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Giancarlo Mazzanti

Giancarlo Mazzanti (1963, Barranquilla, Colombia) is an architect graduated from the Javeriana University, Bogotá - Colombia (1987) with a postgraduate degree in Architecture History and theory, and Industrial Design from the University of Florence. Italy (1991).

He has been teacher in several Colombian universities, and has taught at some of the most prestigeous American universities such as Princeton University in 2012, Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2014 and University of Pennsylvania in 2016. He has been invited to lecture at Pratt, Yale, Berkeley, University of Valencia, Monterrey, Buenos Aires, Catolica del Peru, MIT, Tulane and Strelka, among others.

Amongst some of his most relevant projects are the Convention Center, Biblioteca España, the Southamerican Games Coliseums in Medellín, Colombia, the Tercer Milenio Park, El Porvenir Kindergarten in Bogota, Timayu Kindergarten in Santa Marta and most recently Pies Descalzos School in Cartagena and Marinilla Educational Park.

He has been the distinguished winner of the XX Colombian Architecture Biennial in the category of public space in 2006, the Ibero-American Biennial in the category of Best Architectonic Work in 2008 (Lisbon, Portugal). Winner of the Panamerican Architecture Biennial in the category of Architectonic Design in 2008 (Quito, Ecuador), the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture (Paris, France ) in 2010. His work is in the permanent collection of the MoMA (New York), Museum Georges Pompidou (Paris) and CMOA (Pittsburgh).

He has received several national and international awards and honors. Most of his architecture work involves social values at its main core; it searches for projects that empower transformations and build community.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4105‑12 Fall 2018
Spaces that Learn: From Object to Subject
Axonometric Drawing by Iyad Abou Gaida and Jean-Pierre Villafane
Section Elevation Drawing by Lili AlAli and Carolina Madureira
Axonometric Section by Nicholas Soniprasad and Shuang Zhao
Giancarlo Mazzanti, Carlos Medellín Syllabus
0 Points
A4105‑12 Fall 2017
Architecture Studio V
Arch mazzanti medellin coco ke shi patrick li fa17 01 ollas all
Arch mazzanti medellin coco ke shi patrick li fa17 02 axonometric
Arch mazzanti medellin coco ke shi patrick li fa17 03 exploded axon
Giancarlo Mazzanti, Carlos Medellín Syllabus
Full Semester
0 Points
Pla6875‑1 Fall 2017
Joint Architecture Seminar
Marcela Tovar-Restrepo, Giancarlo Mazzanti, Carlos Medellín Syllabus Built Environment
201 Fayerweather
TH 2 PM - 4 PM
Full Semester
3 Points