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Gae Aulenti

Palazzolo dello Stel, 1927

Gaetana Aulenti was born in Palazzolo dello Stello (Italy) in 1927. In 1954 she graduated at the School of Architecture of the Politecnico of Milan, a city in which she settled and carried out the private practice of her profession.

Her architectural projects include the National Museum of Modern Art of the Pompidou Centre in Paris (1985), the refurbishment of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris (1980-1986), which was considered as one of the most important works of the decade by the International Union of Architects and the remodelling of the former National Palace of Montjuïc as the...

Gaetana Aulenti was born in Palazzolo dello Stello (Italy) in 1927. In 1954 she graduated at the School of Architecture of the Politecnico of Milan, a city in which she settled and carried out the private practice of her profession.

Her architectural projects include the National Museum of Modern Art of the Pompidou Centre in Paris (1985), the refurbishment of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris (1980-1986), which was considered as one of the most important works of the decade by the International Union of Architects and the remodelling of the former National Palace of Montjuïc as the National Art Museum of Catalonia.

Her vision of architecture is of a concrete and untouchable entity which uses the city to generate its shape. In her designs, she blends the private with the public to produce architectural shapes and spatial interrelations. Aulenti believes that to create an effective domestic ambiance, architects should maintain the elements and the spatial qualities which exist in a city. Consequently, she endeavours to design buildings which share the complexity and the density existing within an urban atmosphere.