Remembered for designing the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Italy, the Quartier Schützenstrasse in Berlin, Germany, and the Scholastic Building in New York City, this 20th-century architect was the 1990 recipient of the Pritzker Prize.
After graduating from the Polytechnic University of Milan, he became the editor of an architectural journal called Casabella.
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.
He was born and raised in Milan, Italy. Sadly, he died in an automobile accident in his mid-sixties.
Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable lauded Rossi's work and described him as an architectural "poet."