Architect Vittorio Gregotti dies of coronavirus

By Elspeth Pridham
March 16, 2020

Italian architect Vittorio Gregotti, who helped renovate the 1992 Barcelona Olympic stadium, has died at the age of 92 after catching COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus.

Gregotti died in a Milan hospital on Sunday and, according to local media, he died of pneumonia after having contracted the illness.

As well as his work for the Barcelona Olympics, Gregotti designed a housing estate in Shanghai, China and the Merassi stadium in Genoa for the 1990s World Cup in Italy.