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Ing. Ettore Lambertini.
( Bologna 29th March 1861 ? - Bologna 13th October 1935 )


Notwithstanding the fact that he is quoted as one of the major exponents of  “Stagione del Liberty” the Season of Liberty in Bologna and in Marche region, we have a few and contradictory news about his professional life. There are uncertainties also about his birth date: maybe on the  29th March 1861,  whereas the necrology indicated the previous year. The place where he was born is certain: Bologna. As well as  the fact that he was an engineer, although there is no trace of him in the Board of Engineers in the province of Bologna, because probably he had already retired when that order was established. As an engineer, he worked mainly in Bologna.  He designed some buildings in collaboration with Attilio Muggia and realized the Casa Sanguinetti in via Irnerio.  Ettore Lambertini is to be inserted in the  architectonic trend of Liberty style in the Bologna area, to which he gave his great contribution with different projects realized downtown. Some small villas  in viale XII Giugno and all the villas on the area of the ancient walls are his work.

He is indicated as the author of the project for the Institute of the University of Bologna (1887). He was also a member of the Town hall, as responsible of public works (1911 about), then in  Pesaro where he worked as a designer and urban counsellor for the Municipality. He never moved to Pesaro, but he realized there several public buildings, some of them, like Perticari school and the Institute  “ex Bramante”, are still existing and perfectly kept.

About his working in that town, there are some documents in the municipal archive and in the Oliveriana Library.  Lambertini published a very interesting essay in 1916: Note e proposte per l’ordinamento edilizio di Pesaro, from which we can understand how ample was his mandate as a counsellor for the Administration. Out of sure, there are three proposals that can be attributed to him: the Sea Plant, two designs for the restoration of the “ghetto” and for the Market. We are sure also about his collaboration with Edoardo Collamarini for the conversion of the former church        “ Saint Dominic”. The last document with his signature, found in the  Historical Archive of  Bologna, is a proposal for the huge in progress hotel in via Boldrini, dated 3rd May  1927. He died in Bologna on the 13th October 1935.


Villino Cinato  Bologna

Villino in viale Carducci 7

Casa Alberani  Bologna


Translation by  Irene de Angelis-Curtis