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Building, dwelling, thinking is back with great international architecture!

Building, dwelling, thinking is Cersaie’s cultural programme dedicated to architecture and design.

On Wednesday 16 December Ángela García de Paredes (Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos) and Fuensanta Nieto (Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos), hold a conference in which the projects of the two famous practices with offices in Madrid and Berlin have been illustrated.

Fuensanta Nieto graduated from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, the city where she was born in 1957, and continued her studies at Columbia University in New York. In 1985 he founded with Enrique Sobejano the practice that bears their names, present in Madrid and, since 2007 also in Berlin. Nieto has taught in major universities in Europe and the United States.

Ángela García de Paredes was born in Madrid in 1958. She graduated from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Madrid in 1983, received her PhD in Architecture at the Technical University of Madrid in 2015. Together with the architect Ignacio García Pedrosa, she founded the Paredes Pedrosa studio in 1990, combining free practice with teaching in the most important Spanish and international faculties of architecture.

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Alfonso Femia, Rudy Ricciotti and Marco Arioldi

On Monday 21 December it has been the turn of Alfonso Femia, Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia, Rudy Ricciotti and Marco Arioldi, Rudy Ricciotti Architecte.

Alfonso Femia is the creator and co-founder of 5+1 agency in 1995, that became 5+1AA in 2005, and that is transformed into Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia in 2017. He has been a Professor of Architectural Design Didactics at Kent State University in Florence, at the Universities of Ferrara and Genoa and visiting professor at the Hong-Kong University in China. In 2019, he has received from the cultural association LP the medal of the Italian President of the Republic being the artistic director of the third edition of the Pisa Biennale. 
Among his most recent projects, let's quote the Milanese Ice Factory (2009), the IULM University in Milan (2015), the Marseilles Docks (2015), the new BNL-BNP Paribas headquarters in Rome (2016), the Dallara Academy in Parme (2018), the building The Corner in Milan (2019). 
He has recently won the international competitions for the redevelopement of the First Italian State Mint in Rome, the construction of a hotel in Europacity, Paris and the new Sports City in Cosenza. He currently develops projects in La Ciotat, Montpellier, Lyon, Toulouse, Avignon, Tashkent, Milan, Vicenze, Algiers, La Spezia and Rome.

Rudy Ricciotti (Algiers, 1952)
“Architect and engineer, Grand Prix national d'architecture in 2006, Médaille d'or de l'Académie d'architecture, Rudy Ricciotti is representative of this generation of architects who combine creative power with true building culture.
"Pioneer and ambassador of concrete, he sublimates innovative cements in important realizations such as the Stadium of Vitrolles - 1994, the National Choreographic Center - Black Pavilion in Aix-en-Provence - 2006, the Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton - 2011, the Department of the Arts of Islam of the Louvre Museum - 2012, the MuCEM (Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean) in Marseille - 2013, the Jean Bouin Stadium in Paris - 2013, the Pont de la République in Montpellier - 2014, the Rivesaltes Field Memorial - 2015, or the Bordeaux Métropole Arena and its aerial parking lot in Floirac - 2017, the Humanities Library in Sélestat - 2018, the Regional Fund of Contemporary Art Normandie-Caen - 2019, the SMAC in Aix-en Provence - 2019, et the High Speed Station in Nantes - 2020.
He also builds abroad the Philharmonie Nikolaisaal in Potsdam, Germany - 2000, the Peace Footbridge in Seoul, South Korea - 2002, the CIAC " La Boverie " (International Center of Art and Culture) in Liege, Belgium - 2016.”
Rudy Ricciotti is also the author of many books and pamphlets, including Premières lignes in the Cassis Belli editions - 2019, L'exil de la beauté in the Textuel editions - 2019, Je te ressers un pastis ? in the editions de l'Aube - 2019, Mémorial du Camp de Rivesaltes in the editions Archibooks - 2016, Le béton en garde à vue in the editions Lemieux Éditeur - 2015, En vain in the editions Jannink - 2014, Conversations imaginaires "ou pas" in the editions un autre Reg'Art - 2014, L'architecture est un sport de combat in the editions Textuel - 2013, HQE in the editions Le Gac Press - 2013.

Born in Rovereto on April 29, 1977, Marco Arioldi is an Italian architect with a degree in Architecture from the Milan Polytechnic.
For over fifteen years he has been working as chief architect in Rudy Ricciotti's studio (Grand Prix d'architecture 2006).
For the latter, he is now responsible for the design of the future "Manufacture de Mode": the new 26000 m2 production headquarters of one of the most important players in French and international haute couture: Chanel.
Among the construction sites realized under his direction are: the Cocteau Museum in Menton, the House of Labor in Saint Etienne, the real estate complex L'Escabelle in Pessac and the rehabilitation of the Europe Tower in the Parisian district of Defense.
Parisian district of Defense.
Among the most important competitions won recently: the People's Tower of Clichy, the new port of Saint Cyprien and the golf eco-quarter of Istres, in tandem with Ateliers Jean Nouvel and François Fontes.
Since 2018, he has been one of Rudy Ricciotti's two associate architects.

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