Guido Zuliani


Guido Zuliani is an architect and an educator. He graduated 'summa cum laude' from the Università IUAV di Venezia in the summer of 1980. In 1982, after the license exam, he became a registered architect. After graduation Mr. Zuliani began his academic activity as researcher at the Dipartimento di Progettazione Edilizia of the Università IUAV di Venezia until 1985. In the summers of '94 and '95 Mr. Zuliani co-founded and directed the International Workshop for Architecture and Urbanism in Venezia that had seen the participation of students from USA, Italy, Germany and Denmark. In 1996 Mr. Zuliani was shortlisted for the position of Resident Artist and Director of the Architecture Department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and since 1998 Mr. Zuliani is an elected member of the Accademia degli Sventati in Udine, Italy, an Academy of Science, Letters and Arts founded in 1606. Mr. Zuliani is also Affiliated Faculty at the Doctoral Program in Architecture, City and Design of the School of Doctorate Studies of the Università IUAV di Venezia. He has been teaching at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union since the fall of 1985.

Mr. Zuliani has lectured extensively in Europe and in the United States and has been invited to participate to numerous international symposia such as Becoming Architect in the XXI Century - Università La Sapienza in Rome, 2005; The Possible City as Didactic Project – Politecnico di Milano, 2006 - The Critical Legacy of Manfredo Tafuri - Columbia University and Cooper Union in New York, 2006; The Clinic of Dissection of the Arts - Doctoral School of Università di Venezia, 2010; Education of an Architect 40 Years Later - Universitade de Puerto Rico in San Juan; Tours & Tourism: Toward an Other Reality - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2011.

As an architect he has collaborated with the architect Raimund Abraham to the design and realization of the Traviata Gasse subsudised residential complex in Wien (1991) and to prize-winner project for the New Acropolis Museum in Athen(1991), and, as Project Architect, with the architect Peter Eisenman, to the design of, among others, the prize-winner project for the Musèe Anthropologicque du Quai Branly in Paris (1999), the competition project for the Musèe des Confluence in Lyon (2001), the competition project for the High-Speed Line Railway Station of Napoli Afragola (2003).

In 2003 Mr. Zuliani has founded AZstudio, and as principal he has collaborated with different firma in the United States and Italy. His recent projects include finalist design for the New Judicial Complex for the City of Trento (2005), the commission for the design of the New Railway Station of Pompei-Santuario in Pompei (2007 - in progress), the master plan for the costal line of the city of Pozzuoli and regeneration of the former industrial area of Pirelli-Sofer (2007 - 2009), the prize-winner project for New Typologies of Social Housing for the city of Mestre (2009), a 150.000 sq. ft. residential building in Milan, currently under construction and already features in the architectural guide Milan Architecture 1945-2015.

His recent publications include: La Città Implicita (2008 and 2015); End Games: Notes about John Hejduk’s Architecture (2014); One, No-one, One Hundred Thousand: The Cooper Union of John Hejduk, Raimund Abraham, Peter Eisenman … and many Others (2012); Evidence of Things Unseen (2006).

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