Francesco Santoro

Graduated from the Palermo University of Architecture in Italy with apprenticeship in Organic Architecture at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin, USA and master in Landscape Architecture at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The following international collaborations were established with the offices of Enric Miralles in Barcelona, with Adriaan Geuze and West 8 landscape architects in Rotterdam, with Marcos Acayaba in São Paulo, with SWA Group and GLS landscape architecture in San Francisco and with the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Among the most important projects in which he has been involved were the completion of the Igualada Cemetery Chapel in Spain, the landscape project for the University of California Berkeley Residence Halls in the USA, the Olympic Park competition and the Marina da Gloria sailing venue for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games, and the RAI Italian television broadcasting studios in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In the past years he has pursued academic activity as professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at UFF, Fluminense Federal University in Niteroi and professor of Architecture and Interior Design in the Postgraduate program at IED, Istituto Europeo di Design in Rio de Janeiro,  Brazil, in addition to acting as a correspondent to the international architectural magazines: “l'Architettura. Cronache e Storia”, “Bioarchitettura”, “Compasses” and “AU Arquitetura & Urbanismo”.

 

Presently he is professor of History of Architecture, Design and Arts & Crafts at MADE Program Design Academy in Syracuse and professor of Design Drawing at Abadir Design Academy in Catania, Italy. 

selected projects

2018. Gold Circle. San Vito, Italy

2018. Art Prison hotel in Santa Caterina fortress (with Laís Domingos and Natália Bedim). Favignana, Italy

2017. Primo Maggio square. Udine, Italy

2016. Marina da Gloria Rio 2016 olympic and paralympic games sailing venue overlay. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

2015. Marina da Gloria Aquece Rio 2015 test event sailing venue overlay. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2014. Marina da Gloria Aquece Rio 2014 test event sailing venue overlay. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2014. RAI Italian television FIFA World Cup 2014 broadcasting studios. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013. Brazilian Antarctic Station (with Josep Mias). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012. Prainha & Grumari sensorial park. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012. Summer cabanon. San Vito, Italy

2011. Rio 2016 Olympic Park (with AECOM). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. First prize 

2011. Residential project. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011. Residential project. Lorena, Brazil

2010. Residential project. Palermo, Italy

2010. Commercial port signage and fencing (with Gianfranco Pavia and Andrea Blandino). Pantelleria, Italy

2009. Ports and marinas facilities (with Gabriella Giuntoli and Andrea Blandino). Pantelleria, Italy

2009. Sustainable house prototype. Palermo, Italy

2007. Mondello waterfront (with Sofie de Meester). Palermo, Italy

2007. Fashion store. Palermo, Italy

2006. Garden design. Mondello, Italy

2006. Emile Bockstael sustainable school (with Sofie de Meester). Bruxelles, Belgium

2006. Guardiano pier (with Sofie de Meester). Marina di Ravenna, Italy. Twelfth prize

2005. Roads infrastructure and services. Pantelleria, Italy. Fourth prize

2005. Botanical squares. Catania, Italy

2004. Palermo waterfront (with Sofie de Meester). Palermo, Italy. Fourth prize

2002. University of California Berkeley residence halls and bike sheds (with Gary Strang). San Francisco, USA

2001. University of Pacific landscape project (with SWA group). Stockton, USA

1999. Mountain bikes paths and services along railway. Alto Belice Corleonese, Italy

1999. Tourist paths and services along mountain parks. Alto Belice Corleonese, Italy

1998. Architecture and photography studio (with Stefano Savona). Palermo, Italy

1998. Nahuel Huapi national park hotel. Villa La Angostura, Argentina

1998. Fapesp administration offices (with Marcos Acayaba). São Paulo, Brazil. Fourth prize 

1997. University of São Paulo chemistry department. São Paulo, Brazil

1997. Residential project. San Vito, Italy

1996. The environs of Barcelona football stadium (with Antonio Salvato and Giovanni Raimondo). Barcelona, Spain

1996. Residential development (with West 8). Assen, the Netherlands

1995. Paseo Icaria exhibition (with Enric Miralles and Josep Mias). Rome, Italy

1994. Cemetery chapel (with Enric Miralles). Igualada, Spain

1993. Residential project. Erice, Italy

publications I interviews

2015.   RAI TV. Francesco Santoro architect, Rio de Janeiro. Eugenio de Paoli.

2014.   l'Indro. An Italian architect for Rio 2016. Patty Torchia. 

2014.   Annuario Rassegna Architettura. Ordine degli Architetti di Palermo. Residential projects in Sicily and Brazil 2010-2012

2011.   Annuario Rassegna Architettura. Ordine degli Architetti di Palermo. Residential projects in Sicily 1990-2010

2010.   Designing Mondello. Mondello waterfront

2008.   Rizoma Young Italian Architects Biennial. Fashion store

2007.   Contemporary Architecture in Sicily. Maurizio Oddo. Projects 1997-2007

2006.   Contemporary architecture in Sicily and the Netherlands. Emile Bockstael sustainable school

2006.   Sicily Architecture. Emile Bockstael sustainable school. Selected project. EXPA Sicilian Young Architects under 40

2006.   Living as tourists, architectures. Port infrastructures for Palermo and Ravenna.

1999.   Oggi Sicilia. A new studio for our city. Paola Nicita.

exhibitions

2018.    Art Prison hotel in Santa Caterina fortress. Baglio Florio, Selinunte, Italy

2018.    Brazilian projects 2013-2017. Ordine degli Architetti. Palermo, Cefalù, Italy

2018.    Primo Maggio square. Galleria del Progetto. Palazzo Morpurgo. Udine, Italy

2013.    Brazilian Antarctic Station. IAB, Instituto dos Arquitetos Brasileiros. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013.    Residential projects 2010-2012. Ordine degli Architetti. Palermo, Italy

2011.    Rio 2016 Olympic park. IAB, Instituto dos Arquitetos Brasileiros. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2010.    Residential projects 1990-2010. Ordine degli Architetti. Palermo, Italy

2008.    Fashion Store. Rizoma Young Italian Architects Biennial. Pontedera, Italy

2007.    Mondello waterfront. San Mattia church. Palermo, Italy

2006.    Emile Bockstael sustainable school. Travelling exhibition: Palermo, Catania, Acitrezza, Firenze, Chicago

2006.    Guardiano pier in Marina di Ravenna. Urban Center UniAdrion. Ravenna, Italy

2004.    Palermo waterfront. Loggiato San Bartolomeo. Palermo, Italy

1999.    Tourist paths and services along mountain parks. A.P.T. San Giuseppe Jato, Italy

1996.    Environs of Barcelona football stadium. Reial Drassanes. Barcelona, Spain

1996.    Villa Trabia historic park. Municipality. Palermo, Italy

1994.    Zephyr mixed use sustainable building. Ordine degli Architetti. Palermo, Italy

lectures

2019.04.04    Paisagens sensoriais. EAU UFF, Fluminense Federal University. Niterói, Brazil

2019.01.04.   Tracing places - Traçando lugares. IED, Istituto Europeo di Design. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2019.20.03.   Olhando através: em busca de uma arquitetura sensorial.UFSC, Santa Catarina Federal University, Florianópolis,Brazil

2018.06.23.   Art Prison hotel in Santa Caterina fortress. Architects meet in Selinunte, Baglio Florio, Selinunte, Italy

2018.06.07.   Art Prison hotel in Santa Caterina fortress. Palazzo Florio, Favignana, Italy

2018.05.16.   I progetti per i Giochi Olimpici di Rio de Janeiro 2016. Palermo Lab. University of Architecture. Palermo, Italy

2018.03.13.   Dalle Arts & Crafts al Bauhaus. MADE Program. Accademia di Belle Arti Rosario Gagliardi. Siracusa, Italy

2018.03.09    EMBT Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue office and architecture tour. IED, Istituto Europeo di Design.Barcelona, Spain

2017.04.13    Francesco Santoro Architecture, projetos. IED, Istituto Europeo di Design. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2017.02.17    A Arquitetura Paisagística de Enric Miralles. EAU UFF, Fluminense Federal University. Niterói, Brazil

2017.01.19    EMBT Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue office and architecture tour. IED, Istituto Europeo di Design.Barcelona, Spain

2016.09.09    In between, coisas vistas à direita e à esquerda (sem óculos nem iPhone). FAU USP, University of São Paulo, Brazil

2016.10.28    Arquitetura Paisagística Contemporânea. Semana de Arquitetura. EAUD, Estácio de Sá University. Niterói, Brazil

2015.09.19    Francesco Santoro Architecture, projetos. Semana de Arquitetura. EAUD, Estácio de Sá University. Niterói, Brazil

2015.11.19    Escuelas de Arte de Cuba. IED, Istituto Europeo di Design. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012.05.18    Francesco Santoro Architecture, projetos. UFRJ PROURB. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012.11.16    Rio 2016 Olympic Park competition. The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL Unit 16 workshop. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011.11.08    O concurso do parque olimpico Rio 2016. EAU UFF, Fluminense Federal University. Niterói, Brazil

2007.04.26    Architetto Francesco Santoro, progetti. University of Architecture. Siracusa, Italy

2007.05.29    Architettura bioclimatica: principi di sostenibilità. University of Architecture. Agrigento, Italy

1994.             Principi di architettura organica. L'esperienza di apprendistato a Taliesin. University of Architecture. Palermo, Italy

1990.03.15    Sicilian landscape and architecture. Taliesin West. Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Scottsdale, USA

teaching

2019-2020    Professor of design drawing at Abadir Design Academy. Catania, Italy

2018-2020    Professor of history of architecture, design and arts & crafts at MADE Program Design Academy. Siracusa, Italy

2016-2017    Professor of landscape architecture and urban design. EAU UFF, Fluminense Federal University. Niterói, Brazil

2014-2017    Professor of architecture at MA.DE.IN. Postgraduate program. IED, Istituto Europeo di Design. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2018.            Invited professor at University of Architecture. Palermo, Italy

2017.            Invited professor at IED, Istituto Europeo di Design. Barcelona, Spain

2015-2016    Invited professor at PUC, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013.            Invited professor at ETSAB, Polytechnic University of Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain

2012-2013    Invited professor at UFRJ, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012.            Invited assistant at workshop Valparaíso-Ciudad Abierta. EAD PUCV, Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile

2012.            Invited professor at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL Unit 16 workshop. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011-2016    Invited professor at EAUD, Estácio de Sá University. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2007.            Invited professor at University of Architecture. Siracusa, Italy

2007.            Invited professor at University of Architecture. Agrigento, Italy

1994.            Invited professor at University of Architecture. Palermo, Italy

1990.            Invited professor at Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Scottsdale, USA

writings

2016.            Mauá square refurbishment project in Rio. AU Arquitetura e Urbanismo 262, Brazil

2015.            Mareines+Patalano MOPI sustainable school in Rio. AU Arquitetura e Urbanismo 255, Brazil 

2013.            Bernardes+ Jacobsen soft sea Wave: MAR museum of art of Rio. AU Arquitetura e Urbanismo 229, Brazil

2013.            Josep Mias Plug-in building Barcelona. Context. The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, Great Britain

2013.            In between, coisas vistas à direita e à esquerda (sem óculos nem iPhone). Master degree thesis. UFRJ, Federal

                     University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012.            Archea tech cabin pavilion at Rio+20 sustainable development conference. AU arquitetura e urbanismo 221, Brazil

2011.            Richard Rogers in Rio de Janeiro. AU Arquitetura e Urbanismo 205, Brazil

2011.            A radical act of framing: the architecture of Office, Kersten Geers & David Van Severen. Compasses 013, Dubai

2010.            XII Internacional Bienal of Architecture in Venice. AU Arquitetura e Urbanismo 199, Brazil

2010.            Minimal Baroque, Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum of XXI Century Arts. AU Arquitetura e Urbanismo 196, Brazil

2010.            The concrete poetry of the Brazilian architect Decio Tozzi. AU Arquitetura e Urbanismo 193, Brazil

2009.            Building Climate Landscape: the arab-norman gardens in Palermo. BIOARCHITETTURA 56, Italy 

2008.            Venice Bienal 2008: architecture beyond building. AU Arquitetura e Urbanismo 176, Brazil

2008.            47. Design Furniture in Milan/ Satellite Exhibition/ Green Energy Design. AU Arquitetura e Urbanismo 171, Brazil

2008.            America’s Cup 2007, Veles y Vents building/ Sails Patchwork. AU Arquitetura e Urbanismo 170, Brazil 

2000.            Carlo Scarpa in Palermo. AU Arquitetura e Urbanismo 88, Brazil 

1998.            The structural curiosity of the Brazilian architect Marcos Acayaba. l'Architettura. Cronache e Storia 517/518, Italy 

1993.            Frank Lloyd Wright: a critical historical study on organic architecture and the continuity of the Taliesin school          

                     nowadays. Degree thesis. University of Architecture. Palermo, Italy

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