The Italian Architecture Prize, born of a collaboration between the Triennale di Milano and the MAXXI museum in Rome, aims to enhance Italian architecture by promoting the work of Italian architects or those active in Italy who pay particular attention to innovation, quality and the social role of their architectural projects.
Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo wins the Prize for the best building realised in the last three years with the project LCM 2018/casa-asilo, in Mazzarone, in the province of Catania. The project consists in the transformation of a nursery into a house through discreet yet meaningful interventions, giving new life to the local architecture and community – accurate and dedicated work, distinctive of Cannizzo’s work, inviting us to reflect deeply on the role of architecture in contemporary society. An honorable mention was made of Onsitestudio for the Mapei Football Center, (Sassuolo, Modena, 2019), a project which encourages a renewed reflection on its local cultural context.
The T Young Claudio De Albertis Prize, which supports young Italian architects 35 years old and under, was awarded to BDR bureau, with the project of the Enrico Fermi School (Turin, 2019), and honorable mention to the project CIVICO CIVICO (Riesi, Caltanissetta, 2020) by Orizzontale.
With the unanimous approval of the jury, the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to the architect, academic and theorist of Italian architecture Paolo Portoghesi.
An exhibition featuring all the projects of the winners and finalists has been set up at the Milan Triennale and will be open until August 22, 2021.