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Giuseppe Farris, Principal and Founder, Studio Farris Architects

Giuseppe Farris was born on November 11, 1972 in Cagliari, Italy. After attending secondary school, he got his master in architecture at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) in Venice. In 2001, he moves to Belgium and from then works on various projects in cooperation with Jo Crepain. In 2008, he found Giuseppe Farris Architects in Antwerp of which he is currently the Managing Director and lead architect. In 2009, he won the competition for the refurbishment of the entrance hall of the Flemish Parliament in Brussels. After the completion
in 2010, he was nominated for the Dutch LAi Award. The renovation of the city hall of Leuven, to host new spaces for Belgium’s public broadcasting company VRT, started in 2010 and was finished in 2012. In early 2015, he was nominated for the WAN 21 for 21 Award (London), and shortly thereafter he won the Architizer A+ Award (New York) for the Park Tower. The office just finished the renovation and expansion of the City Library in Bruges and is currently designing a new restaurant for the Antwerp Zoo.

Studio Farris Architects is an architectural practice based in Antwerp, Belgium and founded by Italian architect Giuseppe Farris in 2008. The studio’s goal is to discover the intrinsic potential in every project, questioning the obvious, exploring the surroundings and cultural heritage. This always while looking for harmony between sustainability and innovation, functionality and experience, ratio and feeling. The building’s users play a fundamental role in the conception of the architecture. Not only as users, but as dynamic and playful elements that visually influence the architecture. Architecture, interior architecture, furniture design, lighting and graphic design are all part of the same overall concept and are designed as a coherent whole, with particular attention to detail.

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