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GROWTH AND VISION

The birth of the “Grand Kursaal” and the Rotunda

In 1911 the City of Merano engaged no less than the Viennese secessionist and architect Friedrich Ohmann to work on the expansion of the Kurhaus. He planned a magnificent building, with work beginning in 1913 on the distinctive Rotunda and the large Kursaal with its wedge-shaped copper roof. This was ceremonially opened on New Year’s Eve 1914 and Ohmann’s plans and drawings are to this day valuable witnesses to the period of growth known as the Wilhelminian era. Merano changed into a Mediterranean-Alpine city with an Art Nouveau style.

This was to have been just the beginning of a huge artistic project. Then came the First World War and the realisation remained for the time being unfinished.
GROWTH AND VISION



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