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Grazzini Tonazzini is an architecture atelier founded by Michele Grazzini and Andrea Tonazzini. It was established in the middle of the Apuan Alps, in the village of Farnocchia, and is currently based in Rome collaborating with Giorgia Colombo. The atelier is conceived as a laboratory for the investigation and interpretation of places through poetic forms of expression. The work includes public and private projects for cultural, educational,  residential buildings and sacred. 
 
Michele Grazzini has studied Architecture and Building Engineering at the University of Pisa. He graduated with João Pedro Falcão de Campos professor at FAUTL of the University of Lisbon. He worked with Foster+Partners in London. He has been teaching assistant at La Sapienza University and professor at IED in Rome.

Andrea Tonazzini has studied Architecture and Building Engineering at the University of Pisa and at FAUP of the University of Porto. He graduated with Mathias Klotz dean of the University Diego Portales in Santiago de Chile. He worked with Francisco Mangado in Pamplona and with John Pawson in London. He has been teaching assistant at La Sapienza University and professor at IED in Rome.

 

 

 

Prizes
2024 - Imperial Fora, Italy – 2nd prize
2024 - MAXXI NXT Pavilion, Italy - 1st prize
2023 - Marino School, Italy - 1st prize
2023 - Lisbon CB Housing, Portugal - 3rd prize
2023 - Amatrice Cultural Centre, Italy - 4th prize
2023 - Giavera Parish Centre, Italy - 2nd prize
2023 - Mayukwayukwa Refugee Camp, Zambia - Shortlisted
2023 - Velletri Piazza, Italy - 2nd prize
2023 - Monti Civic Centre, Italy - 3rd prize
2022 - Fiano Romano Castle, Italy - 1st prize
2022 - ANCE House, Italy - Shortlisted
2022 - Vignacce Farmhouse, Italy– 1st prize
2022 - Lisbon RV Housing, Portugal – 2nd prize
2022 - Forte dei Marmi Cloister, Italy - Shortlisted
2022 - Sessa Aurunca Cathedral, Italy – 2nd prize
2021 - Belluno Cathedral, Italy – 2nd prize
2021 - Museo del Novecento, Italy – 6th prize
2020 - Montalcino Civic Centre, Italy – 1st prize
2014 - Barcelona GBCe, Spain - Shortlisted
 
Awards
2024 - Italian Architecture Prize, Italy- Young Architect of the year
2024 - Maggio dell’Architettura Prize, Italy – Selected Architect
2024 - Premio Architettura Toscana – Honorable mention 
2024 - Barbara Cappocchin Prize, Italy - Honorable mention
2024 - Carlottax Architecture Prize, Italy - Best Architecture YA
2024 - Archdaily Building of the Year, Europe - Selected project
2023 - ANCE Venice Biennale, Italy - Honorable mention
2023 - Inarch Tuscany, Italy - Honorable mention

Exhibitions
2024 – Italian Architecture Prize, MAXXI, Italy
2024 - Piobbico Tower, Collegio Raffaello Urbino, Italy
2024 - Fiano Romano Castle, Basiliche Paleocristiane Cimitile, Italy 
2024 - Space Practice, Rome Open House, Italy 
2024 - Imperial Fora, Trajan’s Market, Italy 
2024 - Lisbon RV-CB Housing, Lisboa Imagina NBE, Portugal 
2024 - Farnocchia Chapel, Fondazione Barbara Capocchin, Italy 
2023- Tiber Bridge, Roma Novissima, Italy 
2023 - Farnocchia Chapel, Architects Meet in Selinunte, Italy 
2023 - Velletri Piazza, Velletri Town Hall, Italy
2023 - Fiano Romano Castle, Fiano Romano Town Hall, Italy 
2023 - Loures Paralympics HQ, CPP, Portugal 
2022 - Extra Moenia, Mesia Space Rome, Italy
2022 - Ronchi Villa, MS Open House, Italy 
2022 - Arginvecchio, Arginvecchio Pavilion, Italy
2022 - Montalcino Civic Centre, St.Agostino Cloister, Italy 
2022 - Novecentopiùcento, Museo del Novecento, Italy 
2015 - Montisi Grancia, Montisi Cloister, Italy 
 
Lectures
2024 - Arginvecchio Pavilion, PAT, Italy 
2024 - Farnocchia Chapel, Fondazione Barbara Capocchin, Italy
2024 - Memoria, University of Pisa, Italy 
2024 - Fiano Romano Castle, Basiliche Paleocristiane Cimitile, Italy
2024 – Projects, University of Pisa, Italy
2023 - Sequences, IED Rome, Italy 
2022 - Sessa Aurunca Cathedral, Diocese of Sessa Aurunca, Italy 
2022 – Design praxis, La Sapienza University Rome, Italy 
2022 - Montalcino Civic Centre, Montancino Council, Italy 
2021 - Belluno Cathedral, Diocese of Belluno-Feltre, Italy

Research
2024 - Tutor, Progettare la memoria 24, University of Pisa, Italy 
2024 - Guest critic, Final reviews ADIII, University of Pisa, Italy 
2024 - Guest critic, Mid reviews ADII, University of Pisa, Italy 
2023 - Professor, Workshop Interior design III, IED Rome, Italy 
2023 - Research, Castro Pretorio, La Sapienza University Rome, Italy 
2023 - Tutor, Progettare la memoria 23, University of Pisa, Italy 
2023 - Tutor, Project AR5, La Sapienza University Rome, Italy 
2016 - Tutor, Gabriele del Mese, University of Pisa, Italy 
2016 - Tutor, BIM, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 

Publications
2024 - MAXXI NXT Pavilion, Domus, Italy 
2024 - MAXXI NXT Pavilion, The Plan, Italy 
2024 - MAXXI NXT Pavilion, IoArch, Italy
2024 - MAXXI NXT Pavilion, Sky Arte, Italy 
2024 - MAXXI NXT Pavilion, Artribune, Italy 
2024 – MAXXI NXT Pavilion, Professione architetto, Italy
2024 – MAXXI NXT Pavilion, La Stampa, Italy
2024 - Arginvecchio Pavilion, PAT, Italy 

2024 - Farnocchia Chapel, PAT, Italy 

2024 - Farnocchia Chapel, Wabisabi 16, Taiwan
2024 - Farnocchia Chapel, B Capocchin, Peruzzo Editore, Italy
2024 - Ronchi Villa, Elledecor, Italy 
2024 - Ronchi Villa, Artribune, Italy 
2023 – Arginvecchio Pavilion, Giornale dell’architettura, Italy
2023 - Montalcino Civic Centre, Fortune, Italy 
2023 - Roma Novissima, Elledecor, Italy 
2023 - Roma Novissima, Artribune, Italy
2023 – Roma Novissima, Corriere della Sera, Italy
2023 – Roma Novissima, Il Foglio, Italy
2023 – Roma Novissima, Professione architetto, Italy
2023 - Arginvecchio Pavilion, Giornale dell’Architettura, Italy
2023 - Fiano Romano Castle, Area 187 Supernatural, Italy 
2023 – Fiano Romano Castle, Professione architetto, Italy
2022 – Grazzini Tonazzini Colombo, Il Tirreno MS, Italia
2015 - Grancia di Montisi, Giacomo Massoni, Betti Editrice, Italy 
2014 - Pianificazione Urbana, Enrico Bascherini, Arnus UBook, Italy 

 

Team
Giorgia Colombo
giorgiacolombo.com

Previous collaborators
Paola Venturi, Giovanni Manfolini, Tamara Mračevic

 

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