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Forgotten Masterpieces

Project timeline

1963 – 1963

Type

Residential

Location Change this

Via Torino, 69
47838 Riccione
Italy

Architect Change this

Colonia Enel Change this

Riccione, Italy
by Giancarlo De Carlo Change this
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The marine summer colonies were born in the second half of the nineteenth century and were characterized as protection and defensive spaces by the dangers that the new industrial civilization represented for the infancy. The concern of the fight against tuberculosis occurs in architectural forms designed to welcome children in the summer, keeping them in close contact with air and sea water (marine hospitals). Built in 1963 by Giancarlo De Carlo, it is made out of scattered floors and has been defined as a true architectural masterpiece. Today is the building, which was conversed into a hotel, in a state of decay and neglect. The stairs marked with different colors of plaster lead to various plans connected with corridors.

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