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.