“The Architects Series – A documentary on: CZA” is the 24th instalment of this event organized by THE PLAN magazine for the Iris Ceramica Group. The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 9, from 6:30 pm (CEST) / 5:30 pm (UK BST) / 12:30 pm (US EDT), and will include the screening of a 30-minute video documentary followed by a lecture, Time and Architecture, or “The Campsite Shower Theory” by Cino Zucchi, chief architect of Cino Zucchi Architetti. Participants will need to register on the Iris Ceramica Group website. The webinar will be streamed live from the Iris Ceramica Group’s flagship store in Milan.
Cino Zucchi Architetti is dedicated to creating new spatial solutions for contemporary living within the delicate setting of the European landscape.
The studio is committed to combining experimentation with the highest level of professionalism in its response to complex projects of any scale, working, when needed, with an established network of consultants specialized in structures, installations, roads, finance, landscaping, graphic design, and lighting.
The studio has designed and built numerous public, residential, and commercial buildings, as well as public spaces. It oversees urban planning projects and the redesign of agricultural, industrial, and historical areas. It has participated in numerous national and international competitions, and is active in the fields of interior and exhibition design.
Its best-known urban projects include the redevelopment of the Abbiategrasso exhibition complex, the redesign of the former Junghans factory in Venice, the design of sector 2b-2c of the former Alfa Romeo-Portello area in Milan, the port of Epano Skala in Mytilene-Lesvos, the redevelopment of the Ewald mine in Herten, the redevelopment of the Keski-Pasila district in Helsinki, and the redesign of the Nuovo Quartiere Cornaredo in Lugano.
Its extensive experience in the field of urban design – from feasibility study development through to implementation – has seen the studio playing an active role in complex recursive processes involving the multiple parties, skills, and professionals typically found nowadays in urban projects.
Close attention to public spaces and landscape are core elements of its design approach and typifies the projects that CZA has completed over the years. Examples include Via Paride in Cerea, Piazza del Gratosoglio in Milan, the San Donà park in Piave, and a pedestrian walkway in Lugano, all of which required sensitivity and careful attention to each project’s unique features.
Along with consolidated experience in the design and construction of residential buildings (examples include the former Junghans factory in Venice, the Portello area of Milan, and the Triloogia Navile in Bologna), CZA has overseen numerous commercial and public building projects, including the former Alfa canteen in Milan, building U15 in Assago, the new Salewa headquarters, concept design for Benetton, the expansion of the Turin Auto Museum, the church of the Resurrection in Sesto S. Giovanni, and the library in S. Donato Milanese.
The studio approaches each new project as a unique challenge that needs to develop its own character through ample discussions with the client and a thorough understanding of the site. This makes it possible for architecture to become the key agent in the metamorphosis of human and natural environments.
To participate in the webinar “The Architects Series – A documentary on: CZA,” register via the following link
The course has been submitted for approval by AIA CES (USA) and RIBA CPD (UK) for continuing education credits, and by CNACPP for accreditation of two CFPs (Italy only).
Thursday, June 9, 2022
6:30 pm (CEST) / 5:30 pm (UK BST) / 12:30 pm (US EDT – Welcome and screening of the documentary “The Architects Series – A documentary on: CZA.”
7:00 p.m. Lecture Time and Architecture, or “The Campsite Shower Theory” presented by Cino Zucchi, chief architect of Cino Zucchi Architetti
Born in Milan in 1955, Zucchi obtained his Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 and a degree in architecture from the Politechnico di Milano in 1979, where he is currently professor and lecturer in Architecture and Urban Design. He was the John T. Dunlop visiting professor in Housing and Urbanization at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2013, and has participated as a lecturer in numerous design and urban theory seminars at Syracuse University in Florence, ETH in Zurich, and Madrid’s Universidad Politécnica. He is regularly invited to lecture and to sit on the juries of architecture and design competitions, both in Italy and abroad. He was jury president of the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2015, and is a member of the ARE_Living housing innovation international research team.
Zucchi’s essays and writings have appeared in Domus, Casabella, Lotus International, Arch+, Intersezioni, Bau, Design Book Review, QA, (which he edited 1989–95), and San Rocco. He has been a member of the Lotus International magazine forum since 1996 and is author of the books L’architettura dei cortili milanesi 1535–1706 (Electa 1989) and Asnago e Vender. Architetture e progetti 1925–1970 (Skira 1999). He edited the book Bau-Kunst-Bau (Clean 1994) and the catalogs Innesti/Grafting (Marsilio 2014) and Sempering. Process and Pattern in Architecture and Design (Silvana 2016). He was involved in the organization and exhibition design of the XV, XVI, XVIII, and XIX Triennale di Milano events, and is a member of the scientific committees of the XXI Triennale 2016, MAXXI in Rome, and Enciclopedia Treccani. His work was exhibited at the 6th, 8th, 12th, 13th, and 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture. His 2012 installation Copycat.