Bruno Morassutti: architettura e costruzione
Bruno Morassutti: architettura e costruzione

16.11.2010 | what’s on
by Università Iuav di Venezia

Università Iuav di Venezia – SBD Archivio Progetti
21.10 > 19.11.2010
Cotonificio Santa Marta – Dorsoduro 2196, Venice
The figure and work of Morassutti over the last few years has acquired a degree of critical acclaim, leaving his mark upon contemporary architectonic culture. The particularitity of his formative years of study, his professional debut, the works realized with Mangiarotti and Favini, his architecture planned and built from the 1960s to the present as well as his approach to planning are the reasons why architects and researchers are interested to know more about him.

With the support of Dipartimento di Progettazione Architettonica del Politecnico di Milano this program on Bruno Morassutti is composed of an travelling exhibition as well as a publication which correlates not only with the study of architectural themes but is also directed at criticism and the planning and construction process itself. The volume  Bruno Morassutti 1920-2008 opere e progetti, published at the end of 2009 through Mondadori Electa, brings together various perspectives and studies, instigated around the ordering of Bruno Morassutti’s archives, the texts and drawings of works by Giulio Barazzetta, Roberto Dulio, Nicola Agazzi, Claudio Camponogara, Elena Demartini, Federico Ferrari, Adriana Filieri, Roberta Martinis, Stefano Poli, Augusto Rossari, Francesco Scullica.

The Archivio Progetti at Università Iuav di Venezia takes part in the DPA initiative, conferring material from the Morassutti collection and collaborates in the venture’s realization, as with Bruno Morassutti’s and the architects Mario Memoli and Gabriella Benevento’s endowments.

The exhibition is in two sections:
The first section is made up of texts, photographs and reproductions of drawings composed in panels, complete with five original framed drawings and eight architectural models. Ten photographs of the works of Bruno Morassutti by Giorgio Casali and of the studio in Via Quadronno by Marco Introini complete the exhibition;

The second section shows a number of sketches and original designs from Bruno Morassutti’s archive, held by Università Iuav, selected in order to demonstrate the architect’s working method.

The Venice exhibition follows on from the first presentation at Politecnico di Milano, Bovisa campus, between the 15th and 30th of April 2010.

In conjuncture with the exhibition, in collaboration with the Scuola di Dottorato Iuav, a conference will be organized which will focus on distinctive aspects of the works of Bruno Morassutti in two parts, an overview from  Roberto Dulio, with participation from Roberta Martinis and Carmen Diez Medina upon his beginnings – journey in America, the Masieri Memorial, collaboration with Carlo Scarpa – a talk by Giulio Barazzetta with Tullia Iori on construction, Enrico Morteo on the modern method used for a project’s scaling, Ali Filippini on industrial and interior design.

16 November 2010
Scuola di Dottorato Iuav
BRUNO MORASSUTTI 1920 – 2008 opere e progetti
Palazzo Badoer, Tafuri Hall
San Polo 2468, Venice
at 2.30 pm

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