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ALLEGRA FORNACA DATE OF BIRTH NATIONALITY ADDRESS PHONE SKYPE EMAIL

22.01.1991 italian Landalagången 7, 41130 Göteborg (Sweden) +46 762 838531 alle.rf alle.rf91@gmail.com

EDUCATION 2016 - 2018

M. Sc. in Architecture and Planning beyond Sustainability Chalmers University of Technology | Göteborg (Sweden)

2010 - 2015

M. Sc. in Architecture Faculty of Architecture “Biagio Rossetti” | Ferrara (Italy) 5 years - program - Final Grade: 110/110 cum laude

01.2014 - 06.2014 2005 - 2010

Erasmus program School of Architecture and Design | Oslo (Norway) Scientific High School Diploma Liceo Scientifico “F.Vercelli” | Asti (Italy) Final Grade: 100/100

WORKING EXPERIENCE 02.2016 - 05.2016

U67 Office of Architecture | Aarhus (Denmark)

CERTIFICATES TOEFL | Test of English as a Foreigh Language | Score: 113/120 FCE | First Certificate of English | Score: A ECDL | European Computer Driving License 2


WORKSHOPS 2017

Innovation Weekend | UN Sustainable Development Goal #11 BlackDot Association | Göteborg (Sweden)

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Domesticity in Public Space | Hammarkullen Culture Walk Chalmers University + ONOFF collective/studio | Göteborg (Sweden)

2014

Historic City Centres | International Workshop CEPT University | Ahmedabad and Jodhpur (India)

AWARDS 2018 2017 2016

Special Prize | “The Vault” | Sustainable Building Competition Studio Älvstadsleveransen: Circular Consolidation Centre in Frihamnen, Göteborg. Competition organised by: Chalmers University | Älvstranden | 3XN ∕ GXN

Third Prize | “Höjdpunkten är knutpunkten” | Framtidens Resande

Competition organised by: Sweco and Volvo Group

Awarded Project | “Hula Hoop. Il giro giusto” | AAA Architetti Cercasi Carried outduring my internship at U67 Office of Architecture in Aarhus (Denmark)

LANGUAGES Italian English Swedish

mothertongue professional good

COMPUTER SKILLS AutoCAD

professional

Rhinoceros

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Cinema4D

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ArchiCAD

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Microsoft Office Suite SketchUp Adobe Photoshop | Illustrator Indesign | Premiere

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ACADEMIC WORKS

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MASTER's THESIS (2018) A RESILIENT FLOODING ADAPTATION STRATEGY IN HENร…N (ORUST) Master Program in Architecture and Planning Beyond Sustainability Chalmers University | Gรถteborg (Sweden) | May 2018

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Climate change and, consequently, flooding risk, are currently threatening our cities all around the world, urging for municipalities, urban planners, and communities to provide resilient and sustainable solutions. Numerous measures are being implemented, ranging from engineered to nature-based ones, although invasive solutions such as hard flood-protection structures and relocation strategies still widely support the established paradigm of two contrasting scenarios for cities: dry and stable, or wet and harmed. This Master’s Thesis aims to question this norm, by researching a balance between the built and the natural environment, turning the threat into a resource. From being a disruptive force, water becomes an element embedded in a dynamic landscape, creating new urban qualities, and achieving a new equilibrium. The present work is developed within

the framework of the Systemic Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Settlements project, coordinated by Sweco, which aims at creating an adaptation planning tool for small municipalities in Sweden currently facing flooding risks and having limited budget. The planning tool will be implemented in Marstrand and Henån, two towns located along the Swedish west coast. The latter is considered as a study case in this Thesis; nowadays Henån is facing different challenges, in addition to climate change effects, which concern socio-economic, as well as urban development, issues. The research is based on a theoretical framework, finding its foundation in the concept of Ecological Resilience, thus defined as the ability of a system to absorb disturbances and still persist, to change, and reorganize itself. Overcoming the "threshold"

(a flooding event) thus means for the urban system to learn from this experience and react to it, adjusting itself and reaching a new configuration; this is positively different from the previous one, as new, diverse, qualities are discovered, thanks to the adaptation strategy. A collection of flooding and sea-level rise adaptation measures was carried out, categorized according to their approach, distinguishing between grey, green and hybrid solutions. Subsequently, an evaluation of these measures was performed, based on the extent to which they allow a dynamic interaction between the urban element and the water. The result is a set of urban strategies providing resilient adaptive solutions which could enhance new opportunities and values for the town of Henån, tackling its dynamism and transformative capacity. 7


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Orust is an island municipality in Västra Götaland, presenting 15000 inhabitants who triplicate in the summer, as it is a very touristic destination. Its main city is Henan, located in the North of the island along the main infrastructure (V160), connecting it to Uddevalla and Goteborg. The harbour is a central and important part of the village, although currently it feels undervalued due to its planning and limited accessibility. Moreover, the flooding risk is becoming a preminent issue, as it is projected that the sea level rise will be of +1 m by 2100, while temporary floodings can reach up to +2.5 m even today. This could have a significant impact on the current coastline and require measures providing protection for the inhabitants and the infrastructures. At the same time, the refurbishment of the harbour has great potential to bring benefits to the town. The research of a balance between the future natural conditions and the development of the urban settlement is at the basis of project. 8

The analyses have highlighted three major objectives for the achievement of new urban qualities and three for the overall adaptation strategy. The adaptive solutions become therefore the tool thanks to which these goals are reached, ensuring flexibility and responsive diversity, The six goals are conceptually coupled, the necessary strategies are selected, and, eventually, the design application proposal is carried out. The outcomes of this project, therefore, are: The achievement of new urban qualities from a social, environmental, and economic sustainability point of view. (e.g. public spaces and green areas can enhance recreational opportunities and biodiversity in Henån's city center, as well as significantly contribute to the management of water runoff.) The development of flexible cities, able to withstand changes without denying their identity. Cities and communities have always establi-

shed themselves on the border between land and water, and this cultural identity should be preserved. (e.g. the use of amphibious structures guarantees their functionality in case of rising water levels, without precluding their accessibility to the people and the continuation of water-related activities happening along the waterfront.) The attempt of creating a harmonic coexistence of humans and nature in the same environment, without preventing one another from expressing themselves. Creating room for the water to come in and become part of the urban scape acknowledges its presence and does not constrain it within hard barriers. The water is free to flow and become a protagonist in the urban system. Nevertheless, the city is designed in order to provide facilities, infrastructures, and public spaces which would not be put at risk by the sea level rise, but rather embrace it and persist through the change of conditions. (e.g. Water squares)


URBAN QUALITIES Accessibility to the waterfront Development of the city center Enhancing green spaces

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ENHANCING GREEN SPACES WATER MANAGEMENT

DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY CENTER PROTECTION OF PEOPLE AND PROPERTIES

ACCESSIBILITY TO THE WATERFRONT DYNAMIC BORDER BETWEEN LAND AND SEA

URBAN ANALYSIS

OBJECTIVES

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Dynamic and flexible border: the water comes towards the land, the city goes towards the water

Accessible waterfront despite the rising sea level

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Sea level rise projection by 2100 (+1 m)

Cars/pedestrian usage of land

No strict separation between land and sea Pursue of a more resilient and flexible solution

Protection of the infrastructure

Protection of people

Development of more various types of businesses and functions

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FLOODING ADAPTATION STRATEGIES

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restaurant and cafeteria music hall

Elevation of streets

Hierarchy of infrastructures

parking lots

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library and culture house

offices (1st floor) retail (ground floor)

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The Masterplan proposal is not meant to be a definitive design, but rather the suggestion of a possible comprehensive strategy, using adaptation measures as a resource in order to achieve both flooding risk management, and the refurbishment of the area. It is a flexible urban space, a “work in progress�, attempting not to present a static solution, but rather a system that can carry on and readapt through constant change. The rising water shapes the landscape, the built environment creates room for it, without denying the creation of a lively urban scape, which develops along the main axes, opening up to public flexible spaces. A mutual and dynamic relationship between the architectural and the natural element is established: every component of the urban system interacts with the water in different ways and timescapes, always providing new experiences, making the system evolve to different configurations and creating new identities. 13


RESPONSE OF THE URBAN SYS

+ 0.5 m

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+ 1.4 m

The natural embankments leave space for the water to come in

A new coastline is formed, as the urban scape is shaped by the water

The primary and secondary infrastructure provide escape routes to the safe zones

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STEM TO A FLOODING EVENT

+ 2.5 m

Diversion and Storage phase

Storage and Drainage phase

The primary infrastructure offers accessibility to the site through both movable and fixed structures

The water is diverted to the storage areas through canals, slopes and ditches

The water is slowly drained to the main green storage areas, and eventually drained back to the sea

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MASTER's THESIS (2015) Requalification of an old concrete factory and the adjacent harbour of the town of Chioggia (Venezia) M.Sc. Architecture | Ferrara University (Italy) | 2015 | with Veronica Drei

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Terra Marique is a Latin expression to state a double way to reach a place, which is therefore representing a border between two elements: the earth and the sea: the lagoon environment is a clear example of this kind of place. Chioggia, a small town in the Venice lagoon, was built on a series of islands and has always had a strong relationship both with the land and the sea. On one of these islands a series of industrial activities took place during the 20th century, along with the development of the harbour. Today it’s a place of change: the harbour is going to host a cruise terminal

and therefore a great amount of turists visiting the town, while the former concrete factory is abandoned and in need of refurbishment. This area is then thought to be a future crucial connection between the historic city centre and the lagoon: this should be done considering the two new ways of approaching the site, from the sea and from the land. Those who are coming from the sea are to be gradually introduced to the historic town, while those coming from the centre have to rediscover the lagoon, its landscape and its principal element: the water. this is playing an important role in

the project, acting not only as something to be admired but a living element of the urban landscape, almost like a costruction material, shaping it. The refurbishment of the former industrial site creates a lively area where commercial and cultural activities, as well as residential buildings, take place. The coexistence of new and old constructions represented a major challenge within the project, as the aim was to find a balance between the past and the future identity of the place. Consequently,the old factory and the new cruise terminal become the two main landmarks. 17


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The main building of the old concrete factory is rethought as a mall, a commercial public space located on the main way to the city centre and the lagoon. In its large and severe volume a series of boxes hosting the shops, made by glass and steel, are placed at three different levels creating an animated path across the building. The boxes create a connection with the outside by literally breaking the wall and exposing themselves.

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The new cruise terminal can host a maximum of 1800 passengers. it necessarily had to be oriented in the same direction of the dock and given the large spaces required, it could have ended up as an impressive building blocking

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the view to the beautiful lagoon landscape. It was therefore divided in multiple blocks, creating an animated path towards the lagoon and interesting perspectives to glimpse in. The main building hosts the cruise terminal, while a

cafeteria and a r plan is quite ess internal arrange ding is the long


restaurant are placed on its two sides. The sential, offering great flexibility for the ement. The strongest element of the builcorridor receiving the cruisers, which

is 230 metres long, connecting the three buildings, and can be used as a public panoramic passage when the terminal is closed. The whole structure is in steel and glass, while a series of wooden brise-soleils are to shade the light.

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SUSTAINABLE CO-LIVING SHARING living, working and educational facilities IN AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDING IN CENTRAL Gร–TEBORG Master Course | Chalmers University | Gรถteborg (Sweden) 2017 | with G. Gaioni, N. Shabarek

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The project consisted of a Co-Living building located close to GÜtaplatsen, one of GÜteborg’s most important squares. The theme was interpreted as a Student House, promoting a sustainable and collective way of living, where sharing involves facilities but also responsibilities.The multi-storey building presents a public ground floor, hosting a restaurant and a cafeteria-auditorium-showroom. This is a space that can inform about the sustainable features of the building, opening to the public and setting an example for future projects. The student rooms are located on the upper floors, where they share kitchens and greenhouses. The residents grow in fact their own food, using a hydroponic system which provides enough amount of vegetable also for the restaurant. 29


CLT slab, load bearing walls and pillars frame

wooden cladding 25 mm air gap with framing for cladding 50 mm waterproof layer wood-fiber thermal insulation 160 mm CLT bearing wall 140 mm vapour barrier technical insulated gap 50 mm gypsum board 13 mm

concrete load-bearing walls 250 mm

concrete slab 400 mm

wooden flooring 20 mm structural frame for the flooring waterproof layer rockwool insulation with integrated slope (2%) 50-80 mm aluminium gutter glass parapet with aluminium frame waterproof layer CLT slab 140 mm air gap 50 mm wooden cladding 25 mm

wooden flooring 15 mm OSB panel 20 mm sand 25 mm vapour barrier wood-fiber thermal insulation 40 mm technical gap filled with sand 50 mm waterproof insulation acoustic insulation 4 mm CLT slab 140 mm technical gap for ventilation pipes 125 mm gypsum board 13 mm

CLT slab 140 mm

CLT load-bearing walls 140 mm

structural system and detail of the faรงade CLT slab 140 mm wooden beams glulam pillars 250 mm 30

A study of the solar radiation and the natural ventilation has been carried out in order to use passive strategies to heat the building. The greenhouses are located to maximize the heat gain, while a termite ventilation system is used.The structure consists of a concrete basement and core, coupled with wooden glulam beams and pillars and CLT walls to form the modules of the rooms. The materials used presents low CO2 emissions. A dry construction system was used in order to allow flexibility and be disassembled in case of future needs.


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THE VAULT a c ir c ular c onsolidatio n c enter promoti ng a flexibl e, sustai n abl e approac h to waste and goods ma nagement Special Prize - Studio Competition | Chalmers University | Gรถteborg (Sweden) 2017 | with M. Alwan, G. Gaioni, E. Roussou, N. Shabarek

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PROTOTYPE modular modular structure structure easy to assemble T O O Land S replicate flexibility in shape height easy to assemble andand replicate adaptÁH[LELOLW\LQVKDSHDQGKHLJKW to host different functions

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The city of Goteborg is going through a massive process of urban development, leading to the construction of dense urban areas which will require strategic services regarding the delivery of goods and waste. A Circular Consolidation Center (CCC) is a logistic facility which can eliminate the heavy traffic deriving from these activities. Goods are stored in the CCC, then delivered to households and companies by electric cars (or drones, in the future), which will collect waste and bring

it back to the center. An urban network of CCC has been studied to be the most efficient solution, and this project seeks to develop a prototype for a CCC which could be replicated around the city, adapting to its needs and features, being standardised and contextualized at the same time, hosting other activities which can bring new qualities and benefits to the surroundings. A modular structure is therefore a perfect solution: it is easy to assemble and be replicated. A dry construction system responds

to a necessity of flexibility, as buildings require to be customized depending on needs and location. The choice of materials and of the functions hosted in the structure comes directly from the context. The module for the Frihamnen CCC presents a steel structure, while containers are used both for goods and functions. Both steels and containers can be found on site and be recycled. The vertical traverse was developed by the team as the smartest solution for storing the containers. 33


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THE VAULT

Vertical steel structure - 18 modules 210 containers - 4590 m2 ‡ n° 30 - 3x3 m ‡n° 120 - 6x3 m ‡ n° 60 - 12x3 m Max. containers’ capacity: 450 The necessary containers are already present on site!

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COMPETITIONS

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GRAVITY ART AND CULTURE CENTER IN SUNCHEON (SOUTH KOREA) 2016 | in collaboration with U67 Office

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Gravity is an architectural complex. It focuses on the need of a balance between the historical value of the Old City and the most innovative issues and topics related to the eco-identity of the rich natural environment of Suncheon. It transforms the plot site in a new place that deserves to be seen and experienced in order to learn about the Humanities City, a new engine within the ongoing urban regeneration of the Old City. Several aspects of the South Korean historical heritage of Suncheon are then interpreted in a contemporary innovative way. The purpose is to make visitors learn from the

direct experience in order to share knowledge about the history and the contemporary. Within the Square Wall, which protects an inner garden, there is the Visitor and Art Center building. Its regular squared plan presents four structural cores that liberates the floor plan offering a flexible space for exhibitions. The building becomes itself an observation point of the city.A system of vaults, made of a light structure, gives rhytm to the ceiling, opening up to a series of skylights on the top floor. Large windows usually offer an extensive view

to the landscape and provide natural lighting, alternating with brick façades creating suggestive light patterns inside the Art Center. The inner garden resembles a maze, where natural elements find themselves inscripted in a regular geometry and enclosed in a protective wall, marking a separation from the rest of the city. The complex is then completed by a Rear Garden to the west and a Cafè Pavilion to the south, Close to the river, the new Yeonja-Ru, a contempletion and meditation space, takes place. 41


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HULA HOOP “AAA Architetti cercasi” competition a cultural center in catania (italy) Awarded Project | 2016 | with U67 Office (Aarhus, Denmark)

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The AAA Architetti Cercasi Competition dealt with the refurbishment of an abandoned bus station located close to the center of Catania, Sicily. The project aimed at creating a space for the community, where culture, technology, development and work coexist. A large open space can be therefore easily adapted to the needs of the citizens, hosting co-working activities, workshops or exhibitions, organizing it according to the flexibility and the temporariness of the functions. This is made possible thanks to presence of a series

of devices offering unlimited possibilities of use and movement: projectors, wifi routers, plugs, as well as movable furniture, are located around the building, while movable panels and curtains can divide the space in case of overlapping activities.The external walls of the building are replaced with glass, creating a more permeable faรงade, modifying the spatial perception. The intervention takes also care of the so-called 5th faรงade, the roof: a system of hanging circles and nets create open rooms for recreational and formative functions. Every cilinder is involved in a cognitive process: biodiversity

enhancement, rain water collection and purification, as well as common urban garderns and farming, promote new sustainable urban qualities in the neighbourhood, seeking an active interaction with the community. The urban area surrounding the building is designed to host sport courts and playground for children to freely play in the streets when these become pedestrian. It represents the ultimate way of space appropriation by the citizens, which in this project covers every scale, from the urban to the architectural one, and every aspect of it. 49


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