Marco Casagrande

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Birthday
7, 1971
Birthplace
Finland
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1971 (age 48)
Birthplace
Finland

About

Environmental artist known for architectural installations such as Land(e)scape in Finland. He was named the laureate for the European Prize for Architecture in 2013 and was awarded the CICA Award of the International Committee of Architectural Critics for conceptual and artistic architecture.

Before Fame

He studied architecture in Helsinki at the Helsinki University of Technology, graduating in 2001. He wrote a book under a pseudonym compiling his experiences as a volunteer in the Bosnian Civil War, but the actions described in the book aroused suspicion that he was a war criminal. He then contested that the book was actually fictionalized.

Trivia

He mixed environmentalism with urban design and pioneered the theory of the Third Generation City.

Family Life

He was born into an upscale Finnish-Italian Catholic family. He married writer Nikita Wu.

Associated With

He continued the legacy of such architectural pioneers as Le Corbusier.