Leonardo Zuccaro Marchi

Job title
Assistant Prof. PoliMI

Leonardo Zuccaro Marchi is Assistant Professor (ricercatore RTDA) at Politecnico di Milano. He is an Italian PhD architect who encompasses and tackles the ambiguous complexity and different ambassadorial roles and practices of architecture, both relying on fundamental historical-theoretical references and inspiring the improvement of innovative approaches.

He graduated at PoliMI, PoliTO, A.S.P. Alta Scuola Politecnica. He received his PhD at IUAV and TU Delft Universities as a Joint Doctorate with research on “The Heart of the City” (published by Routledge in 2018).

After completing the PhD, he developed his research in the contents of various international post-doc research projects and fellowships in collaboration with renowned academic institutions (CCA-Montreal, TU Delft, KTH Stockholm, IIT-Chicago, ETH-Zurich). He has taught at TU Delft, PoliMi, UDEM, and IUAV Universities. He has collaborated in urban design/landscape projects and theoretical research with international firms such as CZA-Cino Zucchi Architetti, MECANOO architecten, and LAND until a senior level.

He was awarded the “Europe 40 Under 40 Award,” and was runner-up at Europan 11 in Leeuwarden. He is co-founder and lead designer for competitions of {Co-P-E} - Collective of Projects in Equipoise - which won Europan 14 in Neu Ulm and was selected for the development of the Europan 16 project in Wernigerode.

Recent publications in the last five years (with hyperlinks):

Zuccaro Marchi L., The Heart of the City: Legacy and Complexity of a Modern Design Idea, (London: Routledge, 2018) ISBN 978-1-4724-8304-1. Foreword: Paola Viganò and Tom Avermaete. Afterword: Vittorio Gregotti.  Reviews by Joseph Rykwert, David Grahame Shane. ISBN: 978-1-4724-8304-1 (hbk) ISBN: 978-1-315-55729-8 (ebk). doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315557298


Zuccaro Marchi L., “Rebirth in Venice.” Architectural Record vol 5 (May 2022: 48-52) (ISSN: 0003-858X)

Online: Zuccaro Marchi L., “David Chipperfield Architects Unveils Restoration of Venice’s Procuratie Vecchie.” Architectural Record  (2022, April 7) (ISSN: 2470-1513) https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/15609-david-chipperfield-architects-unveils-restoration-of-venices-procuratie-vecchie

Zuccaro Marchi L., “BETWEEN HABITER AND HABITAT. CIAM and the Sigtuna meeting of 1952” In Habitat: Ecology Thinking in Architecture. Dirk van den Heuvel, Janno Martens, Victor Munoz eds. (Rotterdam: Nai010publishers, 2020), 26-33. https://www.naibooksellers.nl/habitat-ecology-thinking-in-architecture.html ISBN:978-94-6208-556-5.

Zuccaro Marchi L.,  “Habitat. TOWARDS AN ECOLOGICAL URBAN LEXICON” Planning Perspectives (2023)  doi 10.1080/02665433.2023.2197867 https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/XSBS5QNPNIFPN8ZHFSVI/full?target=10.1080/02665433.2023.2197867

Zuccaro Marchi L., “REDEEMING THE SHOPPING CENTER.  Victor Gruen’s Ideal Cellular Metropolis and Louvan-la-Neuve” Territorio n. 96 (2021): 159-173. Doi:  10.3280/TR2021-096015

Zuccaro Marchi L., “Fragmenting CIAM’s ‘thinking tool.’ Towards a new humanist epistemological grid.” Territorio n. 92 (2020): 157-267. Doi: 10.3280/TR2020-092018

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