THE FIRM: IOTTI + PAVARANI ARCHITETTI. The practice was founded in 2001 from the professional partnership of Paolo Iotti and Marco Pavarani. It has had a high success rate in architectural competitions, especially those that deal with the confrontation between architecture and landscape.
From the year 2000 to the present the firm’s efforts have been rewarded with eleven first prizes, three second prizes, a third prize, and two honorable mentions. The majority of the winning projects have already been built, whilst the remaining ones are in diverse phases of the design process.
Amongst these projects are the masterplan for a residential and service complex of 20 hectares in Riga (Latvia), the masterplan for an area of 60 hectares in Nuremberg (Germany), the plan for the residential neighborhood in Ferrara (Italy), and the waterfront project of Selinunte (Italy). In 2004 they won the first prize in a Europe-wide two phase competition for the new stadium in Siena; a project which was able to merge the infrastructure of the sport’s complex with the picturesque and delicate landscape of the Tuscan hills. The project was also recently awarded the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award 2011, in their “Retail and Leisure” category.
In 2003 the studio received an honorable mention for their Peace and Freedom Monument in Correggio, Italy as part of the prize Medaglia d'Oro all'Architettura Italiana (Golden Medal for Italian Architecture) by the Triennale di Milano. In 2006 they were invited to participate in the 10. Architecture Biennale in Venice in the La città Nuova. Italia-y-2026 exhibition curated by Franco Purini for the Italian Pavilion.
In 2011 they were awarded the National Prize in Architecture ANCE IN/ARCH IV edition and the RENZO PIANO FOUNDATION AWARD for architects under 40 for their Domus Technica Immergas project.