Vittoriano Viganò was an architect and academic exponent of Italian brutalism, known for his particular use of reinforced concrete. Born in Milan in 1919, he studied classical studies and then architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan, where he graduated in 1944. He began his profession as an apprentice at BBPR, and then opened his own professional studio. He worked as a volunteer assistant and then as a professor of Interior Architecture, before handing over the chair to Gio Ponti. Through his father Vico, painter and engraver, Vittoriano came into contact with the Milanese artistic environment. In the 1950s Gino Sarfatti entrusted him with the artistic direction of Arteluce, where he entered by proposing his own style and creating iconic pieces. Viganò also worked internationally but it was in Italy that he created a series of extraordinary architectural and urban planning works with a more mature and particular language.