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Hotel du Lac
Location
Tunis
Country
Tunisia

Architect/Engineer/Team
Raffaele Contigiani

Construction
1970/1974

Address
Avenue Mohamed-V

Project Status
Built
Building Type
Hotel

Notes
For this Modernist building, the architect was inspired by a theme used in one of his Italian pavilions at a 1954 Zagreb exhibition: that of an inverted pyramid. The lateral facades, much smaller than the principal ones, take on the complex shape of the staircases. The Hotel du Lac was one of the first big hotels built after Tunisia's independence. It is now under the threat of demolition. 
Sources

Ammar, Leila, and Christophe Giudice. "Hotel du Lac." Tunis, Architectures 1860-1960: Honore Clair and Elyzad, 2011. p193.

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Hotel du Lac in the background
Source: Zoubeir Mouhli
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