The exhibition “Gianni Avon: Architectures in Lignano 1954-1972” will be remain open until 8 September at the Sea Terrace (Terraza a Mare). On September 9 it will be transferred to the civic center Sandro Pertini until the end of the month. The exhibition is organized by the city of Lignano and is curated by Ferruccio Luppi with the study Architects Avon Udine. Gianni Avon, born in Udine in 1922, where he lived and worked until 2006, the year of his death, he studied at the Faculty of Architecture of Venice ( Carlo Scarpa and Bruno Zevi were some of his teachers).
In the eighties and nineties, in collaboration with their children Elena and Giulio and his son Peter Tomat, they continue the activity started in the field of health with the pavilion for the treatment of infectious diseases and the library of the Faculty of Medicine in Udine. The architecture practice are specialized in building restoration such as the Villa Manin in Passariano.
“Gianni Avon: Architectures in Lignano 1954-1972”
28 agosto – 8 settembre 2015
Terrazza a mare
Lungomare Trieste, 5
Lignano Sabbiadoro UD
9-30 settembre 2015
Centro Civico Sandro Pertini
Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD)ingresso libero
The council will dedicate an exhibition to extend the knowledge of his work to non-experts of architectures that mark the history of the city. The exhibition curated by the practice Avon Architects associated with Ferruccio Luppi, offers a selection of works representative as much as possible of the author’s personality and makes it easy to spot the location of the architectures, so that the visitors are encouraged to discover and admire them by their own.
The exhibition “Gianni Avon architectures in Lignano 1954-1972” is made of materials kept in the study of Gianni Avon in Udine. The period images are shot by two masters in italian photography: Italo Zannier, influential photographer and historian of photography and Giorgio Casali (1913-1995), the eye of Gio Ponti in Domus magazine. The Lignano where he worked Gianni Avon is therefore a dream.
And in this dream called Lignano the architect Gianni Avon operated from 1954 to 1972. His accomplishments significantly characterize the image of the tourist town.
News source: Casabella