|BBPR - Italy|
The architectural office BBPR was founded in 1932 by four architects who studied at the Milan Polytecnico: Gian Luigi Banfi (1910-1945),
Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso (1909-2004), Enrico Peresutti (1908-1976) and Ernesto Nathan Rogers (1909-1969). BBPR is considered as one of the most important
representative of the italian rationalism of the 1930s.
During the second world war Rogers escaped to Switzerland. Banfi and Belgiojoso were active in the resistance movement and became imprisioned in the concentration camp
Mauthausen-Gusen. Just short before the end of the war, banfi died in the concentration camp on 10th of April 1945. Rogers became one of the most important
theoreticans an architectural journalists in post-war Italy.
As one of the best known work of BBPR, the Torre Velasca in the city centre of Milan became some kind of architectural trade mark for Milan.
1950 - 1958 Torre Velasca, Milano
1950 - 1959 Office and Housing Complex, Torino