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Tuesday 23 April 2024

Guided tour of the Historical Palace of the Apulian Aqueduct - 2024


The guided tour of the Historical Palace of the Apulian Aqueduct is part of Professor Michele Mossa's Environmental Hydraulics course (Bachelor's Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering curriculum - Bari). The palace is the tangible expression of the great project to bring water to Apulia and make productive a land always lacking in water, improving the living conditions of its citizens. The construction works, entrusted to engineer Cesare Brunetti, began in 1927 and were completed in 1932. The building features a Puglian neo-Romanesque style that recalls the local architectural tradition. References to the most famous Apulian architectural monuments are present both in the various decorations and in the materials. The severe appearance of the rusticated facade contrasts with the late Liberty interiors, designed by Duilio Cambellotti: the dominant theme is that of water, proposed in the large frescoes of the Council Chamber, in the floors, in the wood and mother-of-pearl inlays of the over 140 original pieces of furniture.

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Michele Mossa
Professor of Hydraulics at the
Polytechnic University of Bari
Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building Engineering and Chemistry
Via E. Orabona, 4 - 70125 Bari - ITALY


Coastal Engineering Laboratory
Area Universitaria di Valenzano
Strada Provinciale
Valenzano - Casamassima, Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, BARI- ITALY