Mario Botta - biography

Who is Mario Botta?

Born in 1943-04-01 Mendrisio

is a Swiss architect. He studied at the Liceo Artistico in Milan and the IUAV in Venice. His ideas were influenced by Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Louis Kahn. He opened his own practice in 1970 in Lugano. He worked at La Scala's theatre renovation, which proved controversial as preservationists feared that historic details would be lost.

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