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Daniela Colafranceschi

Catanzaro (Italy)

Daniela Colafranceschi

Architect. Member of the Prize’s Board of Experts.

An architect with a PhD in Architectural Projects, she is a lecturer in Landscape Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture at the Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, where she has been engaged in academic work since 1991. Between 2007 and 2012 she was head of International Relations in the faculty. She was also director of the international Erasmus Programme “Changing Landscape: Mediterranean Sensitive Areas Design” from 2008 to 2011. She has taught in numerous universities, including ETSAB, UPF, and UAB in Barcelona, the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna, the ENA in Rabat, the KU in Leuven, and the University of Pennsylvania, amongst others.

Notable examples of her professional work are gardens she has designed in Fara Sabina, Rome, Chaumont-sur-Loire, Canet de Mar, and Girona and, for the latter project, she received the 2003 FAD Opinion Award. Her ephemeral work Giardino del Vento (Wind Garden) received First Prize at the Green and Landscape Festival (Rome) in 2013. Her writings and projects have been published in magazines including Abitare, Arquitectura Viva, L’Urbe, Piso and Topos, among many others. She has published many books on architecture, including Sull’involucro in architettura: Herzog, Nouvel, Perrault, Piano, Prix, Suzuki, Venturí, Wines (Librerie Dedalo 1996), Carme Pinós Arquitecturas (Gustavo Gili, 2015) and Un Altro Mediterraneo (Altralinea, 2015). From 2000 and 2010 she was director of the Land&Scape (Gustavo Gili), which received a Special Mention in the FAD Thought and Criticism awards in 2011.

Last update: April 2019

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