Alessandra Cianchetta is an architect and urban designer (RIBA). She co-founded AWP Paris, working on myriad award-winning projects across the globe. Her recent brainchild Poissy Galore won the French Cultural building of the year 2018 award.
Cianchetta is excited to announce her relocation to Fitzrovia, London, the advancement of her visionary trans-disciplinary studio–focused upon radical evolution in contemporary design, fashion, architecture and game-changing urban planning and a new creative alliance with architect Anna Tumaini.
Tumaini is the long-standing collaborator of fashion designer Rick Owens with whom she has worked on everything from his flagship stores worldwide to temporary installations, exhibitions and private houses. Among their latest projects the retrospective "Rick Owens Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman" at the Triennale in Milan.
Cianchetta's recent work include 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 commercial buildings. Recent projects she has led include the observatory and Insects museum set in a park near Paris; office buildings for a private developer in Lausanne, Switzerland; the regeneration of Malmo Quay in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne; a 51 ha mixed-use masterplan for an Arts and Creative District set in a Unesco heritage site in Liverpool, and an exhibition design for the Louvre and the Italian Embassy in Paris. In addition to practice Cianchetta has lectured worldwide and taught architecture studios at Columbia GSAPP and Cornell Universities (US), at the University of Westminster and the London School of Architecture (UK) at The Berlage (NL) and at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna (AT). She has also been a consultant for Strelka KB in Moscow (RU) and an adviser for the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. Regularly selected for high-profile international competitions worldwide, Cianchetta has collaborated with Foster+Partners and with RSH and partners for large scale projects in Italy. Her work has been selected for the Lisbon Architecture Triennial, the Venice Architecture Biennale, The Istanbul Biennial of Contemporary Art and the Chicago Architecture Biennal and has been featured in Le Monde, The New York Times, The Guardian and BBC News among other media.