NAUTA architecture & research is an office operating in the fields of architecture, spatial planning and design research. Founded by Maurizio Scarciglia in 2007, after work experiences at OMA-Rem Koolhaas’s and Massimiliano Fuksas, the office developed an analytical method resilient to different cultural, political and economic conditions. This method allows the office to space across different geographical contexts and project scales, from regional planning and landscape to architecture and interior design. The office focus on green, blue and circular economy is the base of its multidisciplinary actions, capable of driving complex projects towards thoroughly structured planning frameworks and economic feasibility plans. 


Maurizio Scarciglia founded NAUTA architecture & research in 2007. He studied at TU Delft and at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome, where he graduated with honors with a critical project on the sustainable design of the XXIst century suburbia. His thesis was finalist in the “Archiprix International” and exhibited at the Technical University of Istanbul. His experience includes consultancy for UN Habitat in Palestine and for municipalities in Italy, France, China, Morocco. 

Next to the architectural practice, he’s the head of the spatial planning program at HZ University of Middelburg, the Netherlands, with special focus on the future of global delta cities and water related human interventions.  Previous to founding NAUTA he worked at OMA Rem Koolhaas as project architect for the redevelopment of the former Mercati Generali in Rome and on several other projects, among which the CCC Cordoba Congress Centre and the Goya Museum in Zaragoza, Spain. Scarciglia’s academic experience includes working at the TU Delft, the Amsterdam and Tilburg Academies of Architecture, the Birzeit University in Ramallah. He regularly lectures in several cultural institutions worldwide. Scarciglia worked as editor for several architecture magazines, among which Metamorfosi (Italy) and C3 (South Korea).


Maurizio Scarciglia (IT), Elisabetta Paglia (IT), Yohel Banguela Gonzalez (IT-CU), Chiara De Rosa (IT), Mattia Di Biagi (IT), Alessandro La Scola (IT) Francesco Annoscia (IT), Antonella Persi (IT), Bram Klemans (NL), Pietro Palimodde (IT), Aleksandar Pilyov (BG),  Alessandra Evangelista (IT), Chiara Manca (IT), Varvara Kozlova (RU), Alessandra Naso (IT), Daan Van Schaik (NL), Gregorio Berti (IT), Chiara Cussa (IT), Benedetta Quaglio (IT), Tianyue Ma (CN), Nur Zayat (LB), Anastasia Celli (IT), Valentina Cella (IT), Dai Feng (CN), Chiara Baldi (IT), Tatiana Piludu (IT), Mattia Ghigo (IT), Francesca Vanelli (IT), Tianyi Xue (CN), Francesca Po (IT), Angelo Torre (IT), Anita Faggi (IT), Wei Ping Lin (TW), Paul Kierkels (NL), Rachele Lomurno (IT), Nien-Ping Huang (Johanna) (TW), Giulia Massa (IT), Li Gubai (CN), Jorge Rodríguez San Román (ES), Valentina Coletta (IT), Alfredo Roccia (IT), Hou Manhua (CN), Gladys Perez (ES), Hua Xia (CN), Montaine Gru (FR), Gaia Agostini (IT),  Stefano Govoni (IT), Karolina Szóstkiewicz (PL), Adhyaksa Mardjuni (ID), Han Xiao (CN), Sergio Pucciano (IT), Antonella Lanzo (IT), Vincenzo Scarano (IT), Yingtian Zhang (CN), Maria Vlagoidou (GR), Alessandro Capello (IT), Cao Feile (CN), Catalina García Trujillo (ES), Antonio Silva Caparros (ES), David de Cos Román (ES), Luis Oliva Andrade (ES), Bruna Vendemmia (IT), Mohamed Ahsen Jamil (UK-PK), Paolo Concetti (IT), Giovanna Caló (IT), Patrizia Gatto (IT), Celeste de Caro (IT), Claudio Colaci (IT), Kostas Biliūnas (LT), Enrico Bongiovanni (IT), Valeria Doro (IT), Alessandro Chiccoli (IT), Lisa Troiano (IT), Ruzbe Gofranian (IT-IR), Marco Zamponi (IT), Xin Pang (CN), Igor Lusardi (IT), Alessandra Pepe (IT), Inaki Arbelaiz (ES), Roman Kristesiasvily (GE), Lucrezia Muti (IT).


EPA Paris (FR)

N-draw Paris (FR)- Visualization

CIPENSO (NL) – Creative Project and Design management

Rotterdame Design (NL) – Visualization

KU Leuven (BE)

Enser S.r.l (IT) – structures

Studio TI (IT) – MEP

Liliane Geerling (NL) – Sustainability and climate resilience

VT Lab (UK) – Landscape  design

Arcadis New York (USA) – Water management and civil engineering

New York University (USA)

Enplus, Belgrade (RS) – sustainability

Ingeco – Francesco Sylos Labini (IT) – structures

ARUP Amsterdam (NL) – structures

Igor Lusardi (IT) – real estate

Nicoletta Piersantelli Lanschaftsarchitectin (AT) – landscape architecture

Robota (FR) – visualization

Vincenzo Scarano (IT) – visualization

Sabine Heine (DE) – illustrations

Jody Bilieu (USA) – translations

Mariana Idiarte (NL) – business negotiations

Baiban architects (Shenzhen, CN)

2xlrm architects (IT)

Annabelle Munch (FR)

Fabiana Toni (NL)

TU Delft, Department of Urbanism (NL)

TU Delft, Chair of Landscape Design (NL)

Universidad San Francisco, Faculty of Architecture, Quito (EC)Fontys Academy Tilburg (NL)

FUR, Future Urban Regions (NL)

HIS, International institute of Urban Management, Rotterdam (NL)

Regione Puglia, Progetto ‘Bollenti Spiriti’ (IT)

UN Habitat, Nairobi (KI)

SADI – Shenzhen Architecture Design Institute (CN)

OMA Hong Kong (CN)

MAXWAN architects and urbanists (NL)


Cabinet d’ Architecture et de Design Najiba el Alami Malti – Rabat (MA)

Metrostudio Landscape Architects,  London (UK)

Metrostudio Landscape Architects, Shenzhen (CN)

IPCC- International Peace and Cooperation Centre, Jerusalem (IL)

New York University (USA)

HZ University of Applied Sciences, Vlissingen (NL)

A+E Design, Shenzhen (CN)

UPDIS, Urban Planning Design Institute Shenzhen (CN)

TENIO Academy, Tianjin (CN)

Qlab, Creativity and Culture, beijing (CN)

CCTN, China United Zhujing Architecture Design, Shanghai (CN)

Stimuleringfonds creative industrie, Rotterdam (NL)

EMBT- Miralles Tagliabue, Barcelona (ES)

Van Allen Institute, New York (USA),

Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Guangzhou (CN)

Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Shanghai (CN)

Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Beijing (CN)

Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rabat (MA)

Consulate General of Italy in Guangzhou (CN)

Alvisi Kirimoto, Rome (IT)

Deltastudio, Ronciglione (IT)

DMP Architetti, Budoia, PD (IT)

ELAB – Shanghai (CN)

Inside Outside, Petra Blaise (NL)

Costanza Lamantia, Johannesbourg (SA)

UABB- Shenzhen Architecture and Urbanism Biennale (CN)

BJDW- Beijing Design Week (CN)

MAPDL, Maison de l’ Architecture Nantes (FR)

EME3 Festival, Barcelona (ES)

Heritage Space Cultural Centre, Hanoi (VT)

Fondazione Ottone Zanolin ed Elena Dametto Onlu, Pordenone (IT)

Ordine degli Architetti DI Pordenone (IT)

APE- Agenzia per l’ energia del Friuli Venezia Giulia (IT)

Comune di Biella (IT)

AIR Foundation Rotterdam (NL)

MAMA Showroom for Media and Moving Art, Rotterdam (NL)

Associazione Italiana Architettura e critica, Rome (IT)

Mothership Rotterdam (NL)

Pecha Kucha Rotterdam (NL)