Lecture: Giancarlo Mazzanti, “Operations and Social Actions”

Giancarlo Mazzanti (1963, Barranquilla, Colombia) is an Architect of the Javeriana University, Bogotá – Colombia (1987) with a postgraduate in Architecture history and theory, and Industrial design from the University of Florence, Italy (1991).

He has taught at several Colombian Universities. He has also taught at some of the most prestigeous american universities such as Princeton University in 2012 and Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2014 . He has been invited to dictate conferences at Pratt, Yale, Berkeley, University of Valencia, Monterrey, Buenos Aires, Católica del Peru and more.

Amongst some of his most relevant projects are the Convention Center, Biblioteca España, and the Southamerican Games Coliseums in Medellín, Colombia. Also, the Tercer Milenio Park and more recently Jardín Social Porvenir in Bogotá, Jardín Social Timayui in Santa Marta, and the Velodrome in Medellín.

He has been the distinguished winner of the XX Colombian Architecture Biennial in the category of public space in 2006. The winner of 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). Winner of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture (Paris, France) in 2010 and chosen by the MoMA (New York) to exhibit his work in their permanent collection.

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

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