On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the death of Aldo Rossi, the Politecnico di Milano organizes an exhibition with the will to remember this fundamental figure of Italian and international architectural culture who studied and taught at the Architecture School of the Milanese University.
The exhibition’s programme also includes a conference to be held during it’s inauguration session on 19 October 2017 at 18.00, to be delivered by prof. Kurt W. Forster, emeritus professor at Yale University. This lecture on Aldo Rossi’s figure and the legacy of his teaching will be held in Rogers Conference Hall (via Ampère 2).
On the same occasion, the School of Architecture of Urban Planning and Construction Design (AUIC) will launch the opening of the ‘Aldo Rossi. Perspectives from the world’, focused on the contribution of the Milanese master to the international architectural culture of the late Twentieth Century, as well as on the role played by his work and teaching.
Aldo Rossi. Il gran teatro dell’Architettura
19 October – 17 November, 2017
Galleria del Progetto, Politecnico di Milano
Via Ampère 2, Milano
The exhibition, coordinated with other initiatives that will take place at the IUAV University in Venice and at the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna, is divided into three sections. The first section, dedicated to Aldo Rossi’s work at the Politecnico di MIlano, presents unpublished materials and projects, educational writing and notes for lessons.
The second section, dedicated to a selection of projects related to Italian works and works carried out abroad, exhibits original designs, sketches, patterns, photographs and reproductions of architectural boards with the explicit intention of illustrating some of the main works by Rossi.
Section III is composed of an illustrated record of Aldo Rossi’s works – with particular attention to those in countries other than Italy – made up of a sort of map of the world that shows the various projects and buildings’ position on the globe along with an image.
The selected projects (Housing unit at “Monte Amiata”, Quartiere Gallaratese in Milan, Elementary school “Fagnano Olona” in Varese, the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, the Hotel complex and restaurant “Il Palazzo” in Fukuoka, the Center for International Art and Paysage de l’île de Vassivière; and the Residential Complex on the Schützenstrasse, Berlin) have been documented thanks to the collaboration of the Fondazione Aldo Rossi, the MAXXI Foundation of Rome, the Ghirri Foundation of the Panizzi Library in Reggio Emilia and the Historical Archives of the Politecnico di Milano.