Andrea Carlesso (Bassano del Grappa, IT 1976)
He studies at the IUAV in Venice with V.Gregotti, F.Dal Co and B.Secchi. Meanwhile he follows lessons on urban policies for Least Developed Countries (LDC) and urban sociology at the Urban Planning University of Venice. During the preparation for the thesis he studies and lives in Venice, Berlin and Amsterdam. He graduates in 2003 at the IUAV in Venice with a thesis titled: The everyday life surface: new dimensions of the open space in Almere(NL) tutors: B.Secchi (IUAV, Venice) and A.Reijndorp (TU, Berlin).
From 2003 to 2005 he collaborates as architect with Paolo Ceccon_zD6 associated architects on many national projects at the urban scale and participates to many international competitions. From 2005 he collaborates as architect and project-leader with Studio Associato B.Secchi-P.Viganò on many projects in France and Belgium and participated to many international competitions. Since 2008 he practices the profession of urban planner and follows some urban projects such as the new Urban Plan of Cassola(PAT) and the new Urban Plan of Crema(PGT) in Italy.
From 2010 he gives lectures as visiting professor at the Domus Academy for Master in Urban Vision and Architectural Design, Milan.
Steven Geeraert (Wilrijk, BE 1977)
He studies at the Catholic University Leuven, his professors are –among others – S. Beel, B. De Meulder, A. Loeckx and M. Smets. Taking part in the Erasmus student exchange programme, he takes classes from D. Rebois and O. Méheux at the Ecole d’architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, F. During his studies he does internships in Belgium and abroad and in 1999 he is co-organisator of ‘Existenzmaximum’.
He gradautes in 2000 with honours as ‘engineer-architect’, his final thesis is entitled ‘City design surrounding rue de Stalingrad in Grenoble (F): strategies for an overdevelopped tissu’. Tutors: M.Smets (KULeuven/B), D.Rebois and O.Méheux (EACF/F).
From 2000 to 2003 he works with architect Chris Vos on several renovation and newbuild projects and he develops a thorough knowledge of residential architecture.
Thanks to the master-after-master degree in urban and spatial development (KULeuven/B) he expands his spectrum in 2003-2004. During that same year he also participates to the Athens intensive programme: Strategic spatial planning: impact of mega events on metropolitan economies and societies-the Olympic Games in Athens (Harokopio university, Athens/G).
In 2004 he joins as independent engineer-architect and urbanist Studio Associato Secchi-Viganò (Milan/I), where he works on a diversity of projects and many international competitions. As projectleader for Belgium he is responsible for the monitoring and realisation of the Belgian projects such as the Grote Markt and Veemarkt in Mechelen, Park Spoor Noord and Theaterplein in Antwerp. He also works on several renovation projects in the region of Antwerp.
In 2005 he works together with Paola Viganò on NO VISION?, P. Viganò’s contribution to the exhibition M-City European cityscapes in Graz, Austria.
He obtains his master-after-master degree in urban and spatial development in 2007 with great honours. In his final thesis ‘Living in-between the folds of the city: porosity in the Antwerp 19th century belt’ (tutor: prof. M.Smets) he deepens the findings of the NO VISION? project and studies the opportunities of the Antwerp urban tissu. He presents his finding among others at the 43th ISOCARP conference in Antwerp.
Stefano Peluso (Bressanone, IT 1979)
He studies at the IUAV of Venice and at the TU of Berlin with K.Christiaanse and N.de Vries. He participates to many international workshops, for instance in 2001 at the prestigious ILAUD - International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design with G.De Carlo and P.Smithson. He participates to different competitions, obtaining an honour mention at the 38th International Architecture Biennial of Zagreb in 2003. He graduates in 2004 at the IUAV of Venice, supervisors: B.Secchi (IUAV, Venice) and H.Njiric (TU, Graz). Thesis is shown in December 2005 during the exposition 1000+ Architekten/Architetti, at the Architects Foundation of Bolzano and published in nr 68 of the Italian Architecture Magazine Turrisbabel.
In 2005 he starts his own practice in Bressanone designing private houses and stores, interiors, public buildings and public spaces. From 2005 to 2009 he collaborates as architect and project-leader with Studio Associato B. Secchi - P. Viganò on many urban design projects and international competitions.
He is project leader in the international competition for the redesign of Rue de la Loi, the surrounding areas and the European district in Bruxelles (with JDS architects). He is project leader for the masterplan on Schaerbeek Formation in Brussels. In the 2005 he is invited by the Municipality of Bressanone to redesign a part of the historical centre and to design a footbridge between two buildings of the fire station.
From September 2006 to March 2007 he is selected by the local authority of Bolzano to collaborate with a group of architects on the preliminary document of the new Urban Plan of Bolzano.
From September 2008 is adjunct assistant professor in the Architecture and Urban Design Laboratory and Graduation Thesis Laboratory of Prof. P. Viganò at the IUAV University of Venice.