Gino Valle had a long career, operating in Udine from the early ’50s up to his death in 2003. In it, we can identify a line of continuity that links different interventions in the theme of dialogue between construction and place.
He used specific tectonic strategies for each design theme to establish multiple relationships between the new building, the specific site where it is located, the wider settlement that contains it (city, landscape, industrial campus) and the representative role of the function hosted.
From the dialogue between construction and place emerge buildings that are never mimetic but capable of “marking” the places, re-establishing them with an unequivocally modern trait.
Valle’s work is expressed in specific contextual episodes. (The insertion of the commercial building in via Mercatovecchio into the historic centre and the new landscape of the Monument to the Resistance, both in Udine).
It defines new industrial complexes of the economic boom (Zanussi offices and factories in Porcia and the Fantoni campus in Osoppo) and new settlements in dialogue with the existing city (residential building district at Giudecca, Venice).