Local Rationalism

Built in the 1950s on a project by Passanti (with Perona and Garbaccio) the building is mentioned among the examples of rationalist architecture in Turin. Despite the articulation in two bodies (one on the square and the other on the via Porta Palatina), the effect of particular heaviness derives from the monotonous repetition of the windowed modules. The arcade on the ground floor resumes that of the pre-existing building but without being able to qualify the façade with a nobility required by the particular context in which it is located.

The façade after the cleaning in 2012, with its original colours.

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