We are saddened to hear of the passing of Italian-born architect Enrico Taglietti who set up practice in Canberra, bringing a European sensibility to the design of buildings in Australia. We are grateful for his assistance with our update to the conservation management plan for one of his striking projects — St Kilda Public Library (1970-73).
[ photo : Lovell Chen ]
Taglietti visited the Library on 8 January this year, accompanied by Tanya Taglietti. The photo shows him meeting the librarians.
Taglietti was born and trained in Milan, where his teachers included Gio Ponti and Pier Luigi Nervi. He came to Sydney in 1955 with an exhibition of Italian design and while here was commissioned to find a site in Canberra for the Italian Embassy. He saw great potential in the city and decided to set up practice. Other notable projects include the Embassy (1967-74), Dickson Library (1962), Giralong Primary School (1975) and the Saudi Ambassador’s Residence (1996).
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