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Casa del Fascio (Como)

1936 rationalist building in Como, Italy / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Casa del Fascio of Como (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkaːza del ˈfaʃʃo, ˈkaːsa-]), also called Palazzo Terragni, is a building located in Como, Italy, in the Piazza del Popolo (former Piazza Impero), and it is one of the masterpieces of Italian Modern Architecture.[1] It was designed by Italian architect Giuseppe Terragni (1904-1943).[1] It was inaugurated in 1936 as the local office of the National Fascist Party.[2] After the fall of Fascism in 1945, it was used by the National Liberation Committee Parties and in 1957, it became the headquarters of the local Finance Police, who still occupy it.[2] The building has a square plan and four stories.

Quick facts: Palazzo Terragni, Former names, General infor...
Palazzo Terragni
Main façade overlooking Piazza del Popolo (south-west)
Como is located in Lombardy
Location in Lombardy
Former namesCasa del Fascio
General information
Architectural styleRationalist
AddressPiazza del Popolo, 4
Town or cityComo
Coordinates45.812363°N 9.086022°E / 45.812363; 9.086022
Construction started1932
Technical details
Size1,101 square metres (11,850 sq ft) floor area
Design and construction
Architect(s)Giuseppe Terragni
DesignationsHead office of the provincial command of Guardia di Finanza

Thanks to its high historical-artistic value, Casa del Fascio was listed by the Superintendency of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape in 1986.[3]