Pavilion of England

The Pavilion of England was situated in one of the most central and ideal position within the Exposition: on the top of a hill on the left bank of the river, the magnificent visual effect of the building was enriched by the presence the Monumental Fountain ahead. The location and the grandeur of this construction, as well as the presence of English products and contributions within other exhibitions (including Work in Action, Electricity, Transport, Aviation and Newspaper) of the Fair, aimed to underline both the international key-role of the nation and the solid friendship with Italy.

The Pavilion was designed by the three official architects of the Exposition (Stefano Molli, Pietro Fenoglio and Giacomo Salvadori di Wiesenhof), and it did not stray from the general style of the Fair: it featured liberty of forms and emphasis on the main colonnade, the central dome and the lateral pinnacles. In addition, according to the principles of Baroque, the main facade of the building was extremely decorated, with a large use of curved lines, in order to create light-and-shade (chiaroscuro) and color effects.

E di quale alto significato morale e politico sia la partecipazione della forte Inghilterra a questa Mostra con cui l'Italia celebra il cinquantenario della sua costituzione in Nazione indipendente, ben se lo sa dire il cuore di ogni italiano che non sia oblioso della simpatia con cui l'Inghilterra seguì tutta l'epopea del nostro Risorgimento. (CTI Guide)

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