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Julio Dormal

Julio Dormal (1846-1924) was a Belgian architect. After studying in Paris, he arrived in Argentina in 1868 where he became one of first exponents of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture.

He built the Palermo Race Course and designed the layout of Parque Tres de febrero, a park in the neighbourhood of Palermo in Buenos Aires, completed in 1876.

Construction of the Congress building, designed by the Italian architect Vittorio Meano, began in 1898. After Meanos murder in 1904, Dormal took the project through to its completion in 1906, respecting Meanos original designs.

In the city of La Plata, Dormal was ...

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