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San Giuliano, Rimini, Italy

by Stefano Sesta, a view of the abandoned Hotel delle Nazioni in San Giuliano (RN), Italy

update There is a new project for this place and it seems quite futuristic: a 15mln € investment for a complete new hotel (have a look) in two years!! We’ll track the new project and tell you more in the future!!

This hotel is one of the several buildings representing the tourism explosion in Rimini starting from the ’60s. Over the years Rimini became one of the most famous seaside resorts in Europe (sometimes called “Miami of Europe”), thanks to its 15 km-long sandy beach, over 1.000 hotels and thousands of bar, restaurants and discos. Unfortunately this sudden success, and not much foresight from the local administrations, brought to the city several enormous and horrible buildings, most of which are still in use today.
Hotel delle Nazioni instead is abandoned, even though it seems that you can still book a room, but I definitely would not recommend it to our readers!! :-)

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Monte Baldo, Verona, Italy

by Stefano Sesta, a view of an abandoned refuge in Monte Baldo (VE), Italy

This abandoned refuge sits on the top of the Monte Baldo, at about 2000 meters above the sea level: on the west side you can get an amazing view of the Lago di Garda, around you only the sky and silence! I guess a lot of people would be really happy to move here, leave the city, with its stress, cars, noise, pollution … well guys, if you were looking for a place, now you found it!!

by Stefano Sesta, a view of an abandoned refuge in Monte Baldo (VE), Italy


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Savio, Ravenna, Italy

by Daniela Galvani, a view of abandoned house in Savio (RA), Italy

A beautiful ’60s house abandoned on the Romea street in Savio: a few minutes from the Adriatic sea, less than 30 minutes from Ravenna, how can this place be abandoned? The house market is so strange: so many people looking for an house and so many houses looking for new inhabitants!! We need to invert this trend … want to help?

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Palazzo dell’Arredamento, Desio, Brianza, Italy

by Borlup, a view of the “Palazzo dell’Arredamento” in Desio

This building used to be a quite big furniture mall and it has been constructed in Desio during the ’60s. Desio sits in the Brianza area, which is well known for its furniture industry and it’s a very productive territory, one of the richest part of Italy.
Unfortunately this building didn’t meet this success, its business gradually reduced over the years and eventually ended, leaving the “Palazzo dell’Arrendamento” (in italian means “furniture building”) abandoned to his destiny. Based on this article (in italian), the building has been used as a landfill at least from 2004, further worsening the possibility for a renovation: it has been object of many reports and complaints, but nothing seems to happen, at least since today!

The building it’s really devastated and it seems for me quite impossible to let it became something “nice”, even with a big investment!! May be it should be preserved for its ugliness, which sometimes (and this is the case!) it’s so strong and deep to eventually become beauty!
And you? What would you do in this place?


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downtown Milan, Italy

by Andrea Sesta, an abandoned parking downtown Milan, a few blocks from Duomo

This place is incredible: we’re in via Rovello right next to via Dante, in the very center of Milan. The parking is right in front of the Algerian Consulate, but seems abandoned by many years.

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San Giuliano Milanese, Milan, Italy

 

by Marco Pieri, a hotel built in 1975 for Italy ’90, never finished and destroyed in 2008

This building should have been a hosting structure for Italy ’90 world championship. It was built in 1975, but has never been finished and was destroyed the 06th of April 2008 at 10:30.

This photograph is part of the project “MenAtWindows” by Marco Pieri. We talked about this project in our previous post. What do you think about it? Write your opinions in the post’s comments.
MenAtWindows revives and dwells in a forgotten, lifeless urban space, through a collective performance that turns not only into a photographic-click, but in a truly lived artistic experience. The abandoned buildings are temporally filled up with significance, by means of addition and subtraction.
It is an instant work of art: the protagonists of the performance are the men in red; they repopulate the building for a moment, occupying empty and colourless spaces, like a vital lymph that restarts to circulate inside the building. The purpose of the artist is to take possession once again of deserted places, metropolitan realities left without purpose, where art’s goal is to fill and revitalize the emptiness.

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Segrate, Milan, Italy

 

by Marco Pieri, an abandoned customs office in Segrate (Milan)

This building is an abandoned customs began during 60′s and finished 25 years later: by that time the building was useless because of the trade barriers fall, within the european project. The building is still abandoned.

This picture is part of the project “MenAtWindows” by Marco Pieri. MenAtWindows revives and dwells in a forgotten, lifeless urban space, through a collective performance that turns not only into a photographic-click, but in a truly lived artistic experience. The abandoned buildings are temporally filled up with significance, by means of addition and subtraction.
It is an instant work of art: the protagonists of the performance are the men in red; they repopulate the building for a moment, occupying empty and colourless spaces, like a vital lymph that restarts to circulate inside the building. The purpose of the artist is to take possession once again of deserted places, metropolitan realities left without purpose, where art’s goal is to fill and revitalize the emptiness.

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Colonia Novarese, Rimini, Italy

photo by Dan Dubowitz, a view of Colonia Novarese,an abandoned colonia in Rimini

Colonie are the modernist camps built by the Fascists in Italy in the 1920s and 30s to coltivate discipline and loyalty among the children of the urban poor. Many of these colonie, some of Europe’s best modernist buildings, have been abandoned since the 1940s and are now wasteland.

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Scorrano, Lecce, Italy

by Paolo Margari, an abandoned house in Scorrano (Lecce, Italy)

Abandoned building surrounded by a beautiful sunrise in Scorrano, a small village in Puglia, Italy. It seems like a small tower, may be for defense or for religious purpose: does anybody know anything about it?

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Falconara, Sicily, Italy

by Robyn Hooz, an abandoned house in Falconara (Caltanissetta, Italy)

Ruins of an old, abandoned house in the far south of Italy, Sicily. Standing in golden fields of corn, in front of an immense sea, a lonely witness of this land full of contrasts and contradictions. But absolutely beautiful.
Nobody wants to live here?

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