1975 / Padova

Francesca Torzo (*1975 in Padova, Italy) established her own studio in Genova in 2008. She has studied architecture at the TU Delft, ETSAB Barcelona, AAM in Mendrisio and the IUAV in Venice. She has been working for Peter Zumthor in Haldenstein and Bosshard Vaquer in Zurich and has been a teaching assistant for Atelier Bearth at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in Switzerland. Since 2017 she is holding a professorship at the Bergen School of Architecture in Norway. Torzo has been part of the 16th architecture Biennale in Venice as part of Freespace curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in 2018 and was the chairman of the Maarten Van Severen Foundation in Ghent from 2018-2019. Torzo has been the winner of the WA Moira Gemmill Prize in 2020. Her project for the extension of the Z33 in Hasselt has been awarded with the International Piranesi award in 2018, as well as with the Italian Architecture Prize in 2020. The project has also been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe award of 2020.

Published on

23 October 2020