Structure and language. The enel building in cagliari designed by Gigi Ghò

  • Giuseppina Monni Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, DICAAR, University of Cagliari,
  • Paolo Sanjust DICAAR Dipartimento di ingegneria civile, ambientale e architettura
  • Antonello Sanna

Abstract

The various topics of the Italian architectural debate of 1950s reveal themselves on the project of the Enel Palace of Cagliari, designed in 1957 by Gigi Ghò, Milanese engineer and architect. The reinforced concrete structure shows an interesting solution with base-hinged pillars in the shape of a “V”, and strongly influences the facades layout that, like GiòPonti, the architect considered not a design applied to a construction but an aspect of the very same structure [1]. The façade arrangement, the particular attention on the materials choice for finishes and the obsessive definition of the detail define Gigi Ghò personality.

Published
2018-07-12
How to Cite
MONNI, Giuseppina; SANJUST, Paolo; SANNA, Antonello. Structure and language. The enel building in cagliari designed by Gigi Ghò. Tema: Technology, Engineering, Materials and Architecture, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 114-126, july 2018. ISSN 2421-4574. Available at: <http://artecweb.org/ojs2/index.php/TeMA/article/view/178>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.17410/tema.v4i1.178.
Section
Construction History and Preservation