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Architect, MArch, Managing Partner
Andrea Rossi is an architect specialized in integrated environmental design, adaptive architecture and low energy masterplans and buildings with more than 10 years of experience in Italy, UK, Middle East and South America.He graduated in Architecture at Polytechnic University of Turin, after one year at KTH Royal Institute of Technologies in Stockholm.
In 2015 Andrea graduated as MArch in Sustainable Environmental Design at the Architectural Association School of Architecture with the dissertation project ‘Migrant center and primary school in Lampedusa’, winner of the Best Poster Award at PLEA 2015 Architecture in (R)evolution.
From 2015 to 2017 Andrea worked at ChapmanBDSP environmental engineering company, contributing to the design and the delivery of world-class projects among which the LSE Paul Marshall Building (London, UK) by Grafton Architects, The Tower DCH (Dubai,UAE) by Calatrava A&E and D3 Dubai Design District (Dubai, UAE) Foster+Partners. From 2017 to 2022 Andrea worked at MC A – Mario Cucinella Architects as Project Director, delivering many projects among which MIND – Milan Innovation District (Milan, IT), Santa Giulia District (Milan, IT), Nice Headquarters (Limeira, BRA) and BBS Bologna Business School campus (Bologna, IT).
In 2022, together with Giovanni Sanna and Pierluigi Turco, Andrea founded a-fact architecture factory to continue developing and building complex, innovative and international architectural and masterplan projects.
Andrea is Visiting Lecturer at S.O.S School of Sustainability, Polytechnic University of Milan and Turin and many other international universities.
Architect, MArch, Design Partner
Giovanni Sanna is an architect specialized in integrated design, from the initial concept stages to construction and handover with more than 10 years in Italy and Middle East.
He graduated in Architecture at both Architecture Faculty of Cagliari and IUAV in Venice. In 2015 Giovanni graduated as MArch in BEAM – Sustainable Construction Processes at the IUAV University of Venice, winning the first prize at the BEAM competition with the project “Factory reuse: a new gateway for the walls of Padova”.
From 2013 to 2015 Giovanni worked at Enrico Botta Architecture in Manama Bahrain participating to multiple international design competitions for new masterplan, schools, universities and museums among which the VIP Women’s Museum in Dubai.
From 2015 to 2022 Giovanni worked at MC A – Mario Cucinella Architects as Design Leader, working on a large number of projects and spanning from concept to completion. In particular he worked on Fondazione Golinelli Pavilion (Bologna, IT), Roma 3 University new rectorate (Rome, IT), MET mixed-use Tirana Building (Tirana, ALB), Ekspozita Building (Tirana, ALB), the Italian Pavilion for the 16th Architectural Biennale (Venice, IT), the Rovati Etruscan Art Museum (Milan, IT).
In 2022, together with Andrea Rossi and Pierluigi Turco, Giovanni founded a-fact architecture factory to continue developing and building complex, innovative and international architectural and masterplan projects.
Architect, MArch, Design Partner
Originally from Italy, Pierluigi Turco is a qualified architect with more than 10 years of experience practicing in Italy, the UK, and the Middle East. Having studied in Palermo (Unipa), Vilnius (VGTU), and Paris (ENSAPM), he then moved to London, where he acquired a MArch in Sustainable Environmental Design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture.
After graduation, Pierluigi worked at SOM in London as an Associate designer where he was engaged in large-scale projects at stages of construction and concept design as well as competitions. Having acquired a solid education in sustainable design, he was also involved in the HPD (High-Performance Design) group and in the Sustainability group of SOM.
In 2019, Pierluigi moved to Kuwait for a position as a lead designer at PACE- architecture engineering and planning. Training and mentoring younger architects were very important parts of his role. Leading a studio on a variety of educational and cultural projects including PAHW 3 Schools, winning the proposal of a competition for the design of 3 prototypes of schools for the Kuwait government, awarded “Best future project” by AIA Middle East.
In 2022, together with Giovanni Sanna and Andrea Rossi, Pierluigi founded a-fact architecture factory to continue developing and building complex, innovative and international architectural and masterplan projects.
Registered as an architect in the UK and as Engineer in Italy, Pierluigi is also often invited as Visiting Lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Milan School of Architecture, at the Architectural Association of London, and at UCL School of architecture in London.
We are architects, thinkers, engineers and designers.
We join forces with experts from diverse fields, to deliver sustainable projects for forward thinking clients.
Our culture pushes us to explore the concept of “factual sustainability” that – as Hans Rosling says in Factfulness – allows us to welcome complexity, warying of slogans and oversimplification of key sustainable-design concepts.
Collecting, processing and transforming contextual data into integrated architectural ideas means to design on a case-by-case basis, tackling environmental, economical and social challenges towards a more factual paradigm of circularity and a renewed harmony with nature.
We do this conscious of our responsibility – as architects – to imagine and shape flexible cities, buildings and spaces able to house a thriving future and its possible evolutions.