Aldo Rossi, Italian Architect, Rationalist Buildings, Design, Practice, Projects, Office

Aldo Rossi, architect : Italian Rationalist Architecture

Neo-Rationalism : La Tendenza, Italia – Contemporary Architecture

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Aldo Rossi – Key Projects

born 1931; died 1997

Italian architect + theoretician

Famous for rationalist buildings influenced by Adolf Loos & Giorgio De Chirico, and for promoting issues re urbanism & memory

Aldo Rossi was born in Milan, Lombardy, North West Italy

Founder of Neo-Rationalist movement : La Tendenza

Key Aldo Rossi Buildings

Aldo Rossi Designs, alphabetical:

Ca’ di Cozzi, Verona, Italy
Date built: –

Gallaratese Quarter II, Milano, Italy
Date built: 1974
Design with Carlo Aymonino

Hotel Il Palazzo, Fukuoka, Japan
Date built: 1987

IBA Housing, Rauchstrasse, Berlin, Germany
Date built: –
IBA Housing Berlin

National Opera House, Genoa, Italy
Date built: –

Quartier Schützenstrasse, Berlin, Germany
Date built: 1994-98

San Cataldo Cemetery, Modena, Italy
Date built: 1971/72 ; unfinished
Via San Cataldo – Modena – MO – 41100
Phone: 059/334103
The San Cataldo Aldo Rossi Metropolitan Cemetery consists of an old part, built by architect Cesare Costa between 1858 and 1876 and a very modern part built by this Italian Rationalist architect.

Architectural Project

Teatro del Mondo – floating stage, Venice Biennale
Date built: 1979

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Location:Milan, Italy

Aldo Rossi Architect – Practice Information

The architect was the winner of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture 1990


Graduated Milan Politecnico 1959


The Architecture of the City – L’Architettura della citta
A Scientific Autobiography

Casabella-Continuita magazine editor 1961-64


Milan Politecnico, Italy
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
New York Cooper Union, USA
Instituto Universitario di Architettura Venezio, Italy

Italian Architects

Architects linked to Aldo Rossi
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates

Rationalism is an architectural current which mostly developed from Italy in the 1920s-1930s.

Twentieth-century rationalism derived less from a special, unified theoretical work than from a common belief that the most varied problems posed by the real world could be resolved by reason. In that respect it represented a reaction to historicism and a contrast to Art Nouveau and Expressionism.

Rational Architecture (Italian: Architettura razionale) thrived in Italy from the 1920s to the 1940s. In 1926, a group of young architects – Sebastiano Larco, Guido Frette, Carlo Enrico Rava, Adalberto Libera, Luigi Figini, Gino Pollini, and Giuseppe Terragni founded the Gruppo 7, publishing their manifesto in the magazine Rassegna Italiana. Their declared intent was to strike a middle ground between the classicism of the Novecento Italiano movement and the industrially inspired architecture of Futurism.

Italian Architect
Domus Technica Brescello
photo : Roland Halbe

Italian Buildings
Ara Pacis Museum
photo © Adrian Welch

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