Born in Milan, Cino Zucchi has earned degrees in Architectural Design at M.I.T. and at Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently Chair Professor. He has been a John T. Dunlop Visiting Professor at the GSD of Harvard University. The author of several articles and books on architectural and urban theory, he has taken part in various editions of the Milan Triennale and of the Venice Biennale of Architecture, where he was the curator of the Italian Pavilion in 2014. He has been the chairman of the jury of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture/Mies Award 2015.
Together with his studio CZA, he has designed and completed a number of projects, including the former Junghans factory site in Venice; the former Alfa Romeo-Portello Nord area and the Corte Verde in Milan; the Keski-Pasila master plan in Helsinki; the National Automobile Museum and the Lavazza HQ in Turin; and the Salewa HQ in Bolzano.