Stefano Boeri is one of the few practices of international renown that has managed to overcome the difficulties intrinsic to the situation Italy presents for architecture studios and to make of these a virtue. His career as an architect has gone hand in hand with a commitment to teaching, criticism, publishing, politics and cultural agitation, and the projects he has tackled in these fields are numerous. To this we might add an abundant oeuvre—unusually productive in terms of Italian parameters—including public and private buildings, extending from apartment blocks and offices, a shopping mall and a small art centre in Milan, to more paradigmatic works like La Maddalena Arsenal (Sardinia), the apartment towers of the Vertical Forest in Milan and the Centre Régional de la Méditerranée in Marseille.
Two introductions, by critics Alexei Muratov and Bart Lootsma, provide a framework for Stefano Boeri’s personal trajectory in the Italian and international context, while the “nexus” section presents a text by the architect himself and a set of graphic materials that, akin to a professional biographical album, sum up the complementary activities that have shaped the career of the Milanese architect.
004 Stefano Boeri’s Dual World / Alexei Muratov 018 From Above, The Tumult-Under The Paving Stones, The Beach / Bart Lootsma 026 Geothermal Power Station, Bagnore 032 Rizzoli Corriere della Sera Headquarters, Milan 046 Social Housing, Seregno 054 Shopping Centre, Seregno 064 Reclamation of the Ex-Military Arsenal, La Maddalena 086 Art Incubator, Milan 098 Meet Design Exhibition, Rome and Turin 102 Casa .italo Passenger Hubs 108 Centre Régional de la Méditerranée, Marseilles 116 Vertical Forest, Milan 126 Master Plan, Expo Milan 2015 132 Casa Bosco: Model for Social Housing in Wood, Milan 138 Housing, Astana 144 Wangfujing Complex, Beijing 148 D4 District Master Plan, Skolkovo 154 BioMilano 160 Biography 161 Change Countries… Stay in Italy / Stefano Boeri