Cino Zucchi was born in Milano in 1955; he graduated at M.I.T. in 1978 and at the Politecnico di Milano in 1979, where he is currently Chair Professor of Architectural and Urban Design. He has taught architecture at many international seminars and has been visiting professor at Syracuse University and at ETH in Zürich. He is the author of the books L'architettura dei cortili milanesi 1535-1706, Asnago e Vender. Architetture e progetti 1925-1970, and is editor of the book Bau-Kunst-Bau. He participated in the organization and exposition design of the XV, XVI, XVIII and XIX Triennale, and his work has been shown at the 6th,8th and 12th Venice Biennale.
Together with CZA, of which he is the principal architect, he designed and realized many industrial, commercial, residential and public buildings, a number of projects for public spaces, master plans and renewals of industrial and historical areas. The urban design of the former Junghans factory site in Venice was awarded a mention in the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2001 and in the Medaglia d’oro all’architettura Italiana 1995-2003 e 2004-2006, the Weinerberger Brick Award 2004 and won the Piranesi Award 2001, the “Comune di Venezia” Architecture Award 2005 and the Ecola Award 2008 for the category “Black Bread Architecture”. Recent works include a large master plan for the Keski Pasila area in Helsinki, residential and office buildings for the former Alfa Romeo-Portello area in Milano, the extension and renovation of the Turin Car Museum, the Salewa Headquarters in Bozen, the Trilogia Navile residential buildings in Bologna, the new Lavazza executive Headquarters in Turin and the development of the Como waterfront. The studio’s projects have been published in books and magazines worldwide.