Christian Gasparini: SAGM – sculpture atelier galliani montecchio

Christian Gasparini, Italy

Professor at the Politecnico of Milan, where he teaches and works as researcher of urban and architectural planning since 2007, he is expert in bioclimatic planning with a merit mentioning in 1999 by the University of Bologna. In 2000 he worked in Chile, being selected for the international workshop ‘Valparaiso del chile: ideas y proyectos por el casco historico’, that followed the election of Valparaiso to the status of humanity heritage by Unesco. Many are the participations in international meetings and conferences, in particular in 2010 he is invited designer at the international workshop Palermo: Neighborhoods suburbs and contemporary city (Scientific Research Miur-Prin 2007). In 2011 he is lecturer at the Second World Congress of the Light, in Venice Biennale, together with: Karla Menten, Barbara Balestrieri, Maurice Asso, David Chipperfield, Caruso- Ghafour, Rodolfo Dordoni, Claudio La Viola, Gabriele Lelli, Manfred Draxl, Winy Mass, Vittorio Longheu, Felipe Lozano, Simona Pieri, Barozzi-Veiga, Kengo Kuma. In 2014 he is invited lecturer at the international conference New Urban Languages: Re-thinking Urban Ideology in Post-ideological Times in Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura Madrid. In 2018 he published “Smart Cities vs Smart Territories”, a sort of debate with Elisabetta Bello, Maria Teresa Gabardi and Nunziante Mastrolia on the idea of smart cities (Licosia edizioni). In 2019 he published “il progetto come connessione – architettura città paesaggio”. The book is a research on the architectural fundamentals, in which the figure of the link/connection is the plan principle of architecture, city and landscape. (Maggioli Editore)

Based in Reggio Emilia and Milan and founded by Christian Gasparini, the office turns its attention to the relationship between architecture, city and landscape, and investigates modular structures, interweaving scales, typologies, spaces for a new identity between place and people. Architecture becomes a medium between Nature and Technology, capable of constructing a sense of human presence in nature. Several critical contributions have been presented in publications in Italy and abroad. The practice extends its approach to different topics: masterplan/landscape, cultural/public, education/cult, sports/leisure, work/office, temporary/exhibition and housing/housing. Participation in design competitions leads to continuous experimentation: the office won several architectural competitions in Italy and abroad. NAT Office’s works received many awards, such as Architizer A+Awards – New York and American Architecture Prize – Los Angeles 2017 (RABM), ArchdailyBoty candidate – Los Angeles, Inarcassa and Cicop Award – Firenze, Best Italian Interior Design Platform – Milano 2018 (HLBH), BigSee Architecture Award – Lubiana, London International Creative Competition – London and DNA Paris Design Award – Paris 2019 (HHCR), Best Italian Exhibition Design Platform – Milan 2019 (SEGB), The Plan Awards – Bologna (HHCR HCBC, SEGB), ArchdailyBoty candidate – Mexico City 2020 (HHCR). In 2020 Househut Corticella (HHCR) wins the special IN/ARCH Award 2020 new architecture. In 2023 Studio Atelier Galliani was shortlisted for the Wood Architecture Prize – Bolzano, Rigenera Prize for Architecture in Emilia Romagna – Reggio Emilia and nominate for Archdaily Boty 2023 and wins a mention IN/ARCH Award 2023 new architecture.