L'Hotel Palace a Mondello

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[automatically translated] The phonebook Construction in the first issue of the first year of the magazine's architecture. Chronicles and history, founded by Bruno Zevi in 1955, gives a concise presentation of Giuseppe Samonà problematic as concerns the completion, in the seaside town of Mondello (Palermo), a prestigious hotel use the factory to really emblematic of the years of Reconstruction. The hotel complex described and commented with dry objective prose, yet anything but laconic, by a Samonà already arbiter of the architectural educational renewal (also in relation to her, almost charismatic and very self, towards the Graduate Institute of Architecture Venice and the consequent birth of the "School of Venice") and one of the main actors of the turning point in the post-war progettodell'Italia culture, is the Hotel Palace, designed by Edoardo Caracciolo in collaboration with Salvatore Armao, for calculations of the structures in reinforced concrete, and with a small group of young assistants. It's been four years since the building was built between 1949 and 1951 by the Ghilardi (Palermo) for the local hotel industry Tourism Company (SIAT) that employs Giuseppe Castellucci Pearl construction management and Luigi Orestano for furniture and for some internal and external lodging (partly modified today).
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationEdoardo Caracciolo. Urbanistica, architettura, storia (a cura di Nicola Giuliano Leone)
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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