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Palazzo Terragni, Como

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The Casa del Fascio of Como, also called the Palazzo Terragni, is a building located in Como, northern Italy, a work of Italian rationalist architect Giuseppe Terragni.Started in 1932 and completed in 1936 under the regime of Benito Mussolini as the seat of the local branch of the National Fascist Party, a Casa del Fascio, this municipal administration building was originally constructed with a primary view of functioning as an elegant "set piece" for mass Fascist rallies. Conceptualized as a classical palazzo centered on a glass atrium, it was frescoed with abstract paintings (since destroyed) by the artist Mario Radice and the original project boasted an innovative changing facade illumination. It is cited as an exemplary manifestation of the International style of architecture.Since 1957, the building has housed the provincial headquarters of the Guardia di Finanza police force. In addition, it accommodates the small historical museum of the Guardia di Finanza 6th legion.
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  • Great Palace architecturally ... obviously people who like Italian rationalism:-) ... shame that SE can visit (even if it is now a barracks of GdF, any way I would be willing, I think)
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  • the futuristic structure that only a great deal of intelligence could design it, yet another structure that enhances the city of Como
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  • Fine establishment steeped in history, one would have to retrain them a bit to make it better..!
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  • Giuseppe Terragni's most famous work. The scale is smaller than imagined. It's a pity that the building is not open to public.
  • The building was donated by the textile entrepreneur Rodolfo Bernocchi and designed by Giuseppe Terragni in 1932 the construction work was completed in 1936. The building is shaped like a large block formed by surfaces of pure geometry: 33.20 m simplex, half height, you have full parts and empty parts, marking a basic but effective game, from the impressive effects light and transparency. The Esplanade is the outdoor space that permeates the building becomes a natural extension of the Central Court.
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  • Dovvrebbe be the Pearl of the como rationalism, but is so little regarded that the bookmark is in the wrong place and it is wrong as well. The real name is "Casa del Fascio" willy-nilly
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  • Amazing facility. The solutions used as glass blocks ' open ' ceilings large Windows create a dimension of natural light throughout the building. The terrace is visible through incredible landscape architectures.
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  • A well-preserved relic of modernism from the 2nd World War, created under the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini. At that time as the seat of the national fascist party, Guardia di Finanzia today as an administrative building. A work by Giuseppe Terragni, an Italian rationalist architect. The building was built with the large interior Atrium between 1932-1936 - it occurs as a work in this day and age in appearance.
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Indulge yourself by booking a luxurious suite at a lavish hotel right on the shores of Lake Como. Pricey hotels and private villas may provide an ideal lakeside setting, but you can save money by staying at a B&B in the city of Como itself. The city is much less expensive than the resorts of the so-called "middle lake," but be sure to book early. Even less expensive is staying in Milan, from which you easily access the lake district by train or car.
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