Aldo Rossi

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Birthday
3, 1931
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Sep 4, 1997 (66)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
3, 1931
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Sep 4, 1997 (66)

About

Remembered for designing the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Italy, the Quartier Sch├╝tzenstrasse in Berlin, Germany, and the Scholastic Building in New York City, this 20th-century architect was the 1990 recipient of the Pritzker Prize.

Before Fame

After graduating from the Polytechnic University of Milan, he became the editor of an architectural journal called Casabella.

Trivia

For the 1979 Venice Biennale, he created a 250-seat, floating architectural piece known as the Teatro del Mondo. Also a designer and writer, he created a piece called Il Conico (a kettle made of stainless steel) and published an influential 1966 work titled The Architecture of the City.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Milan, Italy. Sadly, he died in an automobile accident in his mid-sixties.

Associated With

Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable lauded Rossi's work and described him as an architectural "poet."