"Perhaps it is snobbery but the more I see the world, the more I feel being a citizen of it and the more I want to go back to the old way of things"
Aldo Rossi (Milan, May 3, 1931 - Milan, September 4, 1997) was one of the greatest Italian architects of the 1980’s. His Molteni Group collaboration marked his passage from masterful architect to an industrial designer. He created models and furnishings for the Museum of Maastricht, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and the reconstruction of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Aldo Rossi designed items that were destined to become icons of the 20th century.
After graduating in architecture from the Polytechnic in Milano, Aldo Rossi collaborated with Ignazio Gardella and Marco Zanuso. In 1969 he designed the Gallaratese district in Milan. He carried out large-scale projects, and won many competitions and awards. In 1990 he received the Pritzker Prize. He taught in Italy, Switzerland, USA and held prestigious positions, such as the Director of the architecture section of the Venice Biennale in 1983.