Gino Valle (1923 – 2003) was an Italian architect, designer, and town planner. He was born in Udine.
He studied at the Instituto Universitario di Architettura, Venice, to 1948. From 1951, he was at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He began working in 1948 in the architect’s office of his father, Provino Valle, in Udine. Subsequently, Gino and his brother Nani Valle took over the firm.
From 1977, he was a professor at the Instituto Universitario di Architettura, Venice.
He collaborated on numerous industrial and commercial buildings in northern Italy, including Udine and the 1961 Zanussi administration building, Pordenone.
His buildings related both Brutalism and Rationalism. His 1965-66 double house in Udine reflected regional styles. He was best known for his automated schedule boards in train stations and airports., produced by Solari. His systems used modular flaps, as did his domestic table clocks on a more modest scale. In the 1980s, Valle (with others) designed IBM buildings in La Defense, Paris.
- 1956 (Cifa 5 clock),
- 1953 (indicator board),
- 1956, and 1963 Compasso d’Oro.
- Work subject of one-person 1979 ‘Gino Valle: Architetto 1950-1978’ exhibition, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea di Milano.
- Cylindrical table clock included in 1984 ‘Design Since 1945’ exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Meyhofer, D., & Amsoneit, W. (1995, April 1). Contemporary European Architects. In Vol. 2
Sparke, P. (1988, October 1). Design in Italy. In Eighteen-Seventy to the Present.
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