Aldo Rossi

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Date of Birth May 3, 1931
Place of Birth Italy
Date of Death Sep 4, 1997 (66)
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Aldo Rossi

Aldo Rossi was an Italian architect and designer who achieved international recognition in four distinct areas: architectural theory, drawing and design and also product design. He was one of the leading exponents of the postmodern movement. He was the first Italian to receive the Pritzker Prize for architecture.

Born: May 3, 1931, Milan, Italy
Died: September 4, 1997, Milan, Italy
Nationality: Italian
Alma mater: Polytechnic University of Milan
Occupation: Architect
Awards: Pritzker Prize (1990)

About Aldo Rossi

Remembered for designing the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Italy, the Quartier Schützenstrasse in Berlin, Germany, and the Scholastic Building in New York City, this 20th-century architect was the 1990 recipient of the Pritzker Prize.

Before Fame

After graduating from the Polytechnic University of Milan, he became the editor of an architectural journal called Casabella.


For the 1979 Venice Biennale, he created a 250-seat, floating architectural piece known as the Teatro del Mondo. Also a designer and writer, he created a piece called Il Conico (a kettle made of stainless steel) and published an influential 1966 work titled The Architecture of the City.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Milan, Italy. Sadly, he died in an automobile accident in his mid-sixties.


Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable lauded Rossi's work and described him as an architectural "poet."

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  • Polytechnic University of Milan alumni
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  • 20th-century Italian architects
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