The installation/exhibition designed by CZA-Cino Zucchi Architects for Freespace - the title of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - the Biennale di Venezia - becomes the occasion for a series of thematic readings on the works of the Milanese architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni (1913-2016), gathered in the volume which is edited by Cino Zucchi and Orsina Simona Pierini.
His multifunctional building complex in Corso Italia (1957 - 64), built in an area heavily hit by bombing during the second world war, unfurls a complex spatial narration from the scale of the city to that of the material and the detail. The book examines this multifaceted reality through original documents from the LCD Archive, a new photography service from Cino Zucchi, specially made three-dimensional reconstructions.
Cino Zucchi and Orsina Simona Pierini’s essays interpret this “silent masterpiece" in the background of the relationship between Caccia Dominioni and his city and that of his peculiar design approach, showing his significance on contemporary architectural thinking.
Cino Zucchi was born in Milan in 1955, he graduated from M.I.T and the Politecnico di Milano, where he currently teaches. The author of numerous articles and books on the theory and history of architecture, in 2014, he was the curator of the Italian Pavilion for the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale. Together with his studio CZA, he has designed and built many buildings, public spaces and master plans that have earned awards and mentions.