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Attilio Stocchi
Born in Venice in 1965, Attilio Stocchi lives and works in Milan. His design career –
ranging from open spaces to monument metamorphoses, art spaces to environmental
systems and layouts to installations – maps out a journey of experimental research in
which word and shadow are fragments in the process of building architecture. His many
open spaces include Aurea (2001), Piazza Mario Codussi in Lenna, (BG); Palinsesto
(2002), Piazza Angelo Maj in Schilpario (BG); Polla (2005), Piazza Libertà in Spirano
(BG); Galaverna (2005), Piazza Castello in Castel Rozzone (BG); Viridis (2006), Piazza
San Fermo in Almè (BG), gained an Honourable Mention – Public Spaces and
Infrastructures in 2009 – Gold Medal for Italian Architecture. He has conceived and
curated monument metamorphosis projects, including Lucegugliavoce (2007), a show in
which the statues on the spires of Milan Cathedral dialogue with each other, transforming
the building into an open-air theatre; skybook (2012), a multimedia event animated by
the “voices” of the books conserved in the Biblioteca-Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. His interiors
include Trafitta (2002), Loft in Ciserano (BG) and Iride in Milan. His parks include
ParcoLumen (2011), in Lumezzane (BS), for which he won an Honourable Mention –
Parks and Gardens 2012 – Gold Medal for Italian Architecture. He has built numerous art
venues and environmental systems, including Vortice (2013), a new and scenic
belvedere on the banks of the River Adda, Vaprio d’Adda (MI); PadiglioneLumen (2011),
an edifice in Lumezzane (BS); the Bulbo art gallery (2008), a “hypogeometric”
polyhedron in the historic centre of Milan, which won the Premio Vergilius d’Oro, Electa,
award in 2008 and an Honorourable Mention – Culture/Free Time 2009 – Gold Medal
for Italian Architecture; The Arbour (2011), an installation ‘creating’ a forest of lights,
sounds and misty trees in San Fedele, Milan and Interiora (2014), a sound sculpture at
Rocca d’Olgisio (PC). His layouts and installations include the design and realisation of
7011, Gio Ponti, la Torre del Parco e altri esagoni pontiani. La metamorfosi di un
cristallo’ (1997), in the Salone delle Cerimonie at the Palazzo dell’Arte; Allestimenti
museali, Federico Motta, Editore (2003); Fluxum (2004), at the Palazzo Reale in Milan,
Attesa (2010), for the Italian Pavilion at the XXII Venice Architecture Biennale; Seme
(2013), a sculpture marking the opening of the new Foscarini flagship store in Milan and
Stadia (2015) for the exhibition “EX_PO. Milano e la sua distanza” at the Triennale di
Milano. Some of these achievements feature in a monograph contained in the first edition
of Inventario (2010) directed by Beppe Finessi. During his experimental career, Attilio
Stocchi has worked with various artists, including musicians (Luciano Berio), painters
(Mimmo Paladino), sculptors (Iginio Balderi) and screenwriters (Tonino Guerra).
Many of his works have been featured in Abitare and Domus.
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