Purple Diary

[September 15 2016]

The abandoned brutalist Casa Del Portuale, a building for “Social Services for Workers in the Port of Naples” by architect Aldo Loris Rossi, Naples

An immersion in the most iconic building from the port of Naples. Casa Del Portuale by Aldo Loris Rossi is an example of architect’s fascination with modernism, futurism and large scale. Built between 1968 and 1980, it served as a social building for harbor’s workers and was inspired by Stalinist architecture. Now, the industrial masterpiece is lost, empty, and left for dead. Offices swept by wind and large bloodstains on the rooftop plunge us into a worrying scenario of mafia movies. Voir Naples et mourir ?

Text and photo Tom de Peyret & Marine Brutti

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