ospedale degli Innocenti1419-26
Piazza della SS. Annunziata, Florence
In summer 1426, Brunelleschi completed the loggia (porch) of the Foundlings Hospital, which cared for the city's abandoned children from birth to apprenticeship or marriage. Recalling the vocabulary of Roman architecture, the symmetry of its round-headed arches imparted a visual clarity that was unprecedented in Florence.