Vittorio Meano

Vittorio Meano (1860, Susa, Piedmont – 1904) was an Italian architect born in Susa, Italy, near Turin.


  • Background and early career 1
  • Buenos Aires: work on Teatro Colón and Argentine National Congress 2
  • Montevideo: work on Legislative Palace 3
    • Death 3.1
  • References 4

Background and early career

He studied architecture in Albertina Academy in Turin.

In 1884 he arrived in Argentina to work in the studio of the Italian architect Francesco Tamburini, who at that time was involved in a number of major public works, including the enlargement and renovation of the Casa Rosada.

Buenos Aires: work on Teatro Colón and Argentine National Congress

They worked together on the new building for the Teatro Colón until the death of Tamburini in 1890, after which Meano took charge of the project.

After winning the competition for the design of the Argentine National Congress building in 1895, he became entirely absorbed with these two great public works.

Montevideo: work on Legislative Palace

Meano won the international competition for the design of the Palacio Legislativo building in Montevideo, Uruguay.


Shortly after this achievement, on 1 June 1904 he return to his place and found his wife in bed with an Italian man named Juan Passera, after a couple of minutes a shot gun sounds in the house, Vitorio screamed "They murdered me!". Juan passera was sentenced to 17 years in Prison and His wife was sent to Italy as a punishment.


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