Found project: Palazzo dei Diamanti


    Project : Palazzo dei Diamanti

    Language variant : Diamond Palace

    Architect : Rossetti, Biagio

    Completion: 1503

    Locality : Ferrara

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Renaissance

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    Description :

    “Named for the unusual shape of the over 8,500 marble blocks on the façade, Palazzo dei Diamanti is one of the most famous Renaissance buildings in the world. Count Sigismondo d’Este, brother of Duke Ercole I d'Este commissioned the palazzo, choosing Biagio Rossetti as his architect. Construction began in 1493, with the palazzo located in the ideal centre of the so-called ‘Addizione Erculea’, one of the most important and beautiful examples of Renaissance city planning. The palazzo was acquired by the city of Ferrara in 1832. On the ground floor are living quarters and spaces where the major temporary exhibitions organized by Ferrara Arte and the Gallerie d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Ferrara are held, while the first floor hosts the collections of the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Ferrara.”

    http://www.palazzodiamanti.it/746-palazzo-dei-diamanti (August 1, 2011).

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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    Palazzo dei Diamanti
    Palazzo dei Diamanti
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    Palazzo dei Diamanti
    Palazzo dei Diamanti
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski