Architectural Structure: Pavilion of Festivals and Concerts

Pavilion of Music
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. They 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 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
 Michelangelo Monti
 Smeriglio, Domenico Ernesto
Postcards: Padiglione della Musica | Pavilion of Music
Palazzo delle Feste | Pavilion of Festival and Concerts
Padiglione delle Feste | Pavilion of Festivals and Concerts
Padiglione delle Feste, Ministero delle Poste e Telegrafi | Pavilions of Festivals, Postal and Telegraph Services Ministry
Paintings: Padiglione delle Feste e dei Concerti | Pavilion of Festivals and Concerts
Photographs: Michelangelo Monti Ritratto da giovane | Michelangelo Monti Portrait as a Young Man
Michelangelo Monti Ritratto maturo | Michelangelo Monti Portrait as en elderly man
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