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Paolo Vietti Violi

Full name: Paolo Vietti Violi
Gender: Male
Born: June 20, 1882 in Grandson, Vaud, Switzerland
Died: December 25, 1965 in Vogogna, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Italian architect Paolo Vietti Violi was born in Switzerland, and first studied in Geneva, before moving to Paris. In 1914, he settled in Milano where he founded his own architectural studio. He then became well-known as a designer of sports facilities like stadiums and race tracks. He also focused on the infrastructure around sports fields like railways, footways, road links and parking facilities. Vietti Violi worked internationally, with projects in Addis Ababa, Ankara, Istanbul, Adana, Izmir, Belgrade, Sofia, and Valencia.

Among his well-known works were the racecourses of Milano (San Siro Racecourse), Monza (Mirabello Racecourse), Napoli (Agnano Racecourse) and Rimini, as well as trotting racecourses in Milano, Bologna and Firenze. He also designed stadiums in Ankara, Istanbul, Genoa, L’Aquila, Merano, and Saronno. Vietti Violi’s other projects included hospitals, factories, theaters, basilicas, public facilities, and workers' villages.

His 1928 entries included, amongst others, the horse race tracks San Siro, designed according to the English cottage style or a Norman farmhouse, and opened in 1925; Capannelle in Roma, rebuilt in 1926; and Mirabello, designed in the Art Nouveau style and opened in 1924; as well as the NAFTA Stadium, designed in 1912 but only inaugurated in 1927, which is now, after a complete reconstruction in 1980s called Stadio Giacomo Carlini.

Results

Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Palais de sports à Milan
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Centre sportif hippique de Milan
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Portfeuille des deux hippodromes de S. Siro, Milan, de l'hippodrome de Mirabello, Monza, de la Société d'encouragement de "races" chevalines de Milan
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC L'hippodrome de Capanells de la Société "Pariolo" de Rome
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Stade "Nafta" du groupe "Shell" a Gènes
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Project de centre polisportif

Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Palais de sports à Milan
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Centre sportif hippique de Milan
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Portfeuille des deux hippodromes de S. Siro, Milan, de l'hippodrome de Mirabello, Monza, de la Société d'encouragement de "races" chevalines de Milan
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC L'hippodrome de Capanells de la Société "Pariolo" de Rome
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Stade "Nafta" du groupe "Shell" a Gènes
1928 Summer 45 Amsterdam Art Competitions Italy Final Standings AC Project de centre polisportif
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