Lecture by Simone Gobbo (DEMOGO).
Simone Gobbo (founding partner at DEMOGO) will lecture on Tuesday March 1 at 5 pm at Kent State University Florence CAED.
DEMOGO was founded in 2007 by Simone Gobbo, Alberto Mottola and Davide De Marchi.
In 2009 they won the Europan10 international competition for the new Gembloux Town Hall in Belgium, completed in 2015 and awarded with the IQU Award for Innovation and Urban Quality. In 2010 the studio was invited by Europan Europe to participate in the international forum “Inventing urbanity” in Neuchâtel in Switzerland. They were awarded second prize in the under35 YIA “Young Italian Architects” selection and participated in the related traveling exhibition. They were part of the international exhibition “Backstage architecture” on the occasion of the Venice Architecture Biennale “People meet in architecture”. In 2012 DEMOGO was invited to the international forum “European urbanity” in Vienna to present the process of urban implementation and transformation of the new Town Hall under construction in Gembloux.
In 2015 DEMOGO won the competition for the reconstruction of the Bivouac Fanton on the Forcella Marmarole (at 2,667 meters above sea level) in the Dolomites. The project was completed in 2020 and published in the main international architecture magazines with a photographic narration by Iwan Baan.
In 2015, the Italian National Council of Architects awarded DEMOGO with the “Young Talent of Italian Architecture” prize, testifying the value of the architectural research developed by the studio.
In 2016 DEMOGO was runner-up for the YAP 2016 “Young Architects Program” competition, an initiative promoted by MAXXI Architettura in partnership with MoMA / MoMA PS1 in New York, the cultural association CONSTRUCTO in Santiago de Chile, the Istanbul Modern museum and the MMCA in Seoul. In the same year, the studio was invited as Visiting Professor for the W.A.Ve. 2016 at the University of Architecture of Venice, IUAV. In 2017 they were awarded the “Dedalo Minosse” prize. In 2018 DEMOGO was selected among the 40 emerging European studios for the 40under40 award. In the same year, the Bivouac Fanton project was selected for the “Arcipelago Italia” curatorial program exhibited at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale in the Italian Pavilion. In the same year DEMOGO won the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture TYOUNG with the project for the Bivouac Fanton, on display at the Milan Triennale.
The studio constantly feeds an intense research activity. Its partners are visiting professors at the IUAV in Venice, the Polytechnic University in Genoa, and the University of Architecture in Ferrara.
Projects by DEMOGO were published extensively, in Italian and international magazines, such as: L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Domus, Area, Abitare, Modulo, L’Arca, A10, B1 Magazine, A +, Mark.