Casa del Fascio (Como)

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The former Casa del Fascio in Como.

The Casa del Fascio 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, 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.[1]

Since 1957 the building houses the provincial headquarters of the Guardia di Finanza police force.[2] In addition, it accommodates the small historical museum of the Guardia di Finanza 6th legion.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Zevi 1980, p. 70.
  2. ^ "Comando Provinciale Como", Guardia di Finanza .

Sources[edit]

  • Zevi, Bruno (1980). Giuseppe Terragni. Bologna. 

Coordinates: 45°48′45″N 9°05′10″E / 45.812363°N 9.086022°E / 45.812363; 9.086022