Italian architect Vittorio Gregotti dies of coronavirus

Vittorio Gregotti renovated Barcelona's Olympic Stadium.

Vittorio Gregotti, an architect who helped renovate the 1992 Barcelona Olympic stadium, has died at the age of 92 after catching coronavirus.

He died in a Milan hospital on Sunday. According to local media, he died of pneumonia after having contracted Covid-19.

Gregotti also designed a housing estate in Shanghai, China and the Merassi stadium in Genoa for the 1990s World Cup in Italy.

Fellow Italian architect Stefano Boeri described him as a “master of international architecture” who “created the story of our culture”.

Gregotti’s wife Mariana Mazza remains in hospital in Milan.