Architectural Structure: Pavilion of Festivals and Concerts

Palazzo delle feste
Name: Pavilion of Festivals and Concerts
Alternative Names: Salone delle feste
Salone delle feste e dei concerti
Description: According to the CTI guide, the Pavilion of Festivals and Concerts was one of the largest buildings of the Fair. It was connected to the Pavilion of Music. These buildings hosted the Electricity Hall, the Display of the Marvels of Electricity, the exhibit of Professional Teaching, and the Swiss Exhibition. The facades of these interconnected buildings were admirable for their elegant proportions and the richness of architectural detail. Among the decorations, the Guida Tricolore mentions two fountains with a statue of Neptune created by Cellini, a group of allegorical statues symbolizing music made by Michelangelo Monti, and the remarkable sculptures created by sculptors Biscarra and Bianconi. The interior featured the grand "Salone dei Concerti" (Concert Hall) built like an Olympic theater that could hold up to 9,000 people.
Construction: 1910-1911
Size: 20.000 square meters
Style: Turinese baroque (revival)
People:  Bianconi, Guido
 Biscarra, Cesare
 Buzzi Reschini, Giacomo
 Impresa Quadri e Colombo
 Monti, Michelangelo
 Smeriglio, Domenico Ernesto
Postcards: Padiglione della Musica | Pavilion of Music
Paintings: Il palazzo delle feste | Palace of Festivals
Articles: Le esecuzioni orchestrali all'Esposizione. | The orchestral performances at the Fair.
Guides: Torino Esposizione 1911: Monografia Illustrata edita della Direzione Generale del Touring Club Italiano | Turin Exposition 1911