For the assignment of the building in Turin that I consider interesting, I wanted to do a research about Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris. Which is at approximately 600 m south of our school in Corso Massimo d’Azeglio 42.
The building serves as the National Electrotechnical Institute and has more that 200 electronic inventions inside.It was built by the architect Eugene Victor Ballatore Rosana at 1934, beginning of 20th century.
It was named after Galileo Ferraris, physician and electrical engineer, inventor of induction motor, and most importantly the first notable famous alumni of our school Politecnico di Torino.
On the façade of the building we can see one of the classic orders, French column, both used as supportive columns and as pilasters to be decorative.Besides, every other side of the building seems to be modern and mostly made by cement and bricks.
Reason why I wanted to search for this building is it looking like a building made around Mannerism and Baroque era but once you turn the corner you can realize that it must’ve been built at 20th century, while it’s impossible not to fall in love with the interior and how black and grey marble used with shades of green. -Bedriye Zeynep Uzunoglu (s241647)