Pietro Pellegrini

  • 5 July 2016


Pietro Pellegrini

Pietro Carlo Pellegrini was born in Lucca in 1957. He completed his higher studies in Rome and Pescara, where he graduated as an architect in 1983. Back in Lucca, he founded his company in 1985 and, since then, his works have the aim of blending modernity with sensitivity towards the existing context.
He has been Professor of Architecture at the Universities of Genova, Venezia, Ferrara and Siena. He has been Visiting Professor at Delft University of Technology and at European Academy of Urban Architecture in Napoli.
He is the current Professor of Architectural Restoration and Architectural Composition I for the Master’s degree in Building Engineering and Architecture of the University of Perugia. He is also the Scientific Director of the postgraduate master “MASP – Designing public spaces”, based in Lucca, in cooperation with Celsius and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Pisa and Professor of Design at Academy of Fine Arts “Piero Vannucci” in Perugia.
Among his many awards are the Premio Andil Opera Prima, the Premio Dedalo and the first international prize ECOLA (Award European Conference of Leading Architects) in 2006. He’s been also invited to two edition of the Premio Piranesi and selected for the Premio Medaglia d’Oro dell’Architettura of the Triennale di Milano in 2003 and 2015. He attended the Biennale di Venezia many times: in 2002 within the exhibition Lonely Living; in 2010 for the section Archetipo/Prototipo of the Italian Pavillion; in 2014 for the Innesti Exhibition.
He has won Architectural Competitions among which the International competition for the realization and preparation of the New Museum MUDI in Firenze (in collaboration), 2008, and for the multifunctional complex in Moscow (first prize ex aequo), 2014. Among his architectural works: Museum of Cathedral, cloister and pilgrim’s hospitality house in the Monastery of S. Gemma; Le Gemelle and the Blue Building; the National Museum of Comics in Lucca; the Historical Museum of Resistance in S. Anna di Stazzema ; the Technological Polo in Lucca; the Memorial of Giuseppe Garibaldi in Caprera; the restoration of the Ex Furnace in Riccione.
Among his main publications: Il Museo della Cattedrale di Lucca (Allemandi, Torino, 1994), Pietro Carlo Pellegrini. Allestimenti museali (Federico Motta Editore, Milano, 2003), Piazze e spazi pubblici – architetture 1990-2005 (Federico Motta Editore, Milano, 2005), Pietro Carlo Pellegrini. Architetture (Libria ,Melfi, 2000), Pietro Carlo Pellegrini. Architettura e progetti 1992-2007 (Skira, Milano, 2007), Pietro Carlo Pellegrini, Città sottili. Luoghi e progetti di cartone (Libria Editore, Melfi, 2008), Il Memoriale Giuseppe Garibaldi a Caprera (Libria ,Melfi, 2013).
Pellegrini’s main architectural works have been published on several magazines and books, both in Italy and abroad.