Cino Zucchi is one of Europe's most admired and innovative architects, an urban visionary whose designs have transformed and enhanced cities throughout his native Italy and beyond.
Born in Milan in 1955, he gained a BSc in Art and Design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by a Laurea in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano.
Since graduating in 1979 he has worked on a succession of ambitious, eye-catching projects, founding Cino Zucchi Architetti in 1994.
Offering "spatial solutions for contemporary life in the rapidly changing context of a European landscape" the studio fast gained a reputation for innovative, exciting design, working with everything from derelict industrial sites to major public buildings, office blocks to urban residential developments.
Although most of his work has been in Italy - most notably the widely acclaimed redevelopment of the former Junghans factory site in Venice - he has realized buildings around the globe, including an office and factory complex in Montevideo, Uruguay, and the much-lauded proposal for the transformation of an abandoned coal-mine into a business and industrial park in Herten, Germany.
Current projects include the regeneration of the former Alfa-Romeo Portello factory site in Milan into a large, mixed-use housing and office complex, and the planning of a large business and housing district in Helsinki, Finland.
His studio has been nominated for numerous prizes, including the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, and the Italian Architecture Gold Medal. He received the Piranesi Award for Architecture in 2001.
In addition to his work with Cino Zucchi Architetti he is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the Politecnico di Milano, and has spoken at architecture seminars across Europe. He has published numerous articles and essays, and is the author of two books: The Architecture of Milanese Courtyards 1035-1706, and Daily Abstraction: the Architecture of Asnago and Vender 1925-1970.
He is married with four children.