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Alessandra Cianchetta

Tue, Sep 19, 2017    6:30pm

I NEED MORE: Working across scales and genres*

Alessandra Cianchetta presents her renowned Poissy Galore with Swiss practice HHF, her A-Z Drawing Series in collaboration with the artist Ania Soliman - showcased in this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial, and other recent projects at different scales.

ALESSANDRA CIANCHETTA is an award-winning Italian-born architect whose work includes master planning, cultural buildings, interiors, exhibitions, and publications. Among her recent realizations is Poissy Galore, a museum and observatory set in a park on the Seine, near Paris, the masterplan for Paris-La Défense, an arts district in Liverpool, UK and an 85,000-square-meter mixed-use sector in Lausanne Switzerland. Her A-Z Drawing Series, in collaboration with the artist Ania Soliman, has been selected for the Chicago Architecture Biennial opening this Fall. Alessandra is a founding partner of AWP, a practice based in London and Paris. In 2015 she was selected from among the leading women practitioners working in the UK for the show “Urbanistas: women innovators in architecture, urban and landscape design”. She has taught architecture and urban-design studios at Cornell University, University of Virginia, Columbia University’s New York-Paris Program and The Berlage. She is also a consultant and adviser to Strelka KB in Moscow and to the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore.

*Iggy Pop, 1980

GSAPPXX is the GSAPP chapter of ArchiteXX, a national organization for women in design. At GSAPP, we use the platform to elevate the work of influential and innovative women, and to prompt discussion on the work they produce and the process they use.

Free and open to the public.
Organized by GSAPPXX.

Photo: Poissy, AWP-HHF by Iwan Baan