Il Mostro, Bologna
This is The Monster, as the locals call it friendly, and was originally planned by the Frati Passionisti in 50’s, in order to create a school for juvenile students. The architect involved was the renowned Glauco Ghesleri, and the name of the building was originally settled in “Village of the Children”: 5 floors, 100 meters in length with the aim to deliver a big amount of young priests and monks. In the original idea there was also a hosting house for their families, just besides, when they come to visit. The project started just after the financial support has been given by the local government, in 1964. Soon after the vocational crisis which involved the religious compartment, the project was abandoned at this brutalist appearence.
Ironically, this huge building in reinforced concrete is today a playground area for weekend satanists, writers as well as softair players, which gave to it the nowadays profile, a Monster building towering in front of the local most Sacred Church.
Il Mostro, così come viene chiamato dai compaesani, è stato voluto dall’ordine dei Frati Passionisti che nel 1950 affidarono il progetto al rinomato Ghisleri perché creasse un seminario. Ottenuti i finanziamenti, i lavori si intrapresero nel 1964, per essere subito dopo abbandonati per via della grossa crisi delle vocazioni.
L’enorme edificio in cemento armato , alto 5 piani e lungo 100 metri, svetta oggi sulle colline, con il suo carico di cemento armato ricoperto di scritte, meta di giocatori di softair e satanisti della domenica.