Architectural Structure: Pavilion of Arts Applied to Industry including China, Japan and Persia

Panorama (Sonzogno 111)
Name: Pavilion of Arts Applied to Industry including China, Japan and Persia
Alternative Names: Padiglione delle Arti Applicate alle Industrie
Description: The Pavilion of Arts Applied is the first of the largest and most impressive structures that the visitors encountered upon entering the exposition from the Main Entrance at Umberto I Bridge. It was designed by the architects Lorini & Co., and it occupied an ample area on the left bank of the river Po. The Pavilion included several exhibitions. Besides the exhibits of Arts Applied to Industry, the pavilion included China, Japan, and Persia. The main entrance of the building was lavish and echoed the curves and vivacity of the Baroque style. It displayed a large staircase leading to the "pronao" (colonnaded entrance), from which the visitor could access the inner galleries. The facade, crowned by the great dome of the central hall, was grandiose and included several statues by sculptors Ravanelli and Sassi. The dome, which seemed to be inspired by the dome of Saint Peter in Rome, ended on a pinnacle with a Winged Victory, which was 45 meters high from the ground.
Construction: 1910-1911
Size: 8000 square meters
Style: Turinese Baroque (revival)
Places:  Nippon-koku (Japan)
 People's Republic of China
 Persia (Iran)
Postcards: Padiglione delle Industrie Artistiche e Giappone | Pavilion of Art Applied to Industry and Japan
Padiglioni della Moda e dell'Arte Applicata all'Industria | Pavilion of Fashion and Art Applied to Industry
Industrie Artistiche | Pavilion of Art Applied to Industry
Photographs: Panorama (Sonzogno 111) | Panorama
Guides: Torino Esposizione 1911: Monografia Illustrata edita della Direzione Generale del Touring Club Italiano | Turin Exposition 1911