Stefano Boeri, born in 1956, is a Milan-based architect and since June 2011 he is Councillor for Culture, Design and Fashion for the Municipality of Milan. From 2004 to 2007 he was editor in chief of “Domus” international magazine. From 2007 to 2011 he was editor in chief of the international magazine “Abitare”. Professor of Urban Design at the Politecnico di Milano, he has taught as visiting professor at Harvard GSD, MIT, Berlage Institute and Architectural Association, among others. Since 2007 he is the director of the international festival of architecture FESTARCH. Recently he has curated “Sao Paulo Calling” a project about informal settlements, promoted by the Segretaria de Habitaçao of Sao Paulo.
Stefano Boeri is the founder of Multiplicity (www.multiplicity. it), a research group devoted to the study of territorial transformations and of the different ways of observing and representing the city according to different disciplines. With Multiplicity he has developed many installations fro the main art and architectural institutions such as Documenta in Kassel, Arc en Rêve in Bordeaux, La Triennale di Milano, la Biennale di Venezia, la Kunstwerke in Berlin, Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, la Generali Wien Foundation, TN Probe Gallery in Tokyo.
His studies on the contemporary urban condition, pay particular attention to observing and taxonomically describing the “real time” dynamics of mutation surrounding urban facts. On this theme he has compiled “Eclectic Atlases” of urban transformation, regarding the Milanese urban region (multiplicity.lab, Milano: Cronache dell’Abitare, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2007, S. Boeri, A. Lanzani, E. Marini, “The Changing Territory”, Segesta, Milan 1993) and other areas of the European territory (S. Boeri, R. Koolhaas, S. Kwinter, “Mutations”, Actar, Barcelona 2000). With multiplicity he has been curator of “U.S.E. Uncertain States of Europe”, a study focused on the social and territorial future of Europe, (“USE-Uncertain States of Europe, An excursion through a changing Europe”, Skira Editore, Milan 2003). In 2011 he has been author of of Biomilano (Corraini, 2011), L’Anticitta` (Laterza, 2011).
Based in Milan, Stefano Boeri’s studio (www.stefanoboeriarchitetti.net) is committed to the research and practice of contemporary architecture and urbanism nationally and internationally. Its activity has predominantly focused on the design of buildings and open spaces for European urban areas requiring regeneration or redevelopment. The sheer complexity of many of these situations has made strategic coordination among the various public institutions and countless market operators necessary from the outset of the development scenario. The studio has thus undertaken and carried through a series of projects regarding the transformation and re-use of several European waterfronts for the improvement of urban and tourist programs (Genoa, Naples, Trieste, Salonicco, Mytilene) and developed similar projects within historical city centers, including the design for a multifunctional building for the PACA Region on the Marseilles Waterfront, scheduled for inauguration for 2013, Marseilles European Cultural Capital (Boeri Studio).
Recently completed projects include the recovery of the Ex Arsenale in La Maddalena Sardinia for the G8 Summit, the constructions have reclaimed and equippedan area of 155.000 sqm, providing with a series of port, receptive, formative and convention infrastructure that will transform the ex Arsenale at Maddalena into one of the principle nautical poles of the eastern Mediterranean.
Projects in course within the metropolitan area of Milan are: two eco compatible residential towers Bosco Verticale (Boeri Studio) scheduled for 2013, the project for the Policlinic of Milan (Boeri Studio), a large scale renovation of one of the city’s most prominent medical centres (by Boeri Studio), the ongoing research and development of the masterplan for the European Centre for Advanced Biomedical Research (Boeri Studio), for the Cerba Foundation of Milan (by Boeri Studio). Other projects include the design for new prototypes for social and sustainable housing; which use the wood-cycle in Lombardia, the interior design for the new Italian private train transport company NTV.
Stefano Boeri is currently curating Skolkovo city of innovation in Moscow, together with Jean Pistre, Speech, David Chipperfield, Mohen Mostafi, Kazuyo Sejima, OMA, Herzog&De Meuron and in particular it is developing the detailed masterplan of D4 district with the Moscow-based studio Project Meganom. And he has participated in the developing of the guidelines of the concept-masterplan of Milan Expo 2015 together with Richard Burdett, Jacques Herzog and William MacDonough.
Boeris’ projects have been published in various magazines (l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Casabella, Domus, Archis, Werk Bauen und Wohnen, Abitare, Lotus International, 2G), and exhibited both in Italy and abroad (Venice Biennale, Milan Triennale, Nederlands Architectuur Instituut, Ifa-Institute Français d’Architecture, arc enrêve centre d’Architecture-Bordeaux, Tokyo Art Front Gallery, Chengdu Biennale and Beijing Design Week).