Born in Milano, Cino Zucchi earned a B.S.A.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 and a Laurea in Architettura at the Politecnico di Milano in 1979, where he is presently Chair Professor of Architectural and Urban Design and member of the PhD program. He has been visiting professor at the ETH in Zurich and taught in many international design workshops. He is in the forum of Lotus International magazine and editor and author of several articles and books on matters of architectural and urban history and theory, and participated to various editions of the Venice Biennale and the Milano Triennale.
Together with his studio CZA he has designed and realized many industrial, commercial, residential and public buildings, public spaces, master plans and renewals of industrial and historical areas. The renovation of the Junghans factory site in Venice and the one of the former Alfa Romeo factory area in Milano were awarded various international prizes.
Other major urban design works include the Keski Pasila master plan in Helsinki (Finland), master plans proposals for areas in Lugano and Andermatt (Switzerland), Herten and Münich (Germany) Deventer and Groningen (Holland), Tirana (Albania). Recent architectural realizations include the extension of the Car Museum and the ongoing new Lavazza Headquarters in Turin, the Salewa Headquarters in Bozen, housing complexes in Parma, Bologna, Ravenna and in Milano for the Expo 2015.