Bernardo Secchi

(Milan 1934)
Professor emeritus of urbanism at Venice School of Architecture, Bernardo Secchi was professor at the Geneva School of Architecture, in Leuven, Paris and Zurich and, from 1975 to 1982 Dean of the Milan School of architecture.
Doctor honoris causa at the University Mendes France, Grenoble, 1994 and at the University of Hasselt, 2011; Grand Prix d’Urbanisme 1994; Mellon Senior fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, in 2008; chevalier de la legion d’honneur (2010).

Bernardo Secchi participated in the study of an inter-municipal plan for Milan (1960-63); worked together with Giuseppe Samonà on the development of the Trento regional plan (1966), and (with Paolo Ceccarelli) on the Aosta Valley plan (1972). Author, with Paola Viganò, of the plan for the Pescara region (1990), and La Spezia (1988-1993), of the plans for Jesi (1987), Siena (1990), Bergamo (1994), Prato (1996), Brescia (1999), Pesaro (2000), Antwerp (2006) and for the historical centre of Ascoli Piceno (1993), of numerous projects on urbanism and architecture: for the rehabilitation of the IP refi nery at La Spezia (1989), for the Sécheron district in Geneva (1989), for HLM zones in Vicenza (1992). The design and realisation of the new Cemetery in Kortrik (Belgium)(1997), a project for the "Rectangle d'or" in Geneva (2000), that is the part of Geneva in which the airport is located, a project for the harbour of Genova (2001) and a plan for the Euromed zone in Marseille (2001, a project for the rehabilitation of a “grand ensemble” in Rouen (2002). Recently won, with Paola Viganò, some competitions: for Hoge Rielen park (Belgium)(2002), for the design of public central spaces and for the Arsenaal area in Mechelen (Belgium) (2002), for Spoornoord in Antwerp (2003), for the design of the Theater Plein in Antwerp (2003), for the design of “Ville-Port” zone in Saint Nazaire (France)(2003) and for the design of a new part of the city of Rennes (France) (2003). In 2008-09 is among the ten architect asked by the President Sarkozy to develop ideas and designs for the Grand Paris; in 2010 among the three architects asked to develop ideas and design for Bruxelles 2040; in 2012 is among the ten architects asked to develop a project for “the new Moscow”.
Bernardo Secchi, director of "Urbanistica" from 1984 to 1990, collaborates on "Casabella" and "Archivio di Studi Urbani e Regionali"