Pietro Lingeri, born 1894 in Bolvedro/Lake Como, attended the Academy of Fine Arts Brera in Milano. He designed the public gardens in Tremezzo, as part of the reconstruction project of the Villa Ortensia. He then opened his studio in Milan in Corso Vittorio Emanuele 26, and designed the beauty salon Biancardi and the hotel Manin. With Giuseppe Terragni, he designed the Monument to the Fallen of Como, the Sartoria Moderna, and the houses Ghiringhelli, Toninello, Rustic, Lavezzari and Rustic Comolli. In 1933, he designed the famous house for the artist in Comacina island, Lace Como. In 1934 he is the winner of the contest for the master plan of Como and designs the headquarters of the Fascist Union Industrial Workers (1938), which later became the palace of Trade Unions. In 1945 he became a member of the advisory committee for the new general plan of Milan. In 1951 he was called to join the Institute of National Planning and was elected president of the College of Architects of Milano. Lingeri contributed significantly to the typological definition of the Italian postwar apartment building and designed numerous mansions for Lombardian entrepreneurs such as De Giorgi, Della Rosa and Giorgetti. Lingeri also designed offices and factories (Saronno Omegna), and the headquarters of the Bank ATM (1965). In 1960, the XIIth Triennale hosted a solo exhibition. Pietro Lingeri died in 1968.
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