RESTORATION AND ADAPTATION OF THE EX CASA DEL FASCIO OF LISSONE, MONZA AND BRIANZA
Filmic Mediterraneism: a New Life for Palazzo Terragni
This building in Lissone is the brainchild of Giuseppe Terragni developed for an invited competition organised in 1931. The winning project demonstrates all the characteristics of a building of this type, such as the abundant use of glass, based on the idea that Fascism could broadcast transparency, and the intention to reveal the structure of the building, as a symbol of honesty of construction as the transliteration of the honesty of the Fascist Party. The building in Lissone was altered and cannibalised much more than its sister building in Como, to exorcise its symbolic value through a harsh operation of damnatio memoriae. The many subtractions and additions now also include the addition of a new volume in 2021. At the back of the building, in a space of extraordinary compression with the ancient house of the baker, this addition seeks to continue, in its clearly distinguishable, removable and overtly contemporary parts, an idea of restoration as probable layering.