GVA - Selected Architecture 2000_2020

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giovannivaccariniarchitects selected architecture 2000_2020

GIOVANNI VACCARINI architects _ SINCRETICA architecture selected architecture 2000_2021

WE DESIGN VALUE If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have replied a “faster horse” Henry Ford

main projects

INDEX WHO WE ARE........................................................ 6 RIVIERA107.......................................................... 10 POWERBARN........................................................ 24 SPG..................................................................... 34 LA RADE............................................................... 40 HANOI FAIRGROUNDS........................................ 44 DIAVERUM........................................................... 48 K3 OFFICES......................................................... 54 OLAYA TOWER-FIT OUT....................................... 56 V VALADIER.......................................................... 58 PESCARA ARENA.................................................. 62 CRATERRE............................................................ 70 RESIDENCIAL STADIUM......................................... 75 SPORT CITADEL.................................................... 78 FOOTBALL DISTRICT............................................. 82 AGRITECTURE...................................................... 86 VILLAE.................................................................. 90 VGRAMSCI........................................................... 94 EX “ARENA BRAGA”............................................... 98 SEAFRONT BOARDWALK.................................... 102 CA’ POZZI.......................................................... 104

C+V.................................................................. 108 MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING ASTRA....................... 112 RACOTEK LABORATORIES................................... 116 NEW ORTONA CEMETERY.................................. 121 PIAZZA DEI CINQUECENTO............................... 125 GIOVANNI XXIII.................................................. 134 CREDITS............................................................. 142 GVA................................................................... 147

WHO WE ARE Giovanni Vaccarini Architects It is a design company that operates, with twentyfive years experience in the field of architectural planning, design, research and integrated design. The quality, with all its possible forms, is the main goal of our work. The company is certified ISO 9001-2008 for the design and services of architecture and engineering. GVA has always been oriented as well as the Italian and European markets, even to the international market; currently it has building sites and projects in Italy, Geneva, Switzerland and Riyadh, KSA - Saudi Arabia


We are an architecture and design lab. We are a family of creative minds. Our projects are closely collaborative, bringing a fresh perspective, inspiring confidence and building commitment Since 1993 we have developed more than 450 design projects in 10 countries. We have received 20 Awards and nominations

Designing is an art of listening “Listening” to the city, the site, the environment in which we design, listening to the multiple instances of each project, listening to users / clients.

Designing is an art of transposition From listening to the project, or from the idea to the project, there is never a linear process but a complex set of interrelations that constantly informs the final result. The metamorphosis from the idea to the project requires wisdom and knowledge (know how)

We work daily to refine our sensitivity to listening, wisdom and knowledge, in order to be able to support our clients in making adequate choices and transforming ideas into architecture and a better environment for the whole community.


TEDxPescara 2019


- scenography : Giovanni Vaccarini Architects

EVERYTHING IS DESIGN problem exploration

We combine wide-ranging expertise with a passion for creativity and a willingness to reaffirm the responsibility of our work for the environment and for future generations.

commintment to making it happen

We work on understanding the problem, rather than jumping to solutions. This makes decisions easier and ultimately leads to more effective solutions. Multiviewpoint Approach We explore more options. We believe that everything can be done in at least two ways, structured and systematic, we leave no stone unturned in finding the best solution. We are pragmatic idealists. We know what works in the real world, but at the same time we know that this knowledge would be nothing without a long-term vision.

design solving real solutions

Design is a method of problem solving. We offer not just ground-breaking ideas, but the knowledge and wisdom to develop your projects.



Location: Pescara_Italy



VR107 is an urban regeneration intervention. It’s a graft of a new architecture within a piece of the widespread coastal conurbation of Pescara. “Pescara is an American city in Italy”

replaced by the rampant building type of the “palazzina”. It’s an isolated block typology with central vertical distribution around which the accommodations are distributed, two or more per floor.

This is how Giulio Piovene in his “trip to Italy” defines Pescara, a linear city, without a real center, born from the confluence of the people of Abruzzo who moved from the mountains towards the coast in search of work and better living conditions. Pescara is a very young city, it is less than a hundred years old, it was founded in 1927, but it was after the war that the city grew at a dizzying pace.

The building is the figuration of these profound transformations: it is not a “palace” (it does not have the size, but above all the urban role), but it is not even a small one.

Pescara after the war, the birthplace of Ennio Flaiano, is a city of strong contrasts: it is the city of “vitelloni”, idle boys who spent their time in the clubs of the seaside city, but, at the same time, the hard-working city of a prosperous and young entrepreneurs who today have taken on national and international dimensions. The project is located in a portion of the urban fabric that effectively tells this tumultuous growth: some - survivors - liberty or neo-classical villas are flanked by imposing multi-storey buildings, often without quality, interventions resulting from the unification of several lots. Some of the villas, over the years, have been quickly


It is a hybrid (another pivotal step), a de-formation that has undermined the consolidated relationship between building typology and urban morphology typical of the historic city. The project idea is to reinterpret the block typology of the building by introducing a distribution logic by bands and dissecting the typological scheme in its view towards the sea. The east elevation (overlooking the sea) is thought as a section rather than a prospect: the monolithic body of the building is cut and the floors “slide” outwards in a random order. The sliding of the floors defines a system of overhangs that extends towards the sea, defining a portion of the house in the open air, a sort of “urban overflow”.











The intrados of the projecting balconies are made of metal, a brass cladding that protrudes further from the floor and whose extension makes it the fifth elevation of the building towards the waterfront and the city. The typological scheme follows a scheme by bands with the juxtaposition of the public area of ​​the apartment to that of the services (vertical distribution, bathrooms, kitchens, laundries, etc.) and then the private part of the bedrooms and studies.


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The new building is designed according to the principles of bio-architecture and eco-compatibility with particular attention to the following aspects: __ Study of the orientation and scanning of solids and voids; the south and north side, more subjected to the action of summer sunshine (south) and the action of cold winter winds (north), are designed as walls / slabs punctuated by small openings over the entire size of the floor. 2540

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Energy plant with zero local CO2 emissions due to the total absence of combustion, articulated on a system of high efficiency heat pumps. The building is designed and built in class A+ Choice of materials and finishes on the basis of the preliminary LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) methodology are in order to guarantee the minimum environmental impact.

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Choice of components and / or equipment with low VOC emissions for materials such as furnishings, furniture, paints, coatings, insulation, wood products. Use of recycled, renewable and where possible regional materials, and activation of a management and collection plan for recyclable materials. Use of green inserts in the terraces and roof garden, preferring local planting with low water demand to minimize the bio-economic impact.




Location: Russi | Italy



Bounded to the North-West by the final stretch of the Lamone river, crossed by the railway line that leads from Faenza to Ravenna, bordered to the South-East by the Carrarone road (onto which its very entrance opens), the former industrial area, that once hosted the Eridania sugar factory, lies on the edge of a wide agricultural land. The area, adjacent to the city of Russi, in the province of Ravenna (Italy), is still dedicated to the historical cultivation of sugar beet and fruit trees, encompasses 47 hectares.



This large district, linked to one of the leading agri-food industries in the Italian entrepreneurial history, has now discontinued the production of sugar on this very site, keeping here only the boxing and storage phases, hosted in an area of about 46,000 square meters. Approximately 280,000 square meters of the site, including three large wetlands, have been restored, re-naturalized and given back to the community; while a program of conversion of the former industrial areas is underway for a part of the remaining area, measuring more than 167,000 square meters.













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An environmental vision that takes the shape of dunes situated along the edge of the site. The new pole for the production of electricity from renewable sources is located in Russi, in the heart of the Italian region of Romagna. An environmental-oriented vision informs the master plan: in its integration with the agricultural and farming landscape, the buildings designed by Vaccarini surface from the ground as if they were crystals. “Our intention was to create something similar to a natural bastion, almost a dune, along the edge of the area now converted into the pole for energy production-hence an element closely linked to the ecological functions of an environment. Not a barrier, but a functional element that would express our design


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intentions: to create a permeable, accessible and living element,” The masterplan for the pole defines a low-tech environmental system originating from the design of the earthwork, that serves as an interface between the rural and industrial spheres. “The entire project starts with the design of its edges”, a clever environmental mitigation for the project through the presence of the “dunes” (an element typical of the Adriatic landscape) built along the entire perimeter of the area. With a height ranging between three and ten meters and surmounted by trees and pathways, accessible to both pedestrians and

cyclists, the edge of this area was designed by Vaccarini as a natural embankment. Thus defined, the margins of the intervention create an interface between agriculture and energy production. Energy is produced from the cultivated land all around. The choice to surround the site with accessible dunes and naturalistic pathways, instead of using industrial fences, is strongly related to the desire to establish a relationship of openness between the pole and its surrounding territory. The biomass plant itself (with a power of 30 MWe) is fueled with wood chips in addition to


residues from mowing and cleaning of river banks and pruning, all materials that come from within a 70 km radius of the site. Consideration for the environment was at the forefront of the architects’ minds. In order to further minimize the impact of the pole on its territory, the dunes were built employing only the earth that resulted from the construction site excavation, then covered with fresh soil and planted with vegetation. The annual production of the pole is estimated at 222 GWh, which will satisfy the needs of 84,000 families, guaranteeing significant savings in the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In addition to the production of energy from wood chips, the pole also houses a biogas plant powered by livestock sewage and a small photovoltaic energy plant, of approximately 1,000 square meters, both contributing to the production of clean energy. The guidelines from the European Union set the target on the use of renewable sources at 20% by 2020 and 32% by 2030. Currently, the energy produced from biomass contributes to 10% of all ener-


gy resources and represents the most important share of renewable energy, amounting to 59%. In 2016, the largest consumers in absolute terms of bio-electricity were Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Italy is also a major consumer of bio-heat, along with Germany, the UK, Sweden, and Finland. Powerbarn generates a multifaceted architecture that reinterprets historical camouflage techniques. The furnace building and the adjacent chimney are the most characterizing architectures of the intervention, both in terms of size and for their design. Positioned along the Carrarone road, their volumes appear to be imposing but yet mitigated both by the presence of the dunes, which minimize the perception of their height, and by a sophisticated camouflage on their outer surfaces, faceted into a sort of kaleidoscope of triangular shapes.

The main building (i.e. the furnace and smoke line) has a remarkable size: measuring about one hundred meters in length and over thirty meters high. The chimney, which is located next to the furnace, reaches a height of 50 meters. Behind these buildings are the engine rooms, the large condenser, the ample canopy under which wood chips are stored and dried before being led to the furnace through a conveyor belt. Further beyond, following Vaccarini’s design of large rectangles that may recall the shape of urban blocks, are located vast areas where the wood chips are moved and stored. Composting areas and the biogas production plant are located on the opposite side of the site. The masterplan also includes a building for offices, an electric substation and an area for the collection of waste water.



What really strikes the attention of the observer is the multifaceted pattern that Giovanni Vaccarini designed for the external skin of the two main buildings: large triangular surfaces envelope the volumes of the furnace and chimney, cleverly subverting their geometries. Made with steel structures, they are weaved with wooden panels, laid in a parallel pattern. The weave of the wooden shingles does not follow a uniform pattern, but instead it changes direction on each face, thus offering to the observer an ever changing perception of the building, that varies depending on the point of view and the different hours of the day or light conditions. The wooden cladding is also a tribute to the art of weaving and nomadic architecture. “The Razzle Dazzle camouflage technique is extremely interesting to me. I studied it very closely in order to then be able to conceive an unconventional architectural solution. This is not about hiding, but rather about proposing a different reality to the observer, a more complex and deceptive one that, paradoxically, tends to attract his attention, making him wonder at what he sees.” In order to conceive this solution, Giovanni Vaccarini resorted to a Cubist-inspired technique of military camouflage developed during the Great War in the military marine industry. Known as Razzle Dazzle, this technique was originally used with the purpose of making the identification of British ships difficult, despite their significant size. It consists of a series of lines and graphic signs that interrupt and face each other, defining a disjointed motif which consequently confuses the observer’s perception, making it difficult to precisely estimate the distance and size of the object.



location: Geneva | Switzerland




The head office of the Swiss Société Privée de Gérance (SPG), is located in Route de Chêne, at the gates of the historical centre of Geneva. The work involved the reconversion and extension of the existing building, starting with the definition of a sophisticated architectural envelope which transformed the headquarters into a volume with vibratile materiality and seemingly elusive outlines: it’s a device that promotes the energy efficiency of the building. The quality of the work spaces is a central theme of the project which, through the original system that can be seen on the façade, provides the cue for a new architectural solution with strong aesthetic value and high energy sustainability. The glass façade ensures solar shading for the interiors and at the same time allows maximum visual permeability for the surrounding environment. It also allows the acoustic and thermal insulation performances of the building to be improved: the double skin means the envelope can be naturally ventilated and the perimeter ventilation system combined with the internal forced ventilation system reduces the overall energy consumption. The steel structural elements on the façade, produced by Stahlbau Pichler, a specialist in the sector, create a modular rhythm and reflect on the glass shading panels giving material weight to the light reflections.


Time and movement. The façade system is defined by simple rules which, through their repetition, produce a complex design of elements that varies with time and with the light conditions. The architect was inspired by the principles of Kandinsky, identifying the time variable and his capacity to achieve a scanning of the surfaces as capable of defining the compositional rhythm that shifts one’s perception of the architectural volume. “Weaving is the first step in composing... the weaving is a rhythm of signs, an abstraction of meanings, figures and suggestions.” Giovanni Vaccarini The augmented window. The envelope is comprised of a triple layer of glass (hot chamber) added to which is a fourth layer with a ventilated chamber containing the package of micro-perforated Venetian blinds to regulate the light. Brise-soleil


screens made of screen-printed glass are anchored on the outside, giving the façade’s external surface a variable modular pattern in terms both the panel dimensions and the design on their surface. The screenprinted graphic element on the screening panels helps to emphasize the reverberation effect produced, softening the perimeter surface of the buil ding in a sort of evanescent and bright “nebula,” as Giovanni Vaccarini defines it. At night the glass panels are lit by white LED lights that bring the architectural block to life and make it shimmer, in dialogue with the nighttime urban landscape in which it is set. Seen from the inside, the glass envelope produces an effect that Giovanni Vaccarini describes as the “augmented window,” through which the view of the environment surrounding the building is amplified, reflected and transformed by the blades of light. From the outside, the “thick” surface of the screen-printed glass panels and the steel become a volume and define the very

body of the architecture, whose outlines dematerialize into a pulsating material entity sensitive to colour changes in the surrounding area. The effect of this is that our perception of the building is continuously transformed. The overlapping visions we have of it, from both the inside and out, produce a kinetic effect.

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location: Geneva | Switzerland




The upgrading of the waterfront of the city of Geneva is an opportunity to confront a strategic area for the city, saturated with multiple activities, but at the same time disconnected from adjacent urban fabric. The FLOMENADE project is born from the will to return the lake’s naturalistic vision to citizens and tourists, making the waterfront enjoyable throughout the seasons, cleansing it from existing superstructures and creating new catalysts for urban wellbeing. To develop a true relationship with water, the new centrality conforms to platforms floating or suspended on piloties, and are thought to be prosecution of the connection paths between adjacent neighborhoods and the waterfront. To each platform has been assigned a different function to promote bathing, development of relaxation areas and multiplication of meeting places; naturalistic island, panoramic restaurant, floating woods, suspended square: each one is accessible during all seasons and is designed according to environmental sustainability criteria (photocatalytic surfaces, rainwater, microeology ...). The refurbishment of the waterfront also takes place through the upgrading of the current cycle pathway: charging points for electric bicycles located in strategic nodes and the reinvigoration of existing green for the biodiversity and salubrity of the area are just some of the adopted strategies.



Location: Hanoi | Vietnam


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The project pursues an unique design that creates an ideal space for relaxing and entertainment activities. Especially, it focuses its attention on the quality of public areas and the spaces in which people meet and spend their free time. Furthermore, the project belongs to a vaster landscape vision that makes its position a strategic point in the city to a future of urban settlement, infrastructural development and landscape design. The organization of the New Exhibition & Fair Center is based on the “classical” structure of a central axis flanked by functions in the pursuit of maximum flexibility and efficiency. The landscaping project is based on the principles of fluidity, flexibility and rhythm. The modern rhythms of the city and their needs should be reflected in its public spaces, creating comfortable and multifunctional zones in residential areas and places of work.

fields to offer people the chance to explore the agricultural landscape. Each of the above landscape elements provides the opportunity to relax, have fun, learn and spend free time that is both beneficial and absolute comfort. The new Vietnam National Exhibition & Fair Center in Hanoi is an exclusive and unique place for tourists and residents alike, marked by a sense of safety and security. In fact the top priority is to care for the younger generation, young families, the elderly, teenagers and adults, in order to create a landscape in which everyone experiences a special atmosphere.

The project aims to integrate the new fluid shapes of the landscape within the existing rigid agricultural grid. A system of bicycle and pedestrian paths runs into the



Location : Riyadh | Saudi Arabia








Location: Riyadh | Saudi Arabia


This intervention involves the reconfiguration of an existing building on Mather Street in Riyadh (KSA). The new offices occupy a total of 3,000 square meters on nine storeys. The project redesigns the entire ground floor and all office and accessory spaces for some two hundred employees. The project revolves around the two key concepts of Identity and Flexibility. Identity is represented in the design of elements that characterize the image of the Italian company that will occupy the building; these elements are common to the company’s other offices around the globe, designed over the years by the office. Flexibility is one of the main requirements of contemporary office space; the project interprets this theme in the design of the interior building envelope that is designed as an open system: a discrete ceiling (not continuous), raised flooring and “technical” wainscoting. The entrance hall features a large cloud of wooden slats that configures the space and incorporates the lighting/communications systems.



location: Riyadh | SaudiArabia


The design of the new headquarters of the HRDF Human Resource Development Fund includes a host of supporting facilities including an auditorium, a floor for “reflection areas” and a mosque. The levels for the offices are arranged to subvert the classical concept of offices served by a central corridor in favour of a new interpretation of work: from the central nucleus the space flows toward the exterior façade, privileging spaces of relationship and shared work. Service areas are located close to the core in a “thick wall” that becomes a screen and container, gradually assuming the dimensions of a room. The fluidity of space, the true theme of the project, is read in the wall finishes and in the sculpted ceiling: the tectonics of the desert are explicitly recalled through the use of shaped strips that recreate a kind of “inverted surface of desert dunes”. This complex system conceals the space reserved for the electrical system and assumes a twofold value: a simultaneously sculptural and purely functional element, a permeable interface. At the uppermost floors the common themes of the design are present based on a division of tasks and roles typical of Eastern culture. A series of “special” floors host public functions and services; an important role is given to the ground floor which features auditoriums, a kindergarten, a counter for job seekers and a banquet hall. This space is also shaped by plastic sculptural/functional elements. Also in this case the treatment of surfaces, especially the ceiling, plays a fundamental role: in some cases in blanched oak veneer, in others “clouds” of white lacquered fins, other times it is an open space, completely glazed and characterized by sculptural lights.


V VALADIER location: Rome | Italy



The project in Via Valadier, Rome occupies the uppermost story of a building from the 1970s. The approximately 800-meter floor is organised around a central hall; from here two corridors extend out, on one side designed for technical staff, and on the other for the company management. The compositional element linking the common areas of the offices – the lobby and


corridors – are to be found in the new surfaces of an interior shell: a series of spatial elements that create a “thick surface” that organizes wooden boiserie, storage, waiting areas and reception spaces. The dominant element of this internal shell is the form and depth of this applied surface, in which matter vibrates and is moulded and deformed through plastic actions. The offices are designed as fluid spaces where spaces are organized into areas of work, communication and representation. In the managerial offices work surfaces, walls and ceilings define a unique shell that also houses mechanical and electrical equipment: light fixtures, cabling, ventilation and air conditioning systems.



Location: Pescara | Italy



The project for the new stadium of the Pescara Calcio company is located in the southern part of the city between the railway embankment and the hill. This is an area of particular relevance from the transport point of view, since there is the confluence of the main ridges of Adriatic mobility: __ North-south State Railways Line, a new train stop is planned __ Adriatic State Road __ Mass public transport terminal __ The motorway ss714 which connects directly with the A14 motorway and with the equipped entrance to the city and its metropolitan area. Furthermore, the site is located near the large D’Annunzio pine forest which, for about fifty-six hectares, develops parallel to the coast, becoming a “green infrastructure” that reconnects a series of noteworthy elements on a territorial scale, including the current Giovanni Cornacchia stadium , the ex Aurum, the Gabriele D’Annunzio theater, the Flaiano auditorium. These two territorial instances (artificial and natural) become carriers of the design strategies. The idea is to think about the project strongly integrated with the soil on which it rests, a new territorial centrality capable of triggering a process of regeneration of an area currently degraded and marked by some environmental detractors. The project starts from an area studied extensively, in which demolition interventions are planned for some transport infrastructures for about 2000 ml, giving to the D’Annunzio pinewood over two hectares of new planting and coming to touch the Vallelunga ditch and the historic village Alcyone. The settlement idea is oriented to the least impact with the soil. The relationship with the slope becomes the informative element to search for the optimal position of the artefacts while minimizing excavation operations. The movement of the land will be as low as possible




within the study area, using for environmental mitigation and naturalistic engineering works. The surfaces are mostly draining. It is a soil project that blends with the pine forest and generates the “pineta stadium”. The main elements of the project are: The green roof: designed as a clod of soil in continuity with the hillside. The textile covering of the stadium tiers that are like “sails” by day and lanterns by night; an important territorial signal for an area that is configured as the southern gate of the city. It is the large shelter that marks the intermodal node. A “jetty” below which there are: the new train stop, the mass public transport terminal (TPM), the interchange parking lot, the city bike terminal and sustainable mobility. These elements, besides being important components of the new sports center project, belong to the city and the territory, taking on an important role in defining the identity of this part of the city. The intervention is conceived as a piece of the territory, not only as a sports venue but with the necessary functional mix able to make it



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The stadium has a capacity of 20,700 seats, all covered, with a great quality of space and an optimal visibility between 8.50 and 37.00 meters from the field line. In order to have a stadium without barriers, open to all, great attention is given to accessibility and the possibility of multiple experiences of fruition. There are sky boxes, ground boxes and areas dedicated to families and entertainment directly overlooking the playing field. Environmental sustainability, as well as social and economic, is one of the themes of the project. Site sustainability, water management, energy management, materials and resources are aspects that will be applied to the different scales of the project, construction and management. It is an intervention with a strong social value, as well as urban and infrastructural planning. STADIO PINETA_Pescara

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Alongside the sports area there are spaces for socializing, commercial and recreational activities, conference rooms, a large square (covered and uncovered), the Pescara house, a panoramic terrace overlooking the D’Annunzio / Adriatico pinewood.

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Location: Montpellier | France



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The idea is to design of a stadium that arises from nature, and can be reconverted into nature. A stadium/park that turns into a green hill that can always be enjoyed by the community. “Craterre” is the crasis between earth and hill. “Craterre” is inside a green filament that connects the city of Montpellier (to the north) with the airport and the sea (to the south). A journey within 5 minutes by car, 15 minutes by bike and 30/40 minutes on foot. The urban vision is that of a “green corridor” that starts from the north (le Bosses Nature Reserve) and descends southwards to the sea intersecting notable events in the city of Montlellier: the stadium (crater), the area of the Expo and the ‘airport. The local rural context was the inspiring element of a stadium/park completely immersed in nature and part of the north-south green corridor that connects the city of Montpellier with the sea. The stadium is also a strong communicative element from the highway A9 view. The stadium has a first ring dug into the existing ground level, this is the main access level through a podium that turns into an exhibition space, a place for events and a fun


place. A podium that has a spectacular view over the football composition (an element that remains intact during multiple uses) Moreover, the whole green system from which the stadium is born, is a public space that is always accessible and available for leisure and outdoor use. Park, play area, places for temporary events, etc. The idea is to provide this part of the city with an equipped green infrastructure of which the stadium is a part. Furthermore, at the end of life the structure can be di-

smantled and all the soil returned to agricultural use. The main vehicle entrances are guaranteed by a branch at the current motorway junction. At this level we can guarantee vehicle and safety accesses, even directly in the field. A system that allows you to keep the main traffic flows separate from the “green” access routes to the stadium. A green infrastructure full of services. A suture that sews parts of the urban fabric with the existing service structures through an ecological and social corridor.


Location: New York | USA





The project idea is to study a hybrid typology in which the residential texture and the sports structure are merged into a continuum: it’s like an urban Colosseum Just as the Colosseum is perfectly integrated and is part of the urban texture of ancient Rome, in the project the basic residential module (about 30 square meters) becomes the matrix of an “urban lego“ that conforms within the territorial texture and embodies the soccer field / urban square. A sort of “Piazza del Campo” where part of the residential modules are used as “sky boxes” or “ground boxes” during the matches, transforming the entire structure from 40,000 to 60,000 seats.


The stadium facilities are uniformly distributed in the strip of the first four levels of Sky box, while along the axis of Driggs Avenue there are the part of Shops and commercial spaces with the food areas; in the terminal part of the tower there are multipurpose spaces, offices and residential units. The tower is an urban icon facing the Manatthan skyline. It’s an urban lantern. Gardens integrate and merge with the system of residential green roofs. Public spaces, private spaces and semi-private spaces constitute a spatial and functional continuum.




Location: Torino | Italy


4000 mt sports course



4000 mt sports course The project of the new sport center in an opportunity to redesign the southern edge of the city by setting up disconnected pieces between the urban context and the rural landscape. 4K in an urban reconnection project: __ New residential neighborhood __ United Europe Park + west extension __ Hotel + new sports/commercial center All in 4000 steps (4K meters) 40 minutes walk

The sports center as a new urban centrality. A green infrastructure accomodates the sports infrastructure with the commercial part; the alps hotel is the final part of all the green soil/roof. Alpine landscape and the project skyline overlap. The project is plugged onto the existing traces the volumes merge with the ground, interpreting the crisis between urban fabric and natural landscape.



Location: Changle, Fuzhou | Cina



The Project Football Town is an initiative sets with the province of Fujian and the municipalities of Fuzhou, Xiamen, Quanzhou and Changle. The design focused around a new “format” based on some strategic objectives: __ To favour the access to the chinese market of the Italian football culture and of the excellencies of the Made in Italy through the realization of a new attractive pole __ To gather, around football, our Country’s best offer in the fashion, food, design, trade and services sectors, and to emphasize the cultural exchange __ To design a new urban centre, iconic, multifunctional and technological that favours the visibility of the Made in Italy __ To promote the creation of synergies between the Italian and Chinese entrepreneurship, even by means of a start-up incubator. Football is the main topic, around which the following plays an important role: __ Football Academy – “training”, to be understood as support to the Chinese province in creating a new generations of footballers in response to the Government’s objectives __ Made in Italy – a wider and more specific knowledge of the Italian “original, certified and DOC” products __ Culture – the interactive participation to bilateral cultural paths, namely Italy-China, football-culture Starting from the abovementioned founding themes and from the contacts with the territory, a Designing Concept has been developed for a new urban attrac-


tive pole, modelled on the territory and built with the territory, thanks to the government’s co-partnership, but also to the Chinese entrepreneurial fabric interested in investing on well-structured projects and able to attract investments.


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21 000 seats: - 1 230 VIP - 108 Press seats - 180 Disabled - 180 carers - 12 Skybox with 144 seats - 10 Groundbox with 80 seats


10 000 seats: - 730 VIP - 180 Disabled - 180 Carers - 40 Press seats - 10 Groundbox with 80 seats

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THE SMART STADIUM The City will be a sort of big green and eco-sustainable Campus, where kids will be able to study and practise with the most modern and appropriate facilities as well as other connected functions: therefore, not only a football field, but also a school complex, recreational and welcoming facilities for kids and families. The Stadium, is designed as a sports car that evolves over time. it is divided into three configurations:

The maximum host of 50.000 seats, will present the modern features of a multipurpose area, both to support the Football Academy and the local and National championships. It shall be fundamental to trigger the “stadium effect”, by maximizing the potential of the facility (naming, advertising, sponsorship, merchanding, commercial activities, partnership) in line with the most modern Europan stadiums.

1) 10,000 seats 2) 21,000 seats 3) 50,000 seats a sustainable approach from an environmental point of view that allows us to gauge architecture with the social and collective growth of the city.



location: Foligno_Italy



The term “agritecture” refers to a systemic and integrated process applied to the rules of occupying open spaces (agriculture) and those typical of architecture. The crasis between architecture and agriculture marks a new field of action in which the approach to settlement does not begin with built space and move toward the colonization of empty spaces, but instead utilises the void to establish a possible new order. It is a process by which the void reappropriates the solid. The idea is to think of these spaces precisely in their quality as voids, not as an “urban void” or a gap in built space, but as a unique generator of


a category of spaces governed by the void. It is an operation of deurbanization: it is not the city and its rules that expands and colonises the void, but void space that, through an operation of understanding its taxonomy, gradually colonises the spaces of the city. There is an inversion in the matrix of settlement: city-nature. The texture of the soil becomes the semantic and figurative matrix of specific acts

of settlement: tower blocks generated by the patterns of agricultural fields serve as the natural continuation of the system of fields and open spaces.



Living is the first action to inhabit a territory. Interior and exterior, landscape and “interior” interact in a set of visual, material and spatial connections. An approach whose milestones are: __ A strong relationship with the city and the landscape; __ The reasons for the urban layout are all related to the context, its geometries and the landscape features of the site. __ The relationship with water and the definition of the best views are guiding elements in the architectural project. __ “Artisan” ability to resolve construction details and use of materials; The materials and design solutions are all contemporary, reinterpreting the historical tradition of the use of matter. __ A strong link with light and outdoor life. The study of light and the orientation of the apartments and the individual rooms within them informed all types of housing; the main rooms have direct views and external terraces. Terraces designed as real open-air rooms an integral part of domestic life.

Location: Pescara | Italy


__ Flexibility of individual housing modules. The housing modules of the main types requested have been studied on the basis of a module that defines all the interior spaces and guarantees maximum interchangeability of the various components. __ Environmental sustainability. The design solutions are designed in a circular vision of the economy for our present and for the future that we deliver. __ Durability and maintainability of the materials. The finishing materials have been carefully studied in order to avoid degradation or require periodic maintenance.












+8 - Copertura 24.95

+7 - Pianta piano settimo 22.25

+6 - Pianta piano sesto 19.10

+5 - Pianta piano quinto

H Reale mt. 24.95

+4 - Pianta piano quarto 12.70

H Virtuale mt. 23.70


+3 - Pianta piano terzo 9.55

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location: Giulianova_Italy



This residential and commercial project is located in the upper part of Giulianova, in Via Antonio Gramsci, at the intersection with Via Cesare Battisti. The idea of the ​​ project begins with the sloping terrain. A podium level (commercial, residential services, roof gardens) is surmounted by an east-facing volume that looks toward the sea; the simple geometry bends and warps on the south side to capture the landscape of the adjacent park. The project is essentially composed of two parts: 1) a transparent glass podium (commercial and accessory functions) situated along Via Antonio Gramsci. 2) a second volume resting atop the podium. The upper volume of residential units is in turn ‘doubled’: one part is composed of “semi-independent” residences accessed from terraced gardens and served directly from the entrance on Via Cesare Battisti, and a second part served by the building’s vertical circulation. The first, on the south side, is articulated by volumes projecting beyond the perimeter and the face of the upper volume, finished in coloured


plaster. The upper portion is strongly characterized by the shape of the roof that defines the line separating building and sky; to the south it is marked by a bend in the perimeter wall. This part is sculpted by the pattern of stone cladding.

The east and west elevations feature very large openings offering views toward the sea and mountains. The total area of the project is ​​ approximately 1,600 square meters.


location: Giulianova_Italy



The site is part of the urban expansion of a city of the sprawling city along the Adriatic coast. It is located behind one of the oldest and most glorious entertainment structures: the Kursaal. The themes of the project confront the morphology and typology conditions that may initially appear disadvantageous. The project reinterprets these conditions by treating them as architectural elements: - to free up the ground floor, all vertical distribution is concentrated at one end, defining the main elevation; - the theme of introspection and the regulation/collection of light, induced by the strong presence of the border, were used to generate a glass skin that wraps the building, becoming the interface between interior and exterior. It is similar to a skin that bends and peels way, screening views and simultaneously capturing natural light. The skin is a surface of reflections and reverberations.


The building is occupied by vacation properties. The highly elongated morphology suggested a resemblance with nautical spaces, rather than homes on land. The units are accessed via a long “bridge” at the uppermost floor that leads to the main living areas. Steel and wood stairs lead from the open living room/kitchen to the lower levels or up to a deck/terrace. The units “float” above a void and dematerialised ground floor framed by a glass wall. The comparison, with the Kursaal occurs in the continuous contrast of lightweight forms and materials opposed to the material qualities of the masses of the plastered surfaces of the Kursaal. Function becomes the pretext for confronting projects designed by Italian architects during the 1950s/60s. Fragments of history of great interest, for their approach to the hybrid, the multiple, the uncertain. A mixed condition that I believe can be found in our work. A tribute to Luigi Moretti.



location: Giulianova_Italy


This project concerns the redefinition of the waterfront in Giulianova. The site is a long strip of waterfront and it is an area of strategic ​​ importance for reaching the beach from the central part of the city and for its engagement with the port area. The site was originally modified in the late ‘30s under the Fascist Government. In 1955 this same waterfront was literally dismantled and reassembled to make room for a second vehicular lane. The current image is that of a two-lane vehicular promenade. While a similar operation may make sense in the ear of “cars”, today it is anachronistic: the city wants to reacquire spaces for social and economic actives and new spaces able to represent its new “feeling”. The project proposes reconverting one of the two vehicular lanes into a public pedestrian walkway, with vehicular traffic on one side only. The attempt was to redesign an elongated succession of spaces (from east to west): sea, beach, sandy shore, waterfront promenade, urban roadways, and western sidewalk along the city edge. The project is a work of landscape architecture: _ The site is “inhabited” by a system whose minimum components (platform, shade canopy, boxes) are located on land and at sea. Illuminated by mini-solar panels, they offer a code for reading the landscape.



location: Luino_Italy



This project considers the architectural elements inside the Ca’ Pozzi Park as part of the ground plane, while the buildings set among the trees are imagined as existing rocks rising from this surface. A suggestion triggered by a stone collected on the site initiated a synaptic process that models a “steel” splinter of siliceous rock into a complex building, capable of responding to the Client’s needs and those of the territory of Ca’ Pozzi. The volumes of the buildings conform and deform in the search for views, light and spaces between the trees. The orientation of the building connotes its “genetics”: __ the buildings are set along the east-west “heliothermic” axis and feature two separate entrances a vehicular entrance to the north and a pedestrian entrance to the south; __ the interiors are oriented to place primary spaces along the south side and service areas on the north side; __ the differentiated exploitation of natural light; __ the possibility to scale proposed solutions through a progressive increase along the east-west axis in correspondence with the tenets bio-architecture: orientation, natural ventilation, placement of beds (on the north). Space: the idea is to define a fluid space, a “tissue” with a series of elements at different scales organised like a wearable fabric.




location: Giulianova_Italy



Capece_Venanzi House is a suburban dwelling situated in the sprawling city running along the Adriatic coast in an anonymous urban settlement between Ascoli and Pescara. This apparently “intermediate” area “without quality” is a strip of land without buildings between the plains and hills. The original idea was to construct a building with an orientation completely open to the hill considered a sort of green “sea”.

The parti unfolds in section on three levels. The main idea of the composition plays with the metaphor of transposing a Tetris game piece at a macroscale. Two opposing volumes represent the two parts of the building and reveal the diversity of their functions through a twofold treatment of materials: a stone clad base and a white plaster volume. Light is one of the primary materials of the project. A system of cuts into the walls and ceilings draws shadow and light into the interior of the first floor during the day, while the ground floor is flooded with light at all times. At night, an LED lighting system defines a set of façade into a luminous screen.



MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING ASTRA location: Giulianova_Italy



The multipurpose ASTRA building is located at the eastern edge of the square, and thus assumes the role of redefining its entire edge. The building stands at the north-east edge of the area, marking a boundary and completely freeing up the entire southern area of the site. The design moves all of the vertical circulation to the “back” of the building, leaving the south-west part completely free. Two of the three floors are designed as a unique entity that “floats” above a “transparent” plane.The building is structured on four levels: a basement occupied by mechanical and service spaces and garages; a commercial ground floor level; a first/second floor of east-west facing apartments. The composition focuses on the design of the south-west facade where movable vertical panels alternate with etched glass panels.


The movable panels consist of an anodised aluminium frame housing perforated ash wood panels. The moveable panels are defined by the alternation of circular openings and the fixed panels by plates of frosted and enamelled acid green glass. Working in collaboration with Omnidecor the office designed a new texture (circoline®) that employs coloured and printed glass that is perforated and edge finished before being tempered and laminated.

changing of light and shadow, while at night, backlit, they turn the building into an urban “lantern”. The east side is shielded with a metal “sail” made with panels of expanded metal. External spaces are finished in rectangular slabs of black porphyroid featuring inserts of backlit etched glass

Light plays a key role in the design of the project: during the day the glass elements change colour with the



location: Bellante_Italy



Designed for Racotek, a local concessionaire of Dow Corning, this distribution hub for Central Italy was to be not only a space for storing, packaging and shipping of goods, but also a tool for defining a brand image through architecture. The occupation of the site introduces a strong formal identity that seeks a dialogue with a hybrid territory situated between an urban and a suburban/rural condition. The adjacency to an important artery and the primary exposure of the building (east-west), are two of the conditions that most informed the project and its formal and organizational components. The building is organized in functional “bands” that inform the organization of the plan and the design of the elevations, comprised of parts distinguished by volume and materials.


The production area, which represents the largest part, consists of a tall base wall surmounted by a system of polycarbonate fins that create a steel screen of “scales” approximately five meters high.

and a sealing system hooked into three openings at the end of each brick. The realization of this complex building presented the office with the possibility to verify the maturity of its design research, testing the knowledge and skills gained in previous experiences.

The east volume of the building is wrapped by a ventilated façade of terracotta bricks, dry mounted on a steel substructure. The most traditional of materials is thus manipulated, installing the same piece in multiple positions and with different spacings. The result is a “skin” that is partially closed in some areas open in others, serving as a brise soleil. The anchoring system, consists in a series of steel runners tied back to the main wall


location: Ortona_Italy



A cemetery is a place of collective memory. Walking in these places re-dimensions the scope of our efforts in relation to the passing of time. From this point of view, the cemetery of Ortona is further charged with evocative power, reminding the world of the thousands of lives claimed by the last World War. As in the city of the living, the successive expansions of the cemetery mirror the vicissitudes of previous ages. It is difficult to find a “pattern” in the expansions of the last decades. This probably reflects the uncertainty and cultural disconnection experienced during the era of mass industrialization. The project area involves the last portion of land available for the expansion of the cemetery. It is located on the crest of a hill overlooking the sea and with a view of extraordinary beauty. The project structures a system based on two conditions: __ the terminus of the cemetery; __ an element of/on the landscape that dialogues with this very strong environmental presence.


The project attempts to respond to two main statements: __ geometry: the parti reflects the geometries of the historic cemetery. The result is a plan that resembles the teeth of a comb, in which the “fingers” employ a grid of alignments (a bar code) that communicates with the plan of the cemetery. __ landscape: the filiform buildings open up toward the landscape unhinging one of the canonical components of the cemetery system: the fence.

The sea itself becomes one of the elements of the project: the cuts in the walls offer various views outward. __ the slope: the buildings are used to connect different levels across the site. __ materials: the project uses essentially two materials: stone cladding and plaster. The buildings are designed as monolithic volumes clad in stone; the sections are in white plaster. The coating is made of rough stone with strong chromatic variations.


location: Roma_Italy










Piazza dei Cinquecento is currently one of the main mobility hubs in Italy with about 480,000 visitors a day and about 150 million a year. The square is the interface between the city and the integrated mobility system that is located on the Roma Termini station, a privileged arrival directly in the heart of the city. A space so powerful in terms of number of users is not equally capable of representing the city of Rome and of becoming a machine capable of directing pedestrian flows in the multiplicity of routes that the city offers.


Currently we can say that the square does not exist. It is a large space inhabited by a multitude of flows that over time have stratified and self-organized, thanks to a good availability of public space following the demolition of the nineteenth-century station, station that occupied grenades of the current reservoir of Piazza dei Cinquecento. The project has two main lines of investigation: - the first is to build the identity of Piazza dei Cinquecento, a square in the sense of defined, identifying and relational space, enhance the relationships between Termini Station, the Servian Walls, the Baths of Diocletian and the

rationalize) the latter in the perimeter of the square adjacent to the existing via Giolitti and Via De Nicola, defining a real intermodal pier. It’s a choice that shortens and compacts the vehicular routes and defines in a clear and functional way the areas of the different modes of transport (taxi, city bus, tourist bus, tram, kiss & ride, etc.). Piazza dei Cinquecento Taking up the measurement of the imposing nineteen-meter overhang of the canopy of the head building of Termini station, the new Piazza dei Cinquecento is built.

Palazzo Massimo Museum.


The reorganization of Piazza dei Cinquecento must guarantee pedestrian connection with the Roma Termini hub and guarantee a high level of safety and usability.

The project idea is to give shape to these two main programmatic aspects by building the two systems of public spaces: one completely pedestrian, the Piazza dei Cinquecento, and another, that one of the square / hub of mobility and transport.

The second is to organize and make efficient the multitude of mobility flows by integrating them with the evolution of the transport system, also orienting an ecological transition in the management of transport

The strategic choice was to empty the heart of the square from vehicle crossings and to concentrate (and

The ribs of the nave of the “dinosaur” define the measure that marks the travertine pavement of the square. A measure that relates to piazza del Popolo and the main squares of the urban fabric of Rome. The invasion of the square is based on a perfect square of 120 ml x 120 ml, a geometric element typical of Roman culture that is at the hinge between the complex hub of mobility and the heart of the city. It’s a completely pedestrian area from which you can rediscover the view towards the scenic backdrop of the Servian walls, the Terme of Diocleziano and the Museum of Palazzo Massimo and across the axis of Via Cavour towards the Fori Imperiali and the heart of the city.



location: Avezzano_Italy




The intervention area is located in the north of the city of Avezzano. It’s bordered by via Ferruccio Parri and by via Aldo Moro, to the east.

that of the ground design of the Fucino plain: a strongly identifying approach that indissolubly binds the project to the city of Avezzano.

The site has a natural slope from west to east and from north to south.

The project defines a “topos”, a relational place that can become a factor of individual development and of the whole community of Avezzano.

Starting from the natural slope of the site, the idea of​​ the project is to model the volumes of the two school complexes in harmony with the ground, defining, without interruption, a sort of park / school in which interior spaces alternate for the didactics and outdoor spaces for outdoor teaching. The figurative matrix is​​

The garden roof is carpeted with sedum and weed and native grasses, a solution that does not require an irrigation system or maintenance actions during the rooting and life stages.



The school complex is conceived as a place for training and territorial cohesion. It’s a building that brings together in a single design the ideas and needs of schools of different levels as well as a means for all the citizens of the area to carry out their life project. The park is an integral part of the settlement and didactic system allowing a constant physical and visual interconnection, between the collective, individual and exploratory spaces. The will is to devise a school “machine” that induces an exchange between the didactic environments and accompanies the student towards a growth path from the first primary to secondary grades. The interior spaces, as well as being oriented towards permeability criteria and maximum flexibility of use, can be configured in possible “didactic scenarios” through the use of movable movable partitions. The closed classrooms are flanked by “an open-air classroom”, a sort of protected garden equipped for teaching. All the courtyards have a deciduous tree that can offer shelter from the sun during the summer and winter sunshine. Furthermore, the courtyard is equipped with retractable and adjustable slats that guarantee control of sunlight and protection from rain.

The ten primary school classes are grouped into five groups (one for each year) and each group defines an identity didactic area with its own dimensions, learning needs and recognisability






Project Giovanni Vaccarini Project coordinator Herman Cabonetti Staff Rebecca Massari, Stefano Mont Gibes Construction engeneer Stefano Pallavicini - Proger spa MEP Caludio Setti Client ELEA Costruzioni Location Pescara Chronology project 2018_realization 2021

Project Giovanni Vaccarini Client Powercrop Russi srl Partners Enel Green Power SpA Seci Energia SpA Business developer Alfredo Donati Project managers Santo Riganello, Carlo Manganelli, Giovanni Pasqui, Venanzio Garau, Fernando Maltinti Project engineering Franco Meroni, Corrado Zampatti, Antonino Caronia Site manager Paolo Innocentini Site construction supervisor Stefano Salvotti (Studio DueEsse) Safety coordinator - construction phase Daniele Arasi (Techno-HSE) Safety coordinator - design phase Alessandro Pazzi (Libra Ravenna) Geologist Studio Garassino Landscape design Antonio Stignani (Studio Paisà) Environmental impact study Corsi/Retini (Steam) Main contractors General contractor Termokimik Corporation SpA Furnace AET gmbh Turbine and thermal cycle TOSI SpA Architectural envelope MAP SpA - metal carpentry



bioenergy plant

General construction Impresa Salvati SpA Electropower line Cantamessa SpA Location Russi (RA), Italy Chronology realization 2019

SPG office

Project Giovanni Vaccarini Staff Francesca Di Giannantonio, Alice Cerigioni, Luisa Di Blasio, Ida Blasioli, Anthony Bove, Alfonso Di Felice, Matteo Mucciante, Daniele Silvestri, Giuditta Maria Lelli Consultants Structural engineering Wintsch&Cie Technical direction Fossati Architects SA Facade engineering BCS SA Lighting design for the facade SIMOS; atelier-r2d2 Facades Stahlbau Pichler Photographers Adrien Buchet Press office Image MEDIA AGENCY Client Thierry Barbier-Muller, SPG - Asset Development Location Geneva Chronology project 2010_realization 2016




Project Giovanni Vaccarini Staff Francesca Di Giannantonio, Silvia Incollingo, Michela Pirro Client

Project Giovanni Vaccarini SINCRETICA Architecture Poject coordinator Matteo Preite Staff Herman Carbonetti Client Diaverum Location Ryiadh chronology realization 2020

Project Giovanni Vaccarini Client Proger S.p.a. Location Rome Chronology realization 2012

urban planning

City of Geneva

Location Geneva chronology project 2017


fairgrounds Project Giovanna Mar, Alessandro Scandurra, Giovanni Vaccarini, Umberto Zanetti Staff Francesca Di Giannantonio, Alfonso Di Felice, Paola Bellagamba Engineering and project management Proger S.p.a. Landscape LAND Milano S.r.l. Mobility Systematica S.r.l., IPTE Istitute of Planning and trasportation Engineering Plant Manens Tifs Client Socialist republic of Vietnam Location Hanoi chronology project 2016

health clinic


offices Project Giovanni Vaccarini SINCRETICA Architecture Construction engeneer Hitrac engineering Client Proger S.p.a. Location Ryiadh chronology project 2013


Project Giovanni Vaccarini SINCRETICA Architecture Construction engeneer Proger S.p.a. Client HRDF Riyadh Location Ryiadh Chronology project 2015



Project Giovanni Vaccarini Engeneer Proger SPA Staff Silvia Incollingo, Michela Pirro, Stefano Mont Girbes Client Delfino Pescara Calcio Location Pescara Chronology project 2017

CRATERRE stadium

Project Giovanni Vaccarini Staff Stefano Mont Gibes, Herman Carbonetti, Matteo Preite, Enrico Pignatelli Location Montpellier Chronology competition 2019




Project Giovanni Vaccarini Staff Stefano Mont Gibes, Herman Carbonetti, Annarita Tataglia, Paolo Carbonetti Location New York Chronology project 2019

Project Giovanni Vaccarini Construction engeneer Matteo Preite, Stefano Mont Girbes Client ELEA Costruzioni Location Pescara Chronology pojetct 2019



Project Giovanni Vaccarini Staff Stefano Mont Girbes, Herman Carbonetti, Matteo Preite, Enrico Pignatelli Location Torino Chronology project 2019

Project Giovanni Vaccarini Staff Francesca Di Giannantonio, Luisa Di Blasio, Carolina Mastropietro Client Di Ferdinando Costruzioni S.r.l. Location Giulianova Chronology project 2010_realization 2016




multipurpose building Project Giovanni Vaccarini Staff Alice Cerigioni, Francesca Di Giannantonio, Marco Zitti, Luisa Di Blasio Client Foligno Museum Location Foligno chronology project 2011



multipupose building

EX “ARENA BRAGA” multipupose building

Project Giovanni Vaccarini with Leo Medori Construction engeneer Pierantonio Cascioli Staff Luigina D’Emilio, Felice De Nardis, Roberto Di Pizio, Sabrina Romani Client Di Ferdinando Costruzioni S.r.l. Location Giulianova chronology project 2000_realization 2003


Project Giovanni Vaccarini Construction engeneer Marco Mongia, Antimo Battistoni Staff Sabrina Romani, Flavia Benigni, Simone Uteri Client Municipal administration of Giulianova Location Giulianova Chronology project 2000_realization 2003

CA’ POZZI residential

Project Giovanni Vaccarini Staff Francesca Di Giannantonio, Luisa Di Blasio, Vincenzo Moretti, Pasquale Dacchille, Alice Cerigioni Client Ca’ Pozzi srl Location Luino Chronology project 2011


residential Project Giovanni Vaccarini Staff Laura Marini, Lucia Tomeo Client private Location Giulianova Chronology project 2004_realization 2005


multipupose building Project Giovanni Vaccarini with Danilo Romani, Sabrina Romani Construction engeneer Lanfranco Liberatore Staff Luigina D’Emilio, Sabrina Romani Client Astra Immobiliare Location Giulianova Chronology project 2004_realization 2007


Project Giovanni Vaccarini Consultant Pierantonio Cascioli Staff Alterio Cascioli, Alessandro Tucci Client Racotek S.r.l. Location Bellante Chronology project 1999_realization 2000


Project Giovanni Vaccarini Client Ortona Location Ortona Chronology project 2005_realization 2006


Project Giovanni Vaccarini Client Rome Location Rome Staff Herman Carbonetti, Stefano Mont Girbes, Matteo Preite, Matteo Mazzamurro, Ilaria Marano, Chiara Di Quinzio Chronology competition 2021


Project Giovanni Vaccarini Client Avezzano Location Avezzano Staff Herman Carbonetti, Stefano Mont Girbes, Matteo Preite, Matteo Mazzamurro, Chiara Di Quinzio Chronology competition 2021



GVA _Giovanni Vaccarini Architect,

graduated with honors in Architecture from the “Gabriele D’Annunzio” University of Pescara in 1993. In 1994 he took a post-graduate specialization course in landscape architecture at University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Ontario, Canada. He holds a PhD in architectural composition. He is visiting professor at several Italian faculties of architecture and engineering. He was adjunct professor in Architectural Composition at the School of Architecture and the “Gabriele D’Annunzio” University of Pescara. He founded Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti in 1993.

Architecture is born from ideas, not from form; form is the outcome of the staging of these ideas. His office, a laboratory of research and experimentation with 25 years of experience, focuses its research on reaffirming the primacy of ideas over form. Research, design and construction are the components of the very same vision. Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti is currently designing the new soccer stadium for Pescara Calcio in Italy. With this project he was awarded the 2018 edition of The Plan Award, category: Sports and leisure. In 2017 the design for the new Headquarters of SPG Société Privée de Gérance was one of the winners of the Architizer Award. In 2016 was awarded the “Prix Bilan de l’Immobilier” in the “rénovation” category; He is recipient of the Iakov Chernikov prize at the 2015 Sofia Architecture Triennial in Bulgaria. Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti was one of the Italian firms selected for The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. Curious by nature, Giovanni Vaccarini combines cultural, artistic, civil and economic endeavors. He is winner of national and international competitions, his projects and writings appear in major international architecture publications. He is father of four children and with his wife Giovanna lives and works in Pescara, Italia.


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