Guido Canali

Guido Canali is an Italian architect, founder of the firm Canali Associati. He has been Professor of Architectural Composition at IUAV in Venice and at the University of Ferrara.

His works include the restoration of several, outstanding historic buildings in Italy, such as: Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma (1979-1990);  the old hospital Santa Maria della Scala in Siena (1998-2000); Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Milano (2013). In parallel to the restoration projects, Guido Canali carried out several designs of new buildings, such as the SMEG Office Building (San Girolamo di Guastalla, 2006) and the Prada Shoes Factory (Montegranaro, 1997-2001). All the works carried out by Canali Associati are characterised by a careful interpretation of the space and the surrounding context.

Guido Canali has been awarded several prizes, such as: the prestigious Compasso D'oro in 2004; the mention to the Gold Medal of Italian Architecture in 2003, 2006 and 2009; the IN/ARCH-ANCE 2014 Career Award; the prize Brand & Landscape Triennale Award Milan in 2016.


Selcted Bibliography

Canali, Guido and Carlo Arturo Quintavalle. "La Pilotta: segno di una città". Casabella 454 (1980): 12-35.

"Museo del Duomo, Milano". Domus 976 (2014): 52-65.

Baglione, Chiara. "Così lontane, così vicine. Guido Canali. Museo delle statue stele lunigianesi, Pontremoli". Casabella 867 (2016): 76-85.


Lecture May 19th 2018


GUIDO CANALI lecture will be held on May 19th 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Sala Boggian - Museo di Castelvecchio.
Only registered participants may be admitted to the lecture.
Registrations are due within May 18th at 12:00 noon as follows:
- architects members of professional associations may register at and get 2 credits
- others may write an email to with indication of full name, address and occupation.
Reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis (max 140 places available).
Every participant shall be at the entrance of Sala Boggiani at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the lecture otherwise he/she may not be allowed in.
A guided tour of Galleria delle sculture with the participation of Guido Canali will follow. Registrations for the visit are due at the ground floor desk - Sala Boggiani.
Participants may enter for free at Museo di Castelvecchio during the whole day (May 19th 2018).