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Feasibility study for the refurbishment of empty office spaces on top of the E.ON factory, transformed into an art foundation.
Commissioned project.
Client: E.ON
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Year: 2011.

Situated on the Blekerstraat, close to the cultural axis of Witte de Withstraat, this energy power plant is still in use.
with exception of one office floor. E.ON is an energy production company. Its marketing program includes a biannual promotion of fine
arts and classical music. The current situation combines the main production building with a small office space. We amputate part of
this space and replace it with a new pre fabricated volume. Then, we shift this volume to west, in order to create a terrace to east. We
add autonomous stairs and an elevator and create an autonomous building on top of the existing one.
The proposal for the E.ON Art Foundation internalizes the marketing investments of the company, while adding a new cultural facility in the hart of the
city. The management of the foundation can be easily carried on by one of the several private art institutions, while remaining a flag of
the E.ON cultural involvement in the Rotterdam.


Research project.
Research by design on the re-use of the post-war office legacy of Rotterdam.
Client: Municipality of Rotterdam, Bureau Binnenstad.
Grant: Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur.
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Year: 2011-2012

Research on the re-use of the post-war vacant office buildings in Rotterdam.
The study proposes an evaluation of the urban and architectural value of the vacant buildings, in order to reorganize and reuse their spaces, revitalize the city center, inject new economical and cultural value to the buildings and give the surrounding public space back to the city.
This study is based on a building evaluation chart from TU Delft, department of Real Estate.


International urban planning competition.
Total planning area:
Location: Norrköpping, Sweden.
Design: 2011.


International architecture competition.
Program: 8.685 sqm auditorium and accessory spaces, parking.
Client: Municipality of Acilia.
Budget: € 4.375.000.
Location: Acilia, Rome, Italy.
Year: 2011.

Simple, intelligent and efficient are the qualities that define our proposal for the Acilia Auditorium in Rome. An almost industrial shelter that has no aim to become an icon within the public space but rather support it and become part of its structure.
The building hosts the primary functions for a small audirorium, positioning it in the very heart of the public gallery. Like a jewel in a box, the auditorium offers the best acoustic quality for every possible performance and the possibility to disapper and leave space to public events, fairs, exhibitions, parties. Thanks to the double protection offered by the service functions concentrated on the petimetre, as well as the internal double glass walls, the auditorium offers the best comfort for every performance. The walls slide vertically with a mechanical system. The same happens to the rows of seats that can assume different configurations till being allineated with the foyer level, transforming the whole structure in a ‘hangar’ kind of space, completely open and in continuity with the surrounding park. This system makes the internal spaces an extensión of the external park. The lateral ramps system gives continuity to the public space and the green even during the closing hours of the auditorium. In fact, the park is extended on the roof of the building, with an unexpected water pond that, as well as assuming a landscape role, becomes a collector of rain water, re-used for the internal toilets and the irrigation of the park.


Commissioned project.
Masterplan for a business and technology park.
Program: Offices, housing, retail, hotel, congress center and cultural facilities.
Total area: 45 ha.
Location: Zhuzhou, China.
Design: 2011 >
Status: on going.

The three cities originally connected by the Xiangjiang River are now integrating into one urban area. The urban form is turning into a ‘City Loop’, with an ecological ‘Green Heart’ in the middle. This regional integration strategy is implemented upon a very strong infrastructural network, connecting the main cities within the region to the rest of the country.
According to the new urban regulations, the central area of the new Yung Long town where this business park project is located, appears as the centre of the new development on the urban scale. The new masterplan will be programmatically linked to the consolidated city centre of Zhuzhou, yet it will create a new functional centre for the satellite city. The program portrays a multifunctional business oriented heart that will centralize the activities, becoming the new city centre for the adjoining areas, respectively the leisure/ tourisme epicenter and the administrative/ logistic epicenter.
As said, in this network of macro-areas within the new town, the central cluster plays an epicentric role, being heart between the Institutional development to the south and the Leisure pole to the north. For this reason it is possible to portray a leading role of this central cluster, giving attention to its multifunctional vocation.
Following the national highway that brings from Zhuzhou ti Changsha and the regional airport, the central area of Yong Long town can define a necklace of public program specializations that could help the sequence of projects work as a network, without competing with each other. In this context, based on the functional destination of the Yung Long International New Digital Technology Park, we can propose to focus on the Congress-Exhibition facilities, making the masterplan a leading destination for business oriented services.


范围:四十五公顷复合功能规划: 办公,居住,零售,宾馆,会议中心,文化设施。






Commissioned project.
Tourism planning feasibility research & branding strategy.
Client: Municipality of Avetrana.
Location: Avetrana, Region of Puglia, Italy.
Year: 2011.

This project for the strategic development of the Puglia region in the international tourism market is based on an analytical approach, that analyses the different local conditions and their “vernacular essence”. Unicity and variety are the values that we want to transmit in the tourism offer of this region. At the same time, this “nostalgic touch”, crashes with the market reality that asks for ‘all inclusive’ formulas and standardized services. This study looks for a branding strategy capable to comunicate with the rules of market, yet pursue culture and local identity.