Alessandra Cianchetta: AWP: Toward a Climate

Photo of a building by AWP.

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Department of Architecture Fall 2013 Lecture Series

Alessandra Cianchetta is an architect and founding partner of AWP in Paris and AWP-HHF in Basel, Switzerland. Her award-winning work ranges from large-scale urban design to temporary installations largely focusing on public space and cultural buildings. Current projects include a 70,000-square-meter public space and follies project for the Jardins de l'Arche below the Grande Arche de la Défense, which will include a series of cultural and leisure buildings and follies set in a park in Poissy, France; and the general master plan and construction of a 85,000-square-meter housing and mixed-use sector in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Her work is regularly presented at many architectural venues worldwide such as Cité de l'Architecture in Paris; MoMA in New York City, and Maxxi in Rome. She was awarded the French Ministry of Culture Prize for Best Young Architects and was given the PJU National Urban Planning award in 2010.

She was trained as an architect and landscape designer in Rome, Madrid, and Barcelona and worked with Enric Miralles (EMBT) and Elias Torres (JAMLET) in Barcelona before founding AWP.