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Andrea Bruno, renowned for his contemporary additions to historic buildings and their adaptative re-use, was born in Turin in 1931 and graduated as an architect from the Turin Polytechnic in 1956. A lecturer at Turin from 1976-1990, Bruno has been teaching architectural restoration at the Milan Polytechnic since 1991. He is the director of the programme of conservation of architectural and urban heritage at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and lectures at ICCROM in Rome. Bruno also serves as a consultant for the Italian Foreign Ministry and UNESCO. Working from his agencies in Turin and Paris, his most celebrated conversions include the museums in the Rivoli Castle, Madama Palace and Carignano Palace in Italy and, in France, the Corsica Museum, the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers de Paris, the University in Fort Vauban in Nîmes, the Castel of Lichtenberg and the Clamecy Museum. Bruno has been twice awarded the Europa Nostra prize, in 1993 and 1995, and for his work in France he received les Insignes de Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite in 1995.

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1. and 2. Renovation of the Conservatoire
des Arts et Métiers in Paris, commissioned by
the French Ministry of Education (in progress)

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3. Façade of the unfinished Rivoli
Castle in Turin, Italy, with
the futuristic observation balcony
offering a bird's eye view of
Filippo Juvarra's 1718 plan
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4. Aerial view of Lichtenberg Castle
as it appears today

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5. Plan of the Castle with the fortified
walls of the interior stronghold

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