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

Object/Work Type
Theme Structures

Title Text
Pavilion of Arts Applied to Industry including China, Japan and Persia

Alternate Title Text
Palazzo delle Industrie Artistiche includente pure Cina, Giappone e Persia

Creator Description
Lorini and Co.

Creator Identity and Role
Molli, Stefano as Architects and Engineers;
Ceramica Richard-Ginori

Creation Date

Demolition Date

Styles/Periods Description
Turinese Baroque (revival)

Dimension Description
8000 square meters

Descriptive Note Text
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.

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