Pavilion of Latin America

The Pavilion of Latin America was located on the right bank of the river Po, between the pavilions of Argentina and Brazil, and it reunited as a single identity all the young nations of the country, including Perù, Uruguay, Chile, Venezuela and Mexico.

The Pavilion did not stray from the overall architectural style of the Fair, although it distingushed itself in originality and, according to CTI guide, for its "modern style". Architect Orsino Bonci, member of the General Committee of Latin America, was the author of the "Pabellon Uninion America Latina" and, according to the Giornale Illustrato, was praised for the simplicity and elegance he gave to the building. The design featured a long plan, two lateral wings and a central main body: this was sourmonted by a decorated cupola, capped by a symbolical globe. Featuring two floors, the building was comprised of a high basement, sourmonted by two horizontal rows of glass windows and vertically divided by high pilasters. Furthermore, in the architects' project, the entrance would be spectacular: in fact, an imponent and colored glass door, framed by two large pillars, invited visitors into the great central hall of the Pavilion.

Ci è grato perciò costatare che dopo le aspre lotte e le fatiche, finalmente sta sorgendo baldamente sulla ridente riva del Po, là ove con idea geniale degli ingegneri dell'Ufficio Tecnico Centrale vollero con l'Argentina ed il Brasile riunita l'America Latina, questo Padiglione, in cui i figli lontani del bel sangue latino dimostreranno la loro forza, la loro ricchezza e la loro sapienza. (Giornale Illustrato, issue 14, January 1911)

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