(b. 1377, Firenze, d. 1446, Firenze)
Ospedale degli Innocenti: Façade1419-26
Piazza della SS. Annunziata, Florence
The loggia that Brunelleschi designed for the hospital is not, in its basic form, unusual. This type of structure seems to have been used consistently in late medieval hospitals. Street loggias providing shelter for pedestrians were common in other Italian cities, particularly Bologna, Padua, and Venice.