Mario Botta

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Birthday
1, 1943
Birthplace
Switzerland
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1943 (age 76)
Birthplace
Switzerland

About

Swiss architect whose work included the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Europa-Park Dome, the Cymbalista Synagogue and Jewish Heritage Center, and the Milan bus station, Vimercate.

Before Fame

He designed his first project, a two-family house, at age 16. He would launch an independent practice based in Lugano in 1970.

Trivia

He designed various churches and cathedrals, often noted for using brick.

Family Life

His family was residing in Mendrisio, Switzerland, when he was born. He later married and fathered three children.

Associated With

He was influenced by Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, and Louis Kahn.