Franco Purini

Franco Purini is one of the main representatives of the Italian neo rationalism and designed architecture. His essays and graphic reflections are milestones that influenced architecture academic poles across Europe. He was Maurizio Sacripanti’s student, Ludovico Quaroni’s classmate and Vittorio Gregotti’s collaborator. He has always combined his intense project activity with an ongoing research on architectonic issues emphasized by relations/dualisms between project and representation, city and architecture, architecture and landscape. In parallel with his intense teaching activity, in 1966, in collaboration with L. Thermes, he opened his professional studio in Rome. This allowed him to obtain numerous awards. Among them stand out the stone Lion of the Venice Biennale for the project of the bridge of the Academy (1985) and the national award IN/Arch, National Institution of architecture (1991-92) for the intervention of economic residential construction in Piscinola-Marianella, Naples (1988). Since 1989, he has been member of the National San Luca Academy. In 2006, he was the curator of the new Italian pavilion at the 10th international architecture exhibition of the Venice Biennale.