Paolo Portoghesi

Paolo Portoghesi is an architect and architectural historian, exponent of the Postmodernism currenn.
He has taught Geoarchitecture” at the University of Sapienza and the Polytechnic of Milan, and in recent years focused all of his attention on it.


He has built buildings in almost all Italian regions, from the Latin Quarter of Treviso, the Laboratories of the City of Hope in Padua, the Politeama Theatre in Catanzaro, Piazza Leon Battista in Rimini, Piazza di Poggio Reale in Sicily, and several churches. In Rome he built the Baldi house, the Mosque and the Renaissance district.

Portoghesi speaks of a “humanistic” architecture that respects seven fundamental criteria: learn from nature, confront the location, learn from history, engage in innovation, draw from the chorus, protect the natural balance and contribute to the reduction of consumption.Hewas the first Director of the Architecture Department of the Venice Biennale of which he was also president from 1984 to 1993.

Outside of Italy he designed the Royal Palace of Amman, the garden of Montpellier, the Great Mosque of Strasbourg and the Breath Tower” in Shangay.
As a designer he designed furniture and objects for the most important Italian companies.