Regionalist architecture (1920-40)

Vigo: Regionalist architecture (1920-40)

The regional architecture comes at a time (1920-1940) in reaffirming the Galician feel. This architecture proposes a search for identity by a return to tradition in times where modern movements make their entry through rationalist architecture.

The regional architecture is felt, especially in residential housing. It tries to recover the architecture with own address as opposed to new flows coming from abroad.

The movement of regionalism occurs throughout Spain recovering platerescos and Romanesque styles, and in each region its own. In Galicia recover transitional Romanesque styles, Baroque plate Compostela and Galician country house architecture.

The granite and woodworking are two key elements in the definition of architecture with Galician roots. Wall also appears Cachote and revocaduras blank.

Regionalism occur a time when the Galician culture develops in all artistic fields. Art exhibitions are Galician, published books, magazines, and form associations of artists and intellectuals in defense of Galician identity.

Antonio Palacios was one of the first architects who worked with regionalism. Proof of this is the town hall of the temple Porrino and Panxón.

Manuel Gómez Román is the representative of the regional architecture in Vigo.Granite used opting for a neo-baroque style inspiration Compostela and stately architecture. Opting for regional compostelano style in private summer homes and Baroque buildings in city housing.

Architects representative

- Manuel Gómez Román

- Genaro Alvarez de la Fuente

- Antonio Tapias Cominges

Representative buildings

- College of St. Joseph of Cluny - Antonio Cominges (1929)

- Monastery of the Salesians - Antonio Palacios (1942)