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V I T T O R I O M O N TA U R O A R C H I T E C T U R A L

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During the academic years I deepened my architectural knowledge and developed an interest for graphic design, rendering of interior and exteriors spaces for sustainable and architecture. I am highly motivated, detail-oriented, dynamic and proactive; always committed to complete every project accurately by respecting the highest standards required. My passion for photography and my experience as a freelance photographer contributed to my good eye for details and a natural attitude for aesthetics and creative design. ABSTRACT ITA Siamo spesso abituati ad associare l’architettura e le sue figure ad una condizione di immobilità che ormai da qualche decennio sembra non appartenergli più. La mia tesi vuole inizialmente ricercare tutti quegli elementi presenti nell’involucro che, attraverso gli svariati metodi di mutazione delle sue configurazioni, possano creare un forte riferimento alla applicazione progettuale. Viene prevista a tal proposito la demolizione e ricostruzione dell’attuale terminal crociere presente all’interno del porto di Catania che verrà poi avvolto da una facciata dinamica in grado di adattarsi alle condizioni e ai parametri stabiliti. Il nuovo terminal vuole rinascere attraverso i suoi nuovi servizi pensando non solo alla mobilità del cittadino ma anche al comfort che si intende raggiungere attraverso il design degli ambienti interni ed esterni. La tesi avrà quindi l’obiettivo di fornire una continua riconfigurazione di un ambiente per definizione in sempre in movimento, dopotutto come ciò che lo circonda, il mare.

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It is very common to associate architecture and its figures to a condition of stillness. In the past decade it seems that this condition is no longer.

Via Firenze 24/, Acicastello, Catania, Italy. through the various different methods of change in its configurations, can create a strong This research primarily aims to search all those elements present in the building envelope that, reference to the design implementation. About the project current status, the demolition and

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reconstruction of the current cruise terminal located within the port of Catania is already planned; the planned structure will then be partially covered by a dynamic façade able of adapting to the conditions and parameters established.

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The new terminal wants to be revived through its new services keeping in mind not only the

mobility of the citizens, but also the comfort that is intended to be achieved through the design of the interior and exterior environments. The thesis will therefore have the ultimate aim of providing a new continuous arrangement of an environment which is, per se, after all always in motion as what is surrounded by: the sea.


ACADEMIC BACKGROUND LANGUAGES

B.A.E. / M.A.E. Integrated Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering. University of Catania. October 2012 - October 2019

ITALIAN

ENGLISH

SOFTWARE SKILLS

DISSERTATION Dynamic envelopes: design application for a new cruise terminal in the port of Catania

Scientific High School Diploma, Galileo Galilei Scientific High School, Catania, Italy. September 2006 - July 2011

S O C I A L A N D O R G A N I Z AT I O N S K I L L S Each of the interest and passion cultivated in the past years contributed to develop or improve existing skills and new ones, that I am able to put in practice on daily routine both and at work

ARCHITECTURE • Team work • Leadership • Active listening • Mediation and support • Consultation • Brain storming • Working under pressure • Meating deadlines • Flexible • Eclectic attitude

PHOTOGRAPHY • Composition Awareness • Visual Communication • Excellent Client Approach • Meating Client Requests • Multi-tasking • Graphic skills • Team Management • Patience • Vibrant Attitude

PIANO • Creativity • Artistic approach • Empathy • Dedication • Constant practice

TRAVEL • Problem solving • Communication • Planning • Independence • Adaptability • Diversity - Oriented • Oversea Backpacking Experience


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Yellow tree Arts Production 19-24 August 2019 Sicily, Italy https://www.DoriaBramante.com/ Management and direction of the composition of the photograph for the realization of the pilot episode of a travel/wine series. SELECTED PROJECTS What on Earth are you Drinking? ARCHITECT ASSISTANT Santa Contarino Architectural Firm 1 March 2017-6 April 2018 Catania, Italy https://www.edilportale.com/santa-contarino/ Design of structures in different scales through the use of 3D software (rhinoceros, autocad and google Sketchup). Study of environmental sustainability. SELECTED PROJECTS - Ciclope Hotel, (Acitrezza). - Hotel Saracen, (Palermo). PHOTOGRAPHER Outsiders Webzine December 2014-current Catania, Italy http://outsidersweb.it/ Realization of photographic projects/reports for music events, shows, artisticarchitectonic events. SELECTED PROJECTS EXPO MILAN 2015. ARCHITECT ASSISTANT AAA Architechts June 2016-August 2016 Den Haag, the Netherlands https://www.aaarchitects.nl/ Support to the design of several projects of different scales and in different stages, renovation, extension of several embassies and private diplomatic residences. (through 2D and 3D software, creation of models, observation and direction of construction activities.) SELECTED PROJECTS - Embassy of the United Arab Emirates. Den Haag, Netherlands. - Arabic Cultural Center. Alexander Straat, Den Haag, Netherlands.

WORKSHOPS “Insuperable Catania”: A city accessible to all. 2-4th May 2019 Study of the importance of the removal of architectural and social barriers through the production of scenarios and protected routes on two areas of intervention in Catania.

AWARDS Winner (2nd place) of the photographic contest: “Lives in a journey”, Section, Emotion. The winning photograph was exposed at the Museum AMO in Verona for 3 months.

ADDITIONAL INFO • DRIVING LICENSES: A,B • FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER Catania, October 2012 - Ongoing • PIANIST: Soloist and in Orchestra


CONTENTS ACADEMIC WORKS

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Dissertation: Dynamic envelopes: design application for a new cruise terminal in the port of Catania

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Recovery and conservation of a residential building in Nesima superiore, Catania, Italy.

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Pavilion project for Expo Dubai 2020


PROFESSIONAL WORKS

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Ciclope Hotel ****, Acitrezza, Catania, Italia. Santa Contarino Architecture Studio

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Saudi Cultural Berau, The Hague, The Neterlands AAARCHITECTS

PHOTOGRAPHY

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EXPO Milano 2015. Report e Galleria on www.outsiderswebzine.com


ACADEMIC WORKS


01 Dissertation: Dynamic envelopes: design application for a new cruise terminal in the port of Catania


ACADEMIC WORKS

01 . Dissertation: Dynamic envelopes: design application for a

new cruise terminal in the port of Catania

It is very common to associate architecture and its figures to a condition of stillness. Yet, it seems that in the past decades this condition has changed. This research primarily aims to search all those elements present in the building envelope that, through the various different methods of change in its configurations, can create a strong reference to the design implementation. About the project current status, the demolition and reconstruction of the current cruise terminal located within the port of Catania is already planned; the planned structure will then be partially covered by a dynamic faรงade able of adapting to the conditions and parameters established. The new terminal wants to be revived through its new services keeping in mind not only the mobility of the citizens, but also the comfort that is intended to be achieved through the design of the interior and exterior environments. The thesis will therefore have the ultimate aim of providing a new continuous arrangement of an environment which is, per se, after all always in motion as what is surrounded by: the sea.


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ACADEMIC WORKS

01 . Dissertation: Dynamic envelopes: design application for a

new cruise terminal in the port of Catania

PROJECT AREA


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ACADEMIC WORKS

01 . Dissertation: Dynamic envelopes: design application for a

new cruise terminal in the port of Catania

Control security

Info point


Rooftop bar

Art gallery

Co-working Lab


02 Recovery and conservation of a residential building in Nesima superiore, Catania, Italy.


ACADEMIC WORKS

02 .Recovery and conservation of a residential building in Nesima superiore, Catania, Italy.

The design includes a project for the recovery and redevelopment of an “ultra-popular” residential building complex from the 1950s in Catania, specifically in the area Nesima Superiore. Phase 1 includes the Methodological Process: consultation with the Catania municipal historical archive, thematic analysis, study of the context and the territorial framing of buildings, particular attention given to the interactions with the nearby buildings, roads, services , etc. Phase 2: study and analysis of a single building, focusing on the geometry and the functional distribution of the various apartments. However, we noted that the energy performance had to be compared with the current legislation (Legislative decree 06.26.2015). Phase 3: redevelopment project, which aims to identify and solve the various needs. Furthermore, to promote a sustainable redevelopment - drawing on the concepts of bioclimatic and green building - the directives proposed by the “Leed Protocol” are taken into account, trying to respond to the multiple areas of evaluation of which it is composed.

Area access

Vehicles path

Pedestrians path

Building access


DESIGN PROJECT

ACTUAL CONDITION


ACADEMIC WORKS

02 . Recovery and conservation of a residential building in Nesima superiore, Catania, Italy.

DEMOLITIONS AND REBUILDINGS PLAN

DEMOLITIONS REBUILDINGS

FUNCTIONAL SPACE ANALYSIS

LIVING ROOM KITCHEN BEDROOM BATHROOM HALLWAY


ENERGY

M AT E R I A L S A N D R E S O U R C E S

WAT E R M A N A G M E N T

INTERNAL COMFORT QUALITY


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Pavilion project for Expo Dubai 2020


ACADEMIC WORKS

03 . Pavilion project for Expo Dubai 2020

“Les Dunes” is developed along two symmetrical bodies, each of which has a functional mix to maximy its usability by the public. The space enclosed into the embrace of the two bodies is covered by a large coverture, reminding a large lacy cloth, aiming to repairing from radiation, and to filtering the light creating an atmosphere that recalls the majestic windows of Gothic cathedrals. To improve the inner square’s climate, a central body of water is used, acting also as a reference for visitors.

Project area


Study of dominant winds (North - North West) and solar exposure

Court system for natural cooling

Reference to Arabic culture through typical geometric patterns

Rework of natural forms present in the territory


ACADEMIC WORKS

03 . Pavilion project for Expo Dubai 2020 Coverture plan

Coverture

Coverture structure

South Elevation

Co-working space

First floor Plan

Media Lab

northern internal elevation

Exhibition center

Food and drinks

Ground floor plan

West Elevation

Axonometry view


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Ciclope Hotel **** Acitrezza, Catania, Italia. Santa Contarino Architecture Studio


PROFESSIONAL WORKS

04 . Hotel Ciclope ****, Acitrezza, Catania, Italia. Studio di architettura Santa Contarino

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PROFESSIONAL WORKS

04 . Hotel Ciclope ****, Acitrezza, Catania, Italia. Studio di architettura Santa Contarino


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Saudi cultural Bureau The Hague, The Netherlands. AAARCHITECTS


PROFESSIONAL WORKS

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Saudi cultural Bureau, The Hague, The Netherlands. AAARCHITECTS

The renovation of a monumental villa for office use transforms the building into an Arab cultural center. The spaces are characterized by the harmonious duality between Dutch and Saudi culture. This has enriched the historic building in terms of quality both inside and outside, creating new details that were executed with the same care and mastery of the past.

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PROFESSIONAL WORKS

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Saudi cultural Bureau, The Hague, The Netherlands. AAARCHITECTS


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EXPO Milano 2015 Gallery e report on www.outsiderswebzine.com


PHOTOGRAPHY

06 . EXPO Milano 2015

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06 . EXPO Milano 2015

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06 . EXPO Milano 2015

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