Cino Zucchi, Designer/Architect
Cino Zucchi was born in Milano in 1955.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design with honours at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.) in 1978 and a Laurea in Architettura at the Politecnico di Milano in 1979, where he has been involved in teaching and research since 1980.
He is currently Senior Professor of Architectural and Urban Design and member of the teaching board of the Ph.D. at the Faculty of Architecture and Society of the Politecnico di Milano, as well as a member of several boards and committees in the fields of architecture and urban design.
He has participated on numerous juries for architectural competitions and regularly teaches architecture at international seminars as a guest professor.
He is the author of the books L’architettura dei cortili milanesi 1535- 1706 (Electa), Asnago e Vender. Architetture e progetti 1925-1970 (Skira), and is editor of the book Bau-Kunst-Bau (Clean edizioni).
His essays and writings have been published widely both in Italy and abroad as have the projects of the studio.
He participated in the organization and exhibition design of the XV, XVI, XVIII and XIX Triennale, and his work has been shown at the 6th and 8th Venice Biennale.
Together with CZA-Cino Zucchi Architetti, of which he is principal, he has designed and realized many commercial, industrial, residential and public buildings, public spaces, renewal plans and master plans for agricultural, industrial and historical areas.
The works of the studio have been the subject of numerous exhibitions and have been widely published both in Italy and abroad. Among the better-known urban design projects are the renovation of the former Junghans area in Venice, the housing and office complex in the former Alfa Romeo-Nuovo Portello redevelopment in Milano, the Ewald coal mine area in Herten, the Keski Pasila area in Helsinki and the North Lugano area in Switzerland.
Major architectural projects include The Car Museum in Turin, a church in Sesto S. Giovanni, the Abbiategrasso Fair complex, houses and office buildings in Milano, Parma, Ravenna, Bologna, Enschede (Holland), open spaces in Milano, Cerea, San Donà. Several projects were awarded prizes such as the Piranesi Award 2001, the Brick Award 2004, the Premio di Architettura “Comune di Venezia” 2005, the ECOLA Award 2008, the International Award Architecture in Stone 2009 and mentions such as the Premio nazionale di architettura “Luigi Cosenza” 1992 and 1994, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture 2001 and the Medaglia d’oro all’architettura italiana 1995-2003, 2004-2006 and 2009.