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Alessandro Zoppini and Viviana Muscettola in conversation



Alessandro Zoppini and Viviana Muscettola in conversation

On the occasion of the Italian Design Day, the Italian Cultural Institute hosts a talk with Alessandro Zoppini and Viviana Muscettola, chaired by Fabrizio Ballabio.

Based in Gensler's London office, Alessandro Zoppini leads the firm’s Sports practice for the EMEA Region. For nearly a quarter century, Alessandro has developed an impressive portfolio of large, complex venues. He focuses on high-profile sporting-event facilities, and he is one of few architects to design venues for three different Olympic Games. As an educator and expert, he has taught and lectured at multiple distinguished universities, and he’s been awarded several architectural prizes including the IOC Gold Medal Award. He holds a Graduate of Architecture degree from Politecnico Di Milano.

Viviana Muscettola joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 2004, having worked for a number of different practices in China, the Netherlands, and Italy. As an associate since 2009, senior associate in 2014 and now associate director in 2016, Viviana has worked on a wide range of projects and competitions in Malaysia, China, Egypt, Singapore, France, and the UK. Currently, Viviana is the project director for a 780-key hotel and casino project in Macau and a 400,000m2 mixed-use tower incorporating a museum and concert hall in Kuala Lumpur. She leading a number of projects across East Asia and Oceania, including 600 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia.

Fabrizio Ballabio is an architect and writer based in London. He graduated in Switzerland at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio (AAM) and received his Masters with Distinctions at the Architectural Association in London (AA) where he currently teaches in the History and Theories Studies. In practice, Ballabio has collaborated with multiple European offices amongst which Valerio Olgiati (Flims), Pascal Flammer (Zurich) and more recently 6a architects (London). As scholar, Ballabio conducts research in architectural history, particularly focusing on late baroque Southern Italian architecture. Ballabio is the co-founder of åyr, a London based art collective exploring the complex evolution of domesticity in the post-internet city, and part of the online research platform on industrial architecture, Factory Futures.



Date: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Time: At 7:00 pm

Organized by : ICI London

Entry : Free


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