glnr EP: 158.23 kwh/m²
REF. 1600 - Imperia GRATTACIELO ANDREA DORIA - In the heart of the city, in the imperious 18-storey tower, with concierge service, double lift with access for the disabled, prestigious Apartment located on the 16th floor with a panoramic view of the sea and the hills. The unit has hot / cold heat pump heating, enjoys double south / west exposure and is on one level. The Apartment consists of an entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, two double bedrooms, study or third bedroom, two bathrooms, closet, two large livable balconies with a priceless view that surround the Apartment. The property includes a cellar on the floor. The finishes are of excellent quality with olive wood parquet in the living room and in the bedroom, Verona marble entrance, bathroom with Sassuolo tiles, kitchen equipped with dishwasher, oven, refrigerator, 4-burner induction plate with porcelain stoneware floor, bathroom with new bathroom with shower, study with resin floor, double glazed windows, walnut doors, mothproof galvanized wall cabinets, armored door, video intercom, new and certified electrical and water system, electric shutters. The reconstruction of the front panels of all the terraces has been approved.
Cesare Chiari di Casarza, the Ligurian architect who had developed the project for the imperious 18-storey tower in 1966, had been obliged to meet high standards of solidity and proven anti-seismic requirements, given that not even a century had passed since devastating earthquake of 1887, which had razed Oneglia to the ground. The project to build a skyscraper in the historic center was born while Giorgio Verda was mayor in Imperia. These were the years of the construction boom as well as the economy. The building was built to recover, with an example of modernity, the area of the former prisons, an old penitentiary demolished by the bombings of the Second World War.
Families from Imperia and the Dianese Gulf with well-known goldsmiths from Valenza Po, decide to present the plan with the skyscraper: we are in the years in which the tallest modern building is the Pirellone in Milan, just over 100 meters.
The Imperia tower reaches almost 80 meters. In any case, the a priori critique of his architectural language cannot be shared, which is certainly not an example of building without style, but rather a key to understanding what was the way of thinking and building buildings in those years.
A style that, in the case of Imperia, puts aside certain brutalisms linked to the indiscriminate use of exposed concrete, to give space to finishes that were valuable at the time: aluminum windows, mineral coatings, crystal parapets.
The shapes, finishes and materials; all very far from what one would expect from a project today, but then that was the trend and above all the new construction, the skyscraper, represented the symbol of a city that aspired to grow and renew itself.
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