Francesco Tamburini

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Francesco Tamburini (1846-1891)

Francesco Tamburini (Ascoli Piceno,[1] Italy, 1846 – Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1891) was an Italian-born architect who designed many important architectural landmarks in Argentina.


He studied architecture in Italy and arrived in Argentina in 1881 where he was employed as Inspector General of National Architecture from 1883 until his death in 1891.

His works included the Headquarters of the Provincial Bank of Córdoba, the enlargement of the Casa Rosada, the Central Military Hospital and the initial designs for the Teatro Colón, a project that was completed by Vittorio Meano and Julio Dormal in 1908.

He worked on designs for the Palace of Justice, the Federal Police Headquarters, the Palace of Congress, among other government offices. He also designed some private houses for Zorilla, Tricogen, Besail, Blauco, Gentili, and for himself.[2]


  1. ^ Biography
  2. ^ Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti., by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 506.