— The Barilla Pavilion is envisaged as a fundamental new element of the Pedrignano complex – a building capable of hosting a varied and constantly-evolving programme of events and activities, a laboratory of ideas and initiatives open to the community and the wider public.
CHAIRMAN BARILLA GROUP
VICE-CHAIRMAN BARILLA GROUP
VICE-CHAIRMAN BARILLA GROUP
Walter de Silva
Barilla CHAIRMAN BARILLA GROUP
Chairman of the Barilla Group, was born in Milan in July 1958. After studying Philosophy, in 1982 he started his career in the Sales Department of Barilla France, a subsidiary of the family Company. Following this training, he worked at several food companies in the United States. Back in Parma, the headquarters of Barilla, he became a top manager in 1986, leading the international expansion of the Company. In 1988, he was appointed as Barilla Deputy Chairman. Following the death of his father Pietro in October 1993, Guido Barilla was named Group Chairman, a role he still holds today. Since 2009, he has also been Chairman of the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, now BCFN Foundation.
Barilla VICE-CHAIRMAN BARILLA GROUP
Deputy Chairman of the Barilla Group, was born in Milan in May 1960. He had his first work experience in the Company in 1980, and started his career there as Product Manager in 1984, after further education in the United States and military service in the Italian military police force Carabinieri. He completed his training in Paris at Barilla France, a subsidiary of the Group, and then in the United States. In May 1987, Luca Barilla became a member of the family Group's Board of Directors, of which he was appointed Deputy Chairman the following year, a role he still holds today. From 1997 to 2008, he was Chairman of GranMilano, a leading Italian brand in holiday season food products and confectionery, which Barilla sold in 2008.
Barilla VICE-CHAIRMAN BARILLA GROUP
Deputy Chairman of the Barilla Group, was born in Milan in April 1961. In 1991, he began his career in the family Company at Barilla France, a subsidiary of the Group. In 1994, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Barilla Group, a role he still holds today. He also served as CEO from 1999 to 2000. Since 2010, the year in which he was appointed Chairman of the newly formed Italian Association of Confectionery and Pasta Industries (AIDEPI), Paolo Barilla has held numerous positions in associations. In 2014, he became Deputy Chairman of the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation. In October 2016, he was elected Chairman of the International Pasta Organization (IPO), and since March 2017, he has also been Chairman of the Italian Food Association.
began his career in 1972 in Turin as Junior Stylist at the Fiat Style Centre.
In 1975 he joined the Rodolfo Bonetto firm, where he was responsible for interior car design. From 1979 to 1986 he leaded the Idea Institute Design Department.
After a short period with “Trussardi Design Milan”, he became in 1986 the head of the Alfa Romeo’s Style Centre, where he designed many prototypes and production models, among as the 156 and 147. In 1999 he was appointed Head of Design for Seat and, after developing strategic projects, he was invited to become Head of Design for the Audi Group. He personally developed the new Audi style, which won recognition for its extraordinary design. In 2010 he received the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Audi A5.
In 2007 he was appointed Head of Design of the Volkswagen Group. Walter De Silva based his research on the definition of brand-specific design criteria and the formal simplicity of the models, combining German technology and Italian creativity. This led to the New Polo and the Golf 7. In 2015 De Silva was awarded with the prize Car of the Year for the fifth time and with Compasso d'Oro for Lifetime Achievement in Design by the Italian Association for Industrial Design. In the field of product design, designed the Leica M9 Titanium camera, the Luft armchair for Poltrona Frau and the Liquid lamp for Performance In-Lightning.
In 2015 he started designing women’ shoes, together with his wife Emmanuelle he created the WALTER DE SILVA SHOES.
is an architect, academic, and the author of 10 best-selling novels. She is currently Professor of Architecture and Head of School at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She is the editor of White Papers, Black Marks: Race, Culture, Architecture(University of Minnesota Press, 2000), and is currently editor-in-chief of FOLIO: Journal of Contemporary African Architecture. She is on the editorial board of Architecture Review Quarterly (Cambridge) and ARENA: Journal of Architectural Research. She has been an ongoing contributor to discourses around identity, race, African urbanism, and the speculative nature of African architectural space and practice for nearly 30 years. Lokko is a regular juror at international competitions and symposia, and is a longtime contributor to BBC World. She completed her architectural training at the Bartlett School of Architecture in 1994, and went on to complete her PhD from the University of London in 2007.
was born in Tokyo in 1969. She graduated from the Faculty of Domestic Science at Japan Women's University in 1991 and received both her graduate (M.Eng.) and post-graduate degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1994 and 1999. She was also a guest student at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) from 1996-199. In 2000 Kaijima became an Assistant Professor, and in 2009 an Associate Professor, at the Art and Design School of the University of Tsukuba. From 2003 to 2016 she was a visiting faculty in the Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD and between 2005 and 2007 she was also a guest professor at ETH Zürich. From 1992 to 2011 she was member of Architectural Institute of Japan Committee Member of Archi-Aid. She was visiting professor also at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Architecture School (2011-2012), at Rice University (2014), at TU Delft (2014-2015) and at Columbia University GSAPP (2017). From 2017 she is professor of Architectural Behaviorology at ETHZ. In 2018 she is appointed curator of The Japan Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2018.
academic, cultural manager and consultant for national and international institutions, began his career as historical researcher, author and director of cultural programs. During the 90's he was curator of important exhibitions in different venues, such as the Biennale and Galleria dell'Accademia in Venice. From 2002 to 2003 he was in charge of communication, image promotion and cultural events of Teatro Massimo in Palermo and, until 2006, artistic director of the City of Palermo. He was artistic director of Florens and for the International Biennial of Cultural and Environmental Heritage of the city from 2010 to 2012. In 2010 he was appointed curator of the exhibition in the Italian Pavilion of Expo Shanghai and in 2011 curator of the exhibition" Tradition and Innovation " in the same venue. He curated the artistic direction of the Venice Carnival from 2011 to 2015. From 2003 to 2011 he was president of Triennale di Milano. For Expo Milano 2015 he concived and curated the Zero Pavilion. He was professor in charge of "Theories and techniques of image promotion" at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Padua from 1999 to 2004 and at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore from 2004 to 2006. He held several university courses at the IULM University of Milan and is currently professor at the Faculty of Design of the Politecnico di Milano.
is one of the managing directors of TRANSSOLAR Energietechnik in Stuttgart. He is educated as a mechanical engineer at University Stuttgart. In 1992 he founded the company TRANSSOLAR Climate Engineering in Stuttgart. TRANSSOLAR’S focus is on new energy saving and comfort optimizing strategies by an integral approach for buildings and urban design. Nowadays - with 65 employees in Stuttgart, Munich, Paris and New York – Matthias Schuler works on national and international projects with architects like Kazuyo Sejima, Frank O. Gehry, Steven Holl, Peter Zumthor and Renzo Piano. Since 2001 teaching as a visiting professor at the Graduated School of Design, Harvard University, he was there Professor in Practice on Environmental Technologies 2008 till 2014.
He has realized different installations applying the knowledge on physics to realize indoor experiencable clouds, like the “Cloudscapes” at the 2010 Venice Biennale, in close collaboration with the architect Tetsuo Kondo and “Lightscapes” in collaboration with the architect Anja Thierfelder at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Key projects of Matthias at Transsolar are the Posttower in Bonn with Helmut Jahn, Zollverein School in Essen with SANAA, Linked Hybrid in Beijing with Steven Holl, Masdar City with Foster Partners, Fondation Louis Vuitton with Frank Gehry and the Kripalu Yoga Hotel with Peter Rose.