Palazzo a vela e il Palazzo del Lavoro (Il), Turin
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On the right, walking through Corso Unita d'Italia in the direction of Moncalieri, are some interesting buildings built ... More
Palazzo a vela e il Palazzo del Lavoro (Il)
On the right, walking through Corso Unita d'Italia in the direction of Moncalieri, are some interesting buildings built for the centenary of the unity of Italy in 1961. One of the most notable is the Palazzo di Vela, its fundamental characteristic is the structure of the roof, which is asymetrical and covered by large, glass pieces which make it look like a sail. Exhibitions and receptions are held here. Another building is the Palazzo del Lavoro, designed by Luigi Nervi. It is a huge parallelepiped made from reinforced cement, steel and glass. There is a notable structural solution of 16 mushroom shaped pillars which are 20 metres high.
Palazzo del Vescovado dates back to the 15th Century, but was built on top of already existing Roman and 14th
century buildings. The entrance is via a beautiful black and white marble door which under the lunette exposes a ...
This impressive building is directly opposite the Basilica di San Petronio . It was built from 1485 using the designs
of Aristotele Fioravanti. It is on the site of what was previously the palatium vetus, the old city government ...
This building was designed by the local architect G.B. Magnani in 1623 and completed in 1673. The building is reminiscent
in its style of the late Renaissance building of Palazzo Farnese of Piacenza. The Advisory Room (Sala Consiliare) was ...