23-01 Happened Today: Adolfo Natalini anniversary of his death

Adolfo Natalini

Adolfo Natalini (Pistoia, 10 May 1941 – Florence, 23 January 2020) was an Italian architect. At the end of the 1970s he was one of the pioneers of the radical architettura movement of the 1960s and 70s.

He graduated in 1966 in Florence and, in the same year, he founded Superstudio with Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, Gian Piero Frassinelli, Alessandro and Roberto Magris, and Alessandro Poli. During this period, Natalini focused on projects in Italy and other parts of Europe.

Superstudio’s projects (1966-86) have appeared in publications and exhibitions all over the world and his works are now part of the collections of museums such as the Museum of Modern Art New York, Israel Museum Jerusalem, Deutsches Architekturtmuseum Frankfurt am Main, Center Pompidou Paris. In 1991 the activity of Natalini Architetti.

Among his works: the reconstruction of the Waagstraat in Groningen, the Opificio delle Pietre Dure Museum in Florence, the Dorotheenhof on the Manetstrasse in Leipzig, the Muzenplein in The Hague, the Campi Bisenzio Shopping Center, the University Center in Novoli, Florence, Boscotondo in Helmond, the University Center in Porta Tufi in Siena, Het Eiland in Zwolle, Haverlej in Den Bosch, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo and the project for the New Uffizi in Florence. Source by Natalini Architetti.