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The GPA Monti fonds (1948 - 2012)

1.    Gian Emilio Monti, Anna Bettarini, Piero Monti, foto dello studio
2.    Condominio in corso Sempione 38, 1955
3.    Condominio in corso Magenta angolo via Nirone, 1962-71

Gianemilio Monti (1920 - 2002); Piero Monti (1922 - 1990); Anna Bertarini Monti (1923 - )

The GPA Monti studio is named after the initials of the three young architects who founded it in 1948, after graduating from the Milan Polytechnic in that same year.  They began operating in the city marked by the great destruction of the Second World War. The studio stands out in the design of condominiums and office buildings and in over half a century of activity it stands out among the main exponents of Milanese architectural culture, contributing significantly to the post-war reconstruction of the Lombard metropolis and to the modern definition of its face.

In corso Sempione, in corso Garibaldi, in viale Magenta, in via Carducci, in via Olona, in the new large districts Vialba, Monte Olimpino, Feltre, the three architects experiment with innovative solutions in the forms as well as in the use of materials. And it is an experimentation that is also happily applied to design, in a balance between invention and functionality that is worthy of important awards in Italy and abroad.

The fonds includes a hundred binders containing documents and drawings in heliographic reproduction divided by projects, about 200 document folders, 32 boxes of photographs and about 600 folders of drawings, for a total of 1222 archival units.

It was donated to Historical Archives in 2014.

Additional documentation

The fonds has a project log and a digital summary inventory of all documentation.

The brochure “GPA i Monti a Milano” is also available, published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Historical Archives (21.5.2019 - 28.6.2019), curated by Fulvio Irace and Maria Teresa Feraboli.