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Mario Tamagno
Italian-Thai architect

Mario Tamagno

Mario Tamagno
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Intro Italian-Thai architect
Is Architect
From Italy
Field Engineering
Gender male
Birth 19 June 1877, Turin
Star sign Gemini
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Mario Tamagno (19 June 1877 – 1941) was an Italian architect who worked mainly in early 20th-century Siam (modern-day Thailand). He was educated at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin, where he became an instructor after graduating in 1895. He travelled to Siam in 1900, where he entered employment with the Siamese government in a twenty-five-year contract. He was among many Westerners, particularly Italians, who were employed as architects and civil engineers during the reign of King Chulalongkorn. He produced many works, and contributed extensively with Annibale Rigotti, most notably on the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. He married his classmate of Accademia Albertina, Marianna Zuccaro, who came to Bangkok in 1901. After the term of his government contract (1900-1925), he was asked by the Siamese government to continue his work for Villa Norasing (today House of Government) during its last phase of construction, in May 1926 he returned to his homeland with a lifetime retirement income from the Government of Siam.

Notable contributions

  • Makkhawan Rangsan Bridge
  • Oriental Hotel
  • The first office of the Siam Commercial Bank
  • Phitsanulok Mansion
  • Bang Khun Phrom Palace (1906)
  • Suan Kularb Residential Hall and Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall in the Dusit Palace
  • Hua Lamphong Railway Station (1907)
  • Neilson Hays Library (1920–22)

Contributions with Annibale Rigotti:

  • Wat Benchamabophit (under Prince Narisara Nuvadtivongs)
  • Nongkhran Samoson Hall in Suan Sunanda Palace (1911)
  • Siam pavilion at the 1911 Turin International world's fair.
  • Santa Cruz Church (1913, reconstruction), not mentioned in Mario Tamagno's records.
  • Thewarat Sapharom Throne Hall in the Phaya Thai Palace (c.1910)

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