Architetto Ignazio Gardella
"If someone asks me what architecture is, then I answer:
"give me a theme and a place and I'll give you a project"
Architect Ignazio Gardella
He graduated in engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan in 1928 and later in architecture at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice
Born into a family of engineers and architects, his original name of baptism was Mario, but he chose to sign himself Ignazio, in honor of his great-grandfather.
The figure of Gardella remained at the top of Italian architecture throughout the sixties and seventies and has also played a decisive role in the field of design present in major international magazines.
He founded together with Luigi Caccia Dominioni, the first Italian design company and had an important educational activity
His main works include: Casa Cicogna alle Zattere, Venice, Extension of Villa Borletti in Milan; Antitubercular Dispensary of Alexandria; Provincial Hygiene and Prophylaxis Laboratory in Alessandria; Drafting of the Milan-Green plan; Casa Tognella, known as Casa al Parco, in Milan; Casa del Viticoltore in Castana Pavia; Milan Contemporary Art Pavilion (PAC); "Mangiagalli" district of Milan; Borsalino houses in Alessandria; Church of Cesate; Mensa Olivetti in the industrial complex of Ivrea, Cala del Pozzo residential complex, near the tourist port of Punta Ala (GR), Palazzo di Giustizia of La Spezia; Church of Sant'Enrico in San Donato Milanese; Church of San Nicolao della Flue in Milan; Residential building, Via Zara 38, Genoa; Alfa Romeo Offices in Arese; parish complex and Church of San Giovanni Apostolo and Evangelista di Macchitella in Gela; detailed plan of the San Donato and San Silvestro area in Genoa; Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa; Esselunga Palace in Sesto Fiorentino, Administrative Directional Center in Biella
Works on Lake Maggiore: Villa Balletti in Lesa