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M O N TA N A R I architect

nationality: italian date of birth :11/06/1985 contacts: a.saramontanari@gmail.com www.saramontanari.com mobile: +39 3407955293 skype: saarinen851 address: via Sannazaro 57 42123 Reggio Emilia (IT)

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MY IDEA OF SUSTAINABILITY IS A KIND OF APPROACH: NECESSARY, COMPLEX AND INTEGRATED, WITH WHICH SATISFY ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETIC NEEDS IN ONE ARCHITECTURE.


ABOUT ME I‘m a young architect graduated in Architecture for Sustainability at the IUAV of Venice in the 2010.I‘ve been mainly involved in urban planning for international projects and in integrated projects focusing on sustainability and ecoefficiency of buidings and detail plans.

WORK EXPERIENCES 9/2011-present

Architect at the atélier Iotti+Pavarani architects of Reggio Emilia. • Collaboration to the architectural developement of “Urban Living Rooms”,a sustainable district masterplan in Riga (Latvia), winner of Europan 9. • Working plan and assistance to the management of building sites operations (parish centre “Regina Pacis” (RE) and other residetial and commercial projects). • Final design of a waterfront at Marinella di Selinunte (Sicily Italy). • Design and renovations of residential buildings. • Partecipation to different competitions (see timeline) 4/2011-8/2011

In 2012 I‘m winner of the silver medal at: INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE FASSA BORTOLO with my Degree Thesis Project: The Childhood Unit - Urban microdecentralisation and architecture for childhood. Jury president : Thomas Herzog

Professional internship at atélier aponto of Lisbon (Portugal) within the comunitary project “Leonardo Da Vinci”. • Collaboration to the architectural devolepement of a masterplan to be applied in different cities in Mozambique; research, design of a housing unit and a commercial centre. • Restoration of a traditional alentejan house. 2/2009-4/2009

EDUCATION 2013_ June 2013 I have been certified in the profession of Architect and registered to the Association of Architects (Reggio Emilia) (n868). 2011_ On the 13th of January 2011 I got the Professional Licence at IUAV of Venice. 2007-2010_ Master Degree in Architecture for Sustainability (104/110) at the Faculty of Architecture of IUAV of Venice where I studied integrated architectural design, construction technology, HVAC systems and graphics. 2004-2007_ Sciences of Architecture Degree (104/110) at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Parma. 1999-2004_ Scientific High School graduation qualification (96/100) at Scientific High School A. Moro of Reggio emilia.

MY SKILLS Team-work-oriented in particular with people with different education from mine.

Travel-internship in Mali with the partnership of IUAV of Venice and the Arch. Fabrizio Carola with the ONG N:EA. • Collaboration to designing and building a training centre in Sèvarè (Mali); I did activities in the building site in synergy with the local workers experimenting traditional adobe and raw earth. 10/2006-12/2006 Internship at the atélier of Arch. Maria Cristina Costa in Reggio Emilia focusing on architectural preservation.

SOFTWARE & LANGUAGES AUTOCAD ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE (CS5) CINEMA 4D RHINOCEROS 3DSTUDIO MAX SKETCHUP ECOTECT, JVAP DESIGN BUILDER ARCHICAD

Aptitude to adaptibilty and flexibility. Good communciation and oragnisation skills especially with complex contents. Passion for design: from architecture to urbanism, from interior design to graphics. During my work experience I’ve been moreover involved in building site direction, working plan and economic feasibility.

ITALIAN ENGLISH (C1) PORTUGUESE (B1) FRENCH (A2) SPANISH (A2) MANDARIN CHINESE (A1)


Mondello Park of parks

The Childhood Unit

Professional Abilitation

IUAV of VENICE /// Architecture for Sustainability 2004

Scientific High School graduation

2007

2008

2009

2011

Master Degree in Architecture for Sustainability at the Faculty of Architecture of IUAV of Venice.

Science of Architecture Degree at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Parma

Altobello Campus

2010

Mali travel-internship

Internship at atĂŠlier aponto in Lisbon (PT) with Leonardo communitary project.

Masterplan for Mozambique


Masterplan for Riga (Latvia) architectural developement

Urban regeneration and cultural centre in Langhirano (Pr, IT) -

Rodano city hall (Mi, IT) competition Second prize

Working as Architectural Assistant at Iotti + Pavarani architects

RE /// Iotti + Pavarani architects

competition First prize

I’m winner of the silver medal at the INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE “FASSA BORTOLO” with my master-degree project : The Childhood unit

2012

Sappada winter sport turistic centre (Bl, IT) - competition Second prize

Cavezzo school centre (Mo, IT) -

Marinella di Selinunte waterfront (Asinara, IT) - final design

competition

Regina PaciS Parish centre (Re, IT) -

working plan and assistance to the direction of the building site

Trabucato Sailing centre (Asinara, IT) - competition


The polygonal irregular matrix allows the required flexibility of a long-term project. It identifies different zones, that can follo different stages of constructi URBAN LIVING ROOMS investigates the possibility of a territorial size scale project with the intention to enhance, at their most, the opportunities offered by a similar area, in creating a high-quality, aboundantly equipped settlement, available to a large range of potential users and beneficiaries. The various “urban living rooms” be constructed chronologically (one after The area extension, its nearness to the citycould centre make this place an exceptional site, from where to start a recoil in planning the expansion of thethe other) or completed zone by zone eith city. This way the city becomes enriched in new highly-standardized residential areas, together with spaces, facilities and resources headed real in the cultural and recreational activities both of the whole urban community, and of a large amount of tourists and types, provision of services …) or accord according to demand in the estate market (residential mix,users accommodation of Lettish sectors of excellence. to the requirements of the Riga Municipality as they unfold over tim URBAN LIVING ROOMS is principally meant to point out a strategic approach to the indicated subject, able to read the specific environmental conditions and economic dynamics, but at the same time the project wishes to prime a wide range of cultural, social and economic processes. A similar approach aims to retrace, with a wide spectrum, the whole area in question and the nearest zones (which stands for the required flexibility of a long-term project), by means of environmental sustainability criteria, architectural sensitivity and multi-functional uses of the site, able to favour social exchanges and a tuneful relationship with nature. Such a strongly characterized intervention of town planning, together with sustainable architecture, will enable the involved operators (inhabitants, the public administration, property developers and architects) to cooperate in a wide-ranging operation of urban marketing, stimulating interest at both a national and international level.

URBAN LIVINGROOMS

DETAIL PLAN FOR A SUSTAINABLE DISTRICT MASTERPLAN RIGA (LATVIA) - PROJECT 9 1 floorIN | comercial 6000 mqWINNER OF EUROPAN public car parks_80

URBAN LIVING ROOMS is principally meant to point out a strategic approach to the indicated subject, able to read the specific environmental conditions and economic dynamics, but at the same time the project wishes to prime a wide range of cultural, social and economic processes. The project was guided by environmental sustainability criteria, architectural sensitivity and multi-functional uses of the site, able to favour social exchanges and a tuneful relationship with nature.

In URBAN LIVING ROOMS the relationship between architecture and landscape is placed at the very centre of the project. As a matter of fact, we reckon that the problem to solve is not exclusively a problem of town planning over an extensive area, but of landscape designing of the territory where natural and artificial elements will merge together, as commensurable matters, to originate a recognizable sign. That new landscape generates a strong identity from the intervention and the place in question, so as to become the very landmark of the territory.

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into each other, but never lose their identity. More than that, the borde of contact between natural and artificial elements is exploited to the ful so as to reach the maximum of visual pleasure As if it would reproduce the uncertainty of its subject matter, the project seeks to create spaces with a well-defined identity, but without an description, preferring to trace a condition of expectation and suspen sion for a town still evolving


BARI CENTRALE

COLLABORATION WITH COBE (DK) INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: IDEAS ABOUT RAILWAY AREAS - IIIPRIZE

Bari Centrale masterplan is a project to reconnect the city centre, renovate the urban public spaces net and create new residential areas. In this scheme existent railway areas give the chance to create a link between the historical centre and the new suburban districts. New frontsides and an improved accesibility to the city are the main topics of the masterplan.

Collaboration with iotti + pavarani atĂŠlier


GREEN NET 2012

URBAN REGENERATION AND CULTURAL CENTRE IN LANGHIRANO (PR-IT) -I PRIZE

The new cultural centre is the starting point of the general restoring and reconnection of public spaces in the urban area. The complexity of the open spaces create an interesting net-system that involves also a new waterfront toward the small river of the city. The cultural centre is an aggregation pole for the citizens and the local entrepreneurs.

Collaboration with iotti + pavarani atĂŠlier


REALE MUTUA NEW HEADQUARTER’S FACADES TURIN (IT) - I PRIZE

The new Reale Mutua headquarter‘s facades are intended to be the new monumental frontside of a main avenue _corso Siccardiin Turin. The composition of the facades is domineted by a giant order of stone columns that creates a dynamic pattern.

Collaboration with iotti + pavarani atélier


SAPPADA TURISTIC MASTERPLAN

SAPPADA WINTER SPORT TURISTIC CENTRE (BL - IT) - II PRIZE

The Project develops the idea of a masterplan that links together the landscape masterplan and an architectural one. The redesign of a huge turistic area is inteded to create an unitary image to this unique place, with a strategic approach that involves environmental sustainability, architectonic sensivity and social-economicturistic developement in the full respect of nature.

Collaboration with iotti + pavarani atĂŠlier


MASTERPLAN FOR MOZAMBIQUE

ARCHITECTURAL DEVELOPEMENT - NEW CITIES FOR MOZAMBIQUE

Professional internship at atélier aponto of Lisbon (Portugal) within the comunitary project “Leonardo Da Vinci”. Collaboration to the architectural devolepement of a masterplan to be applied in different cities in Mozambique; research about UNHABITAT ploicies, architectural typologies and climate, design of a housing unit and a commercial centre.

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MALI INTERNSHIP

MALI BUILDING-SITE INTERSHIP IN COLLABORATION WITH IUAV, - ARCH.CAROLA AND ONG N:EA

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the childhood unit

The Project is winner of the silver medal at: INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE FASSA BORTOLO with my Degree Thesis Project: The Childhood Unit - Urban microdecentralisation and architecture for childhood. Jury president : Thomas Herzog

THE CHILDHOOD UNIT

URBAN DECENTRALISATION AND ARCHITECTURE FOR CHILDHOOD


The main research topics identified the guidelines of thesis degree and led to the development of a concept and various project proposals. The research topics are the following: School & Architecture School & City School & Pedagogy School & Sustainability School&Architecture The research line School & Architecture analyze the evolution of school architecture typologies in the history. We create this timeline to propose a comparative interpretation of the developement of the scholastic building. In this scheme the main themes are organized and syntethized the evolutive lines of school architecture. The school building arise was with „One room scheme“ with movable partitions. After came the „Barracks school“ charatcterized by improved hygientical problems and the introduction of the corridor element. Then after different trial we arrived to the model of „Open Air School“ were the open air playground occupied a very important role. Afetr all these typologies with Montessori arised the pedagocigal unit.


The second topic School&City has allowed to the development of a theorical-scientific model to verify the condition of school system in Italy comparing a concentrated model positioned outside the city limits and a diffused model of the schools within the city limits. This comparison has demonstrated the convenience of the second model specifically in the case of the childhood school. The third research line cariied out the dialog between School and Pedagogy. We studied the developement of the different pedagogical schools of thought and the hypotesis of a codification and traslation of pedagogogy in phisical and architectural spaces. It is also important the collaboration with REGGIO CHILDREN : international association for the research and promotion about childhood school.


Reggio Children in the last year is collaborating with designers and architect in researches and design with an integrated aproach. The last line of research - School&Sustainability starts from the analysis of the internation systems of school certification ( like School Leed and others) and school system pianifications. The actual certification method consider only the building: we consider it a mistake because we understood in our research that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;t have to evaluate the single school building but the entire system-net of schools of the city. Another theme that we analyzed was the â&#x20AC;&#x17E;metadesignâ&#x20AC;&#x153; thath was the better way to syntethize the different line of research we carried out first in a concept scheme and after in a physical project solution.


The theoretical research has become a practical action model: the design concept. The aim of the thesis research is to demonstrate the possibility of design school micro-centres that can occupy the vacant spaces of the city, currently without function and identity. The basic structural cell is a wood prefabricated box. It is composed by a layering of wood X-LAM panels and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s characterized by a short time of construction, an high design quality and a good indoor comfort.


PARK OF PARKS

MASTERPLAN IN DOSSON (TV - IT) PARK OF SCHOOLS

The Park of parks is an academic project :it is a school centre diffused in a green area that wants to involve all the characteristics of the local landscape, from the urban gardens to the vegetable gardens, till the lacustrine gardens. Inside this gardens the schools are designed to create an â&#x20AC;&#x17E;open airâ&#x20AC;&#x153; school system that is is tucked away among the nature and the local landscape.


The schools design was charactwerid by a strong integrated aproach between technology, ecoefficiency and fuctionality of indoor and open-air spaces. All the devices of lightening and heating are studied to maximize the passive feature of the buildings. All these devices have been studied and designed analyzing solar incidence and the needed indoor lightenig level. For the indoor ventilation we studied a recuperating-heat system from the renewal air system.


NEW ALTOBELLO CAMPUS

URBAN RIGENERATION OF ALTOBELLO AREA (MESTRE-VENICE) (IT)

This project is placed in an suburban residential area of the city of Mestre (Venice) characterized by high building density. This high-desity housing area superimpose on an industrial old pole of which resist a few elements (marked in red in the plan bottom left). In our project we start from the hypotesis to to move some didactical structures of CĂ  Foscari University in an area near from Altobello. The aim of our project is to create a system of open spaces able to rigenerate and renew the neighborhoo and to restore the buildings of hystorical memory. After that we plan to convert these building in new studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s dwellings and to create around them the new Altobello Campus.


The first step was the analysis of the existent hystorical bulidings with the mappings of the materials and degradation of the facades and structural schemes. After we considered different kind of intervention considering builing structures criticality, the hystorical stratigraphy and the problem‘s sources. The project set in coherence with the „Contratto di Quartiere“ of Altobello and develops a system of open spaces that aim to reconnect the neighborhood urban-net improving services and the feasibility for the citizens. This green system reconnect the great park planned to be created in the south area of the city in a disused industrial area. The new campus‘s heart will be the renewed hystorical buildings . They will be the new student‘s dwellings and will be improved with additional volumes in the external courtyard in which wil be collocated the atéliers and common spaces.


The most important element of the project is a device intended to be a solution for the stabilization of the roof, to improve the lightening and the venilation of indoor spaces and to create a recognizable character of the New Campus. This device is a small courtyard with a steel structure covered with PMMA polymethylmethacrylate panels. This element is necessary also to a reconfiguration of indoor spaces with the function of little courtyard to improve the internal lightening level and the ventilation.


Also the external volumes are made of a steel structure, concrete blocks and PMMA panels. The facades design is made of particular combination of the different layers of PMMA translucent panels that generates different light textures dependign on the moment of the day. Also the internal PMMA courtyard became a characteristic and evident sign of the Altobello campus renewal. The light pattern that they create in the courtyard improve the internal comfort and became a sort of indoor garden.


MONDELLO TURISTIC CENTRE

NEW TURISTIC COMPLEX IN MONDELLO (PALERMO) (IT)

The project is developed on a strategic the center of Mondelllo, tourist location near the city of Palermo. We started with the analysis of the viability and after the study of urban voids and their relationship with the built environment. From this analysis we understood that the city is characterized by the sedimentation of two types of urban design: the first is the urban net of the historic town of Arabic origin with high density blocks characterized by the presence of interior patios, while the other type of urban net is that of the â&#x20AC;&#x17E;villini Libertyâ&#x20AC;&#x153; of the early twentieth century characterized by low density.


In parallel to the design activity we carried out a careful analysis of local climate data (Palermo), paying particular attention to the identification of the prevailing winds to maximize the exploitation of natural ventilation. The obvious critical issues was identified during the summer and given the large amount of absorbed solar radiation is also analyzed and studied the shading of structures by simulation software such as Ecotect.


The project therefore aims to connect existing public spaces and recreational ones with the new tourist center. On the ground floor consists of a large slab pierced by several patios and a residential area on the upper floors with a swimming pool, sun terrace and some „belvedere“. All these structures are held together by a large wall (the one underlined in red) that incorporates both the structural function than that of the wall equipped with the installations. In the south the plate leaves space space for gardens with a slight slope, evoking the idea of the coast, and the wall „folds“ on itself to give rise to a small belvedere-tower which establishes a ‚interesting dialogue with the old trap that is located in the immediate vicinity.


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