Aldo Rossi Italian Architect, Rationalist Buildings, Milan Design Practice, Projects, Office

Aldo Rossi Architect : Italian Rationalist Architecture

Neo-Rationalism : La Tendenza, Italia – Contemporary Architecture

post updated 20 May 2021 ; 24 Sep 2017

Aldo Rossi – Key Projects

born 1931; died 1997

Italian architect + theoretician

Famous for rationalist buildings influenced by Adolf Loos & Giorgio De Chirico, and for promoting issues re urbanism & memory

Aldo Rossi was born in Milan, Lombardy, Northwest Italy.

Founder of Neo-Rationalist movement : La Tendenza

Perugia buildings designed by architect Aldo Rossi, taken on 25 July 2004:
Perugia buildings designed by architect Aldo Rossi
photo : Dave Morris from Edinburgh, UK, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Key Aldo Rossi Buildings

Aldo Rossi Designs, alphabetical:

Ca’ di Cozzi, Verona, Italy
Date built: –

Gallaratese Quarter II, Milano, Italy
Date built: 1974
Design with Carlo Aymonino

Hotel Il Palazzo, Fukuoka, Japan
Date built: 1987

IBA Housing, Rauchstrasse, Berlin, Germany
Date built: –
IBA Housing Berlin

Mojiko Hotel, Fukuoka, Japan
Date built: 1998
Mojiko Hotel, at Kitakyûsyû Fukuoka Japan, photo taken in 21 November 2008:
Mojiko Hotel, Kitakyûsyû Fukuoka Japan, design by Aldo Rossi architect
photo : Wiiii, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

National Opera House, Genoa, Italy
Date built: –

Quartier Schützenstrasse, Berlin, Germany
Date built: 1994-98

San Cataldo Cemetery, Modena, Italy
Date built: 1971/72 ; unfinished
Via San Cataldo – Modena – MO – 41100
Phone: 059/334103
The San Cataldo Aldo Rossi Metropolitan Cemetery consists of an old part, built by architect Cesare Costa between 1858 and 1876 and a very modern part built by this Italian Rationalist architect.

Architectural Project

Teatro del Mondo – floating stage, Venice Biennale
Date built: 1979

More architecture projects by this Italian Rationalist Architect online soon

Location: Milan, Italy, southern Europe

Neo-Rationalist Architect Practice Information

The architect was the winner of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture 1990 – Pritzker Prize Architects


Graduated Milan Politecnico 1959


The Architecture of the City – L’Architettura della citta
A Scientific Autobiography

Casabella-Continuita magazine editor 1961-64


Milan Politecnico, Italy
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
New York Cooper Union, USA
Instituto Universitario di Architettura Venezio, Italy

Italian Architects

Architects linked to Aldo Rossi
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates

Rationalism is an architectural current which mostly developed from Italy in the 1920s-1930s.

Twentieth-century rationalism derived less from a special, unified theoretical work than from a common belief that the most varied problems posed by the real world could be resolved by reason. In that respect it represented a reaction to historicism and a contrast to Art Nouveau and Expressionism.

Rational Architecture (Italian: Architettura razionale) thrived in Italy from the 1920s to the 1940s. In 1926, a group of young architects – Sebastiano Larco, Guido Frette, Carlo Enrico Rava, Adalberto Libera, Luigi Figini, Gino Pollini, and Giuseppe Terragni founded the Gruppo 7, publishing their manifesto in the magazine Rassegna Italiana. Their declared intent was to strike a middle ground between the classicism of the Novecento Italiano movement and the industrially inspired architecture of Futurism.

Italy Architectural Designs

Italian Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Italian Architecture Designs – chronological list

Contemporary Italian buildings on e-architect – selection below:

New hospital Michele and Pietro Ferrero, Verduno, Cuneo, north west Italy
Architects: Aymeric Zublena of Scau Architecture with Ugo and Paolo Dellapiana of Archicura and Ugo Camerino
Hospital Michele & Pietro Ferrero Verduno building
photo : Barbara Corsico
Hospital Michele & Pietro Ferrero, Verduno

Sant’Antonio Square, Trieste, northeast Italy
Architects: MCA
Musical Santantonio Trieste
rendering : MCA / Incept
Musical Sant’Antonio Trieste, Italy Landscape Design

Italian Architect

Italian Architecture

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