Cino Zucchi

Architect; Urban Designer; Landscape Designer / Italy / CZA — Cino Zucchi Architetti

Born in Milan in 1955, Cino Zucchi earned a BSAD degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 and a Laurea in Architettura at the Politecnico di Milano in 1979, where he is Chair Professor of Architectural and Urban Design and a member of the Ph.D. program. He served as John T. Dunlop Visiting Professor in Housing and Urbanization at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for the spring 2013 semester and has been visiting professor for various universities in the past, including Syracuse University in Florence, the ETH in Zurich, and the Universidad Politécnica in Madrid. He is regularly invited to give lectures and to sit on architectural and design juries both in Italy and internationally.

Zucchi’s essays and writings on architecture, urban design, and theory have been published in Domus, Lotus international, Casabella, Design Book Review, Arch+, Intersezioni, Bau, and in Qa (of which he was editor from 1989 to 1995) and San Rocco. He has been on the board of the architectural magazine Lotus International since 1996 and is the author of the books L’architettura dei cortili milanesi 1535–1706 published by Electa in 1989; and Asnago e Vender: Architetture e progetti 1925–1970 (with Francesca Cadeo and Monica Lattuada), published by Skira in 1999; and the editor of the book Bau Kunst Bau published by Clean in 1994. He participated in the organization and exhibition design of the Milan Triennale, editions XV, XVI, XVIII and XIX. His work has been shown at the 6th, 8th, 12th, and 13th editions of the Venice Biennale where the installation Copycat: Empathy and Envy as Form-makers was awarded a special mention by the jury (2012).

Together with his studio, CZA, Zucchi has designed and realized many industrial, commercial, residential, and public buildings, public spaces, master plans, and renewals of industrial, agricultural, and historical areas and has participated in numerous architectural and urban design competitions nationally and internationally. Recent works include the Keski Pasila master plan in Helsinki; residential and office buildings in the former Alfa Romeo area in Milan; the Group M office building in Assago (Milan), the Salewa Headquarters in Bozen; residential complexes in Milan, Parma, Ravenna and Bologna; and the new Lavazza headquarters and the restoration and extension of the National Automobile Museum in Turin, which won the Inarch/Ance 2011 award for architecture.

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