The death toll of the coronavirus outbreak is already over 5000 across the globe. Out of which around 1441 deaths and over 21000 cases are from European countries. 

Italian architect, Vittorio Gregotti, lost his life due to coronavirus outbreak. He was 92 years old and was in Milan’s hospital because of pneumonia. 

Who Was Vittorio Gregotti?

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Vittorio Gregotti in 1975(Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia)

Vittorio Gregotti was an Italian architect born on 10 August 1927 in Novara. He was the founder of Gregotti Associati Studio, 1974. 

Apart from being an architect, he was also a theorist and professor at the Politecnico di Milano

Also, He won a gold medal for his contribution to the Italian Architecture in 2012 at the Triennale di Milano. 

He and his studio designed some significant and historical university campuses, cultural buildings and sports venues including – 

  1. The Arcimboldi Opera Theater, Milan,
  2. Barcelona Olympic Stadium, 
  3. Pujiang New town, Shanghai,
  4. Belém cultural centre, Portugal,
  5. The Grand Théâtre de Provence, France,
  6. Marassi Stadium, Genoa, 
  7. The University of Calabria, and
  8. The Belém Cultural Center, Lisbon. 

Greogotti wrote a book in 1991 named Dentro l’architettura that was later translated to English in 1996 with name, “Inside Architecture”. 

According to the famous historian Kenneth Framptom, Greogotti’s book is one of the most significant books in history. 

Also, he considers Greogotti one of the most important critics and architects. Mariana Mazza, Greogotti’s wife was also hospitalized in the same hospital located in Milan. 

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