Construction of the Congress building, designed by the Italian architect Vittorio Meano, began in 1898. After Meano’s murder in 1904, Dormal took the project through to its completion in 1906, respecting Meano’s original designs.
Dormal took over the building of the Palacio Pereda in Buenos Aires, begun in 1919 for the wealthy doctor and cattle rancher Celedonio Pereda, when Pereda fell out with the original French architect, Louis Martin. Dormal died in 1924 and did not see the building through to its completion in 1936. Since 1944 the Palacio Pereda has been used as the residence of the Brazilian ambassador.
Alberto Bellucci, José María Sert in Buenos Aires, J. Decorative & Propaganda Arts, Argentine Theme Issue, 1992.