Famed Swiss Architect Luigi Snozzi, known to be associated
with Ticinese school of architecture, has died of complications from COVID-19
at the age of 88, AFP reported on Wednesday citing swiss local media.
Snozzi died at his home in Manusio in southern canton of Ticino
in Italy on Tuesday where he lived.
Any intervention implies destruction,” he has been
quoted as saying. “Destroy consciously, and with joy” AFP wrote.
He was part of the Ticinese school, which included the likes
of Mario Botta and Livio Vacchini, and promoted the idea of rational
Snozzi was famous for designing single family homes, like
those of Cavalli and Snider, in Verscio. He also designed the urban development
projects including one at convent area in Monte Carasso.
He represented Switzerland at Venice Biennale of
Architecture in 1996, and won the celebrated Meret Oppenheimer prize in 2018.
Snozzi was also a professor at the EPFL technical university
“The aim of teaching architecture is not simply the
forming of brilliant and skilful architects, but rather that of intellectual
critics endowed with a moral conscience,” Snozzi said during his inaugural
lecture at the EPFL in 1987, as per AFP report.