Alessandra Cianchetta


Professor for Geography, Landscapes, Cities

Alessandra Cianchetta is appointed Professor in the Platform Geography, Landscapes, Cities.

Alessandra Cianchetta  / AWP Architects is a Paris and London-based architecture and urban design practice with a growing international reputation for innovation and placemaking.

The award-winning team has undertaken masterplanning and design projects for high-profile urban regeneration projects, including the Paris Central Business District, as well as major commissions for private developers and public stakeholders across Europe and in the UK including cultural buildings, art venues and office buildings.

Recent projects Alessandra has conceived and executed include the observatory and Insects museum in Poissy Paris set in a park near Paris, awarded a French National Award as Cultural Building of the Year 2018 and finalist for the Mies Van der Rohe award for European Architecture;

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Alessandra Cianchetta


Professor for Geography, Landscapes, Cities

collective housing and office buildings for a private developer (Plazza Immobilien) in Lausanne/Crissier, Switzerland; the regeneration of Malmo Quay in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, for the enhancement of the public realm and the hybrid programme; a 51 ha mixed-use masterplan for an Arts and Creative District set in a Unesco heritage site in Liverpool TenStreets, and exhibition design for the Louvre and the Italian Embassy in Paris.

In addition to practice Alessandra has lectured worldwide and taught architecture studios at Columbia GSAPP and Cornell Universities (US), University of Westminster and the London School of Architecture (UK) The Berlage (NL) and IKA in Vienna (AT). She is also a consultant for Strelka KB (Moscow, RU) and the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore.

Regularly selected for high-profile international competitions worldwide, Alessandra has also collaborated with Foster+Partners on the design of the public square for the Florence high-speed station, and with RSH and partners for Capodichino airport (Naples, IT). Her work has been selected for the Lisbon Architecture Triennial in 2016 and for the Chicago Architecture Biennale in 2017.