Serie Italy under Construction.
L’Istituto Italiano di Cultura è lieto di presentare Palimpsests and Interfaces: Architecture by Renato Rizzi and Cino Zucchi, la terza mostra della serie Italy under Construction. Attraverso modelli originali, disegni e fotografie di lavori selezionati dei due architetti, la mostra esplora l’ambizione di disegnare edifici com enarrazioni culturali e agenti nell’interazione tra il privato e le vita collettiva.
Renato Rizzi is an architect based in Venice, Italy. Informed by ancient and contemporary philosophy, literature and the history of religion, Rizzi’s work investigates architecture communicative potential as storyteller, and the complex task of designing monumental buildings in our time. Rizzi’s Gdansk Shakespearean Theatre (2014), translates the complex history of the site into a new civic space and experimental venue for contemporary theatre. Along with the theatre and two proposals for the Italian cities of Ferrara and Parma, Rizzi will present for the first time, his latest design project for a monument on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, now infamously known as the European entry point for immigrants arriving from North Africa.
Cino Zucchi Architects is based in Milan. The office’s work ranges from architecture to urban and landscape design. For this exhibition, Zucchi will present six built projects through the particular focus of their building envelopes. The architect’s attention to the outer layer of a building, positions the interface between private and public space as communicative and permeable; Zucchi’s inhabited screens enrich the experience and language of modern residential and workplace architecture, embracing variation and articulation as contextual responses to contemporary urban conditions.
Palimpsests and Interfaces: Architecture by Renato Rizzi and Cino Zucchi opens on March 29, 2017 at 6.30 pm at the Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto.
The visiting architects will deliver a lecture on their work on March 30, at 6.00 pm at John H. Daniels, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, Room 103.