The 2016 Jury was held in Milan during the Venice Architecture Biennale and consisted of the following architects and architecture journalists and critics:
Cinzia Anguissola d'Altoè was born in Bologna. He graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1985, followed by an immediate debut in the free profession with interior and design restructurings. He has been commissioned to exhibit and set up various museums and foundations both in Italy and abroad (Paris, Chicago, Milan, Teheran)
When she opens her own home, she continues to engage in design research for several foreign publishers, carries out design thematic publications and collaborates for the European part in the drafting of the Encyclopedia of Design for the N.Y MOMA.
He has been doing a decade of teaching activity in the field of design, starting with design of furniture and then passing on to architecture, for the European Institute of Design and for the Higher Institute of Architecture and Design.
Meet the architect Luca Scacchetti in 1990. Between them, a spark will change life to both and bring them to family.
At that date he started his professional collaboration with the Studio of Architecture Luca Scacchetti. Collaboration with her husband becomes increasingly challenging in the years and, in 2000, she continues to be a project leader in the fields of study that carry out project activities in architecture and masterplan. She is assistant to the teaching that her husband is supposed to hold Tongji, the Shanghai architecture faculty.
In 2015, her husband's premature disappearance took her to take over the management of the historic Studio of Architecture Luca Scacchetti renamed her Studio of Architecture Scacchetti Associati. The newborn Studio Associato continues the footsteps of the historian and carries on the mission to keep alive the memory of the professional value of architect Luca Scacchetti.
Francesco Mendini was born in Milan in 1939. He started his career with Nizzoli Associates, working on the Italsider complex (an iron and steel plant) in Taranto: its residential area, offices and recreational facilities. Other architectural complexes in Europe and Africa followed. One of Francesco Mendini’s focal points is industrialization and engineering in construction.
He is a consultant to different building research bureaus and the National Research Council (CNR) in Italy. Within the Atelier he is in charge of architectural projects and exhibitions. During recent years, he guided the development of stores for Swatch and Alessi.
Maurizio Morgantini is an architect and designer with experiences in fashion, photography, painting and music. Since 1980, his interests have been focused on Industrial Design with clients like SIP, RAI, Olivetti, Sony, Credito Italiano, BPM, Cariplo, as well as public universities and institutions. Morgantini has taken on monumental projects such as the reconfiguration of the Great Hall of the State University of Milan, with the first integrated multimedia conferencing system, and the Model of Investment Center for F & F Group Deutsche Bank.
As a tenured Professor of Design and Technology at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1985, Morgantini works to promote international research on development trends that have environmentally conscious qualities. Morgantini also created technological spaces and objects for Siemens, Chubb Group, IBM, Motorola-UIC, Apple, General Electric Plastics. The Chicago Atheneum gave him his first anthological exhibition this year.
He graduated in Architecture from Milan Polytechnic in 1969 and in the same year started work for Nizzoli Associati.From 1971 to 1975 he was editor of Casabella magazine and from 1977 to 1980 editor in chief of Modo design magazine, which he headed until 1983. In 1973, he orchestrated the first critical exhibition of Italian Radical Design on behalf of the IDZ, Internationales Design Zentrum, in Berlin. Between 1975 and 1977, he was coordinating secretary for the Visual-Architecture Arts Section at the Biennale in Venice. He was manager of the “Raccolta del Design” section at the Triennale in Milan between 1979 and 1980, organising various exhibitions in the early eighties.He has designed architectures, layouts, exhibitions, books, scenery, rooms and articles for famous international design companies. He has a longstanding partnership with FontanaArte, in the early eighties, under the artistic direction of Gae Aulenti, with Daniela Puppa he designed the layouts for events starring the company. Since the late eighties he has created numerous successful projects for FontanaArte: the families Velo (1988-89), Flûte (1999) and Drum (2005).As an architect he has planned retail areas and showrooms (including FontanaArte), corporate headquarters (including the new Milan offices of Gianfranco Ferré), plus clinics and research centres.He has taught at the Faculties of Architecture at Pescara University and at the ISIA in Florence. Since 1995 he has coordinated the Department of Architecture at the IED in Milan. In his role as author he has taken part in a large number of exhibitions and held conferences and seminars all over the world.
Founding partner of TWG Consulting - Third Wave Group, operating in the fields of Knowledge Strategy and Enterprise Innovation. TWG is engaged in advanced projects concerning new forms of organization. Paolo teaches "Knowledge Network Complexity: Innovation Performance and Governance" at Politecnico of Turin, and is guest lecturer in several academia worldwide. President of Diotima Society, an international association withs the scope of sharing a systemic vision where Value as Beauty, Harmonic Construction, Openness, Diversity, Trust, and Care, display their central meaning, with economic and cultural agents, to create superior levels of collaboration among enterprises, institutions, communities, and individuals, and unlock the potential of the Knowledge Society. President of PDMA Southern Europe, affiliated to PDMA-Product Development and Management Association, the premier global advocate for product innovation professionals.
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