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Portfolio | Giacomo Quercia


Giacomo Quercia skype: giacomo.quercia +39 3280076893 Via San Pellegrino 66, 01100 Viterbo, Italy 25.02.1989 Italian educational background 2008-ongoing

Facoltà di Architettura, University of Ferrara, Italy laurea magistrale in architettura

2010-2011 2003-2008

Erasmus at Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier, France Liceo Scientifico “P. Ruffini”, Viterbo, Italy Diploma di maturità

work experience 2011-2012 worked at Bassoprofilo as treasurer ( Sept. 2010 Summer 2007

Internship at 5+1AA agenzia d’architettura, Genova, Italy Sales assistant at Scarpamondo, Viterbo, Italy

competitions 2011 Rethinking Mallorca’ s Seafront, international competition for students held by ARCHmedium partecipation 2009

Costruire con i sistemi in legno held by University of Ferrara and AHEC American Hardwood Export Council 2nd prize

workshops Dec 2012

Architecture and Infrastructure International workshop Facoltà di Architettura Ferrara and Polis University Tirana

Feb-May 2012 Cantiere verde | Un quartiere di nome giardino workshop by Bassoprofilo for the program Rigenerazione Urbana Feb 2011

Formes Urbaines | Sustainable development workshop Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier

skills Macintosh and Windows operating systems Vectorworks | AutoCAD | Allplan | Rhino | Sketchup Artlantis | Cinema 4d Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign Microsoft Office Hand Drafting and Modeling Able to work under pressure, in a team or individually languages English Speaking fluent, writing good French Speaking fluent, writing good Italian

Native tongue

hobbies Music Photography Sports

I studied classical guitar for 6 years I studied drums for 4 years and playing occasionally with some bands I studied saxophone during the last two years I am attending photography courses I played soccer during college in the team of my city I attended tennis courses during my undergraduate

Recovery and redevelopment of the ex-industrial area A.L. Colombo From industrial production to production of ideas year place collaboration

2009/2010 Milano, Lambrate Giacomo Moretti, Michele Pelliconi,Matteo Viciani

Rewriting the interrupted history of the Lambrate area in Milan, whose identity is based on labour and heavy industries; today there is the need to reinterpret all the traces that factories have left on the landscape. The area has the opportunity of hosting and being faced with the regenerating forces of the new creative class. This leads to the creation of the “Officine delle Arti�, a new residential area developed around the warehouse of the former A.L. Colombo factory. The latter will be completely restored and will host a theatre and an art school, aiming to integrate the nearby design school. The renovated area will become a new centre for the Lambrate area, which has struggled to look beyond the rust of its industrial past

Recovery and redevelopment of the ex-industrial area A.L. Colombo From industrial production to production of ideas Variations on the theme of the townhouse

University campus in Rovigo year place collaboration

2010/2011 Rovigo Matteo Viciani

A university campus, in the suburbs of Rovigo aims to integrate the university structures in town; a new area, car-free and surrounded by the flat north-eastern landscape. The campus hosts the student halls, organized in five courtyards, each of which is devoted to a different academic area in order to create identity (music, sports, arts, entertainment and cinema). The architecture of these spaces facilitates social integration and community life among students. The campus is further enriched by a library, a canteen, a theatre and sports facilities

A media centre in Valencia year place collaboration

2010/2011 Valencia Thibault Chevalier, GuenolĂŠ Vriat

The intervention is part of the idea of the city of Valencia regaining the sea and its surrounding as a space for the city. This involves the decommissioning and redevelopment of the buildings in the port area. The media centre is created on the banks of the ancient river Turia, which today is a linear park running from the city centre to the sea. A very controversial site delimited by highways surrounding the entire area. This leads to the choice of designing a monolithic building that creates an opposition between its borders and the boundaries imposed by the site. The media center is closed towards the outside, but the interior opens to a courtyard, source of light and area of mediation amidst the peace of the river and the chaos of the city

Rethinking Mallorca’s seafront International competition for stdents year place collaboration

2011/2012 Mallorca Matteo Viciani

Rethinking the relationship between built and nature in a seaside resort where the landscape has been neglected and offended by the construction of massive touristic facilities. Stepping back and working on the thin sand strip between the hotels and the beach, giving it back to nature and to the Mediterranean scrub. The current viability is preserved in plan but is transformed into a pedestrian area. The roundabouts become viewpoints towards the surrounding maritime landscape, while restaurants and bars are transferred inwards, in the unused spaces around the hotels. Only this way one can regain the surprise in approaching the sea. Feeling and hearing without being able to see. Sounds and scents. And then, finally, the sea

Designing waste International workshop FAF Ferrara & Polis Tirana year place collaboration

2012/2013 Bologna Sara Dughetti, Francesco Tonnarelli

A residential area lacking facilities and spaces for social life; a completely forgotten place. The remains of an infrastructure become the place needed to host the public facilities necessary to the dwellers of Borgo Panigale. A red line sprawls through the area and becomes the area in which playgrounds, structures and spaces for the new cultural centre are allocated. Restarting from what already exists can, through small interventions, give meaning to a living space that up to now has not been considered as such

Designing with wood 2nd prize in the competition Costruire con i sistemi in legno held by University of Ferrara and AHEC American Hardwood Export Council year place

2008/2009 Puglia

Executive design of a railway station, intermodal hub between train and bicycles. The tecnologically equipped ceiling guarantees lighting, ventilation and energetic autonomy, thanks to the installation of photovoltaic panels and of a micro wind turbine. The building is designed entirely using wood technologies

Designing with steel year place collaboration

2011/2012 Monzuno Matteo Viciani

Executive design of a multifunctional centre in the town of Monzuno. The medium sized building is equipped in order to accommodate with flexibility several functions according to the town needs. The building is designed entirely using steel technologies.

Design of a garden in a private house in Palermo year place collaboration

2011/2012 Addaura, Palerermo Clelia ZappalĂ

This is the only project that was not developped as part of a university course. Here I finally understood what is like working for an actual client. A series of platforms of wooden panels connect the terrace to the garden just below, creating a relaxing space shaded by the pergola of vines. The boundary wall is replaced by a gate which opens the view towards the pinetree forest



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Genova, 3 Novembre 2010 Oggetto: stage Giacomo Quercia Il sottoscritto arch. Alfonso Femia, in qualità di legale rappresentante di 5+1 AA agenzia di architettura alfonso femia gianluca peluffo srl DICHIARA CHE Giacomo Quercia, nato a Viterbo il 25 febbraio 1989, residente in Via S.Pellegrino 68 Viterbo, in qualità di studente della facoltà di Ferrara, che ha frequentato, durante l’anno accademico 2009/2010, i corsi del prof. Alfonso Femia, ha svolto uno stage presso 5+1AA, per un totale di 176 ore, al fine di poter mettere in pratica le conoscenze acquisite durante il suo percorso di studi, integrandole con nuove e più specifiche, come l’utilizzo di software per la progettazione architettonica (Vector Works). Durante tale periodo l’attività di stage si è svolta secondo una graduale introduzione ed un progressivo approfondimento del metodo progettuale e di quello di lavoro così come della restituzione di elaborati grafici e modelli artigianali. Giacomo Quercia è stato affiancato a gruppi di progettazione con i quali ha avuto modo di partecipare attivamente nell’iter progettuale delle commesse affrontate, avendo al contempo potuto prendere coscienza dell’organizzazione interna dello studio sia per quanto riguarda l’ambito informale (struttura, suddivisione, ruoli), sia per quello formale: sono stati infatti forniti il Manuale Operativo, il Manuale della Qualità che fungono da riferimento per quanto riguarda i rapporti esterni dello studio ed il Manuale Procedure Disegni per apprendere le modalità di resa grafica. Lo studente ha potuto confrontarsi con diversi componenti del nostro gruppo ed i rispettivi progetti che essi seguivano, dimostrando così versatilità, spirito di iniziativa e di autonomia nel lavoro. Durante l’attività ha dimostrato di sapersi integrare dal punto di vista personale e lavorativo all’interno di un gruppo di lavoro; ha inoltre dimostrato ottima predisposizione all’attività lavorativa, dimostrando interesse verso le novità e verso l’attività quotidiana e di routine. 5+1AA srl Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

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To whom it may concern, This is to certify that Giacomo Quercia, born on 25 of February 1989, has been employed as an intern at 5+1AA, working for 176 hours in total. The aim of the internship was to apply the knowledge and skills aquired during his university studies and to strenghten his abilities with new and more specific skills, like the usage of softwares for architectural design (Vectorworks). The internship consisted in a progressive introduction to planning and work method and also to the development of graphical design and models. Mr Quercia has been working with project groups in which he could actively contribute to the development of projects. In the meantime, he was given the opportunity to get confident with the studio organization both on the informal (structure, roles etc.) and on the formal side. Indeed, he has been given the Manuale Operativo, the Manuale della QualitĂ , which are reference points for the external relations of the studio, and the Manuale Procedure Disegni to learn the graphical elaboration of projects. The intern could work with several architects in our group and on the projects they were responsable for, demonstrating high level of professionalism, flexibility and independence. At the same time, he proved capable of team-working with strong dedication and reliability; he also showed strong commitment to his work and openness to new and unexpected situations.

Thank you

Architectural Portfolio 2013 | Giacomo Quercia  

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