Gae Aulenti

Gae Aulenti

Graduated in 1953 at the Milan Polytechnic Faculty of Architecture, from 1955
to 1965 she was in the editorial staff of Casabella-Continuit, architectural
review directed by Ernesto Nathan Rogers. With her own practice in Milan since
1956 she has been working on architecture, interior design, industrial design
and theatre stage design .

After the Muse d'Orsay (1980-86) and the new installation of Muse
National d'Art Moderne at Centre Pompidou (1982-85) both in Paris, she designed
the renovation of Palazzo Grassi in Venice (1985-86), where many temporary exhibitions
were later installed upon her design

Her major recent works are including the new Gallery for Temporary Exhibitions
at the Triennale in Milan (1994); Spazio Oberdan in Milan, new
headquarter of Fondazione Cineteca Italiana with exhibition space
and offices (1999); the renovation of the former Scuderie Papali
at Quirinale in Rome as temporary exhibitions gallery, open in 1999 with the
exhibition dedicated to Impressionist masterpieces from the Ermitage Museum;
the redevelopment of Piazzale Cadorna in Milan (2000).

The new Asian Art Museum of San Francisco at the former Main Library was open
to the public on March 20, 2003.

Her major recent works are including the National Museum of Catalan Art in Barcelona
(1985-2004); the redevelopment of Piazzale Cadorna in Milan (2000); the redevelopment
of the Italian Cultural Institute and Chancery of the Italian Embassy in Tokyo
(1998-2005); the redevelopment of Palavela in Turin at the 2006
Olympic Winter Games.

The following projects are currently in progress: Citt degli
Studi in Biella with a new separate Faculty of Turin Polytechnic; the
architectural design for the new lakeside in Meina (Novara) with an hotel and
sport facilities; the extension of an urban solid waste burning plant near Rimini;
a new winery within the property Tenuta Campo di Sasso in Bibbona-Livorno
(Italy); the extension of Perugias airport.

Awards and Titles: Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (Paris, 1987);
Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects - Hon. FAIA (1990);
Praemium Imperiale for Architecture (Tokyo, 1991); Knight of the Grand Cross
of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Rome, 1995); Honorary Doctor
of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, USA 2001).