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Piovenefabi is an architecture studio founded by Ambra Fabi and Giovanni Piovene, based in Milan and Brussels. The studio produces architecture, urban research, territorial visions, and public design works regardless of the size, commission, or client. When dealing with a shared context and its almost infinite interpretations, Piovenefabi believes spaces and objects can act as supports for both personal and collective experiences. The studio was part of the curatorial team of the Lisbon Architecture Triennial 2019-The poetics of reason with the exhibition What is ornament?, which investigated the role of ornament in the actual architectural production. The office works have been exhibited in the following venues: Mayrit Bienal (2021), Lisbon Architecture Triennial (2019, 2016), Rotterdam Biennale (2014), Chicago Architecture Biennale (2015, 2017), Campo (2016), Frac-Orleans (2017), Maniera-Brussels (2018). The office project 5 Pavilions for 5 Parks has won the Visit Brussels Awards 2018, and has been shortlisted for the T-Young, Medaglia d’oro dell’Architettura 2018 and the Brussels Architecture Prize 2021.
Ambra Fabi studied in Mendrisio and Paris Belleville. She worked at Architeckturbüro Peter Zumthor und Partner. She has been teaching assistant in Mendrisio (CH) and professor at IED Cagliari and KU Leuven Sint Lucas Brussels. She is currently teaching at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Marne-la-Vallée Paris Est, UCL LOCI St Gilles et ULB La Cambre.
Giovanni Piovene graduated in architecture from IUAV in Venice. He co-founded Salottobuono (2007 - 2012) and the San Rocco magazine, and curated the book and exhibition Book of Copies. Together with Ambra Fabi he founded Piovenefabi studio in 2012. He was a teacher at ISIA - Istituto superiore per le industrie artistiche di Urbino (2008 - 2010) and assistant at Mendrisio Academy of Architecture (2010 - 2012). He was part of the FORM laboratory at École polytechnique fédérale in Lausanne (2013 - 2015). He is currently professor at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Marne-la-Vallée Paris Est.
Collaborators: Sellua Di Ceglie, Mélanie Evra, Mil Gevers, Marco Antonio Ghetti.
Past: Francesco Airoldi, Antonello Calabrese, Carlotta Capobianco, Filippo Cattapan, Dimitris Chatziioakimidis, Mattia Chinellato, Andrea Consonni, Alberto Contu, Francesca Cosenza, Lucia Croci, Roxana Dan, Daniele Dematté, Lionel Esche, Clara Faccio, Damiano Finetti, Sara Franzetti, Raf Geysen, Giuseppe Greppi, Aleksa Korolija, Daniele La Rocca, Elios Kovaci, Marta Lelli, Gianluca Masiero, Costanza Masini, Pietro Mazzanti, Alessandro Mazzucchini, Andrej Mikhalew, Luca Montanarella, Martina Motta, Vincenzo Paternò, Andrea Piovesan, Michele Porcelluzzi, Patrick Pregesbauer, Emma Rigoulot, Pietro Salamone, Juliane Seehawer, Laura Soldati, Costanza Soncini, Tudor Stefanescu, Lola Tual, Natalia Vacheishvili, John Valencia, Jacopo Vantini, Aline Veelaert, Konstantinos Venis, Francesca Villa, Valentina Volpi, Jia Xin Tai, Johanna Waltzel, Costanza Zeni, Andrea Zucchi.