Donner Sorcinelli Architecture is an international architectural design office based in Italy, dedicated to create innovative projects.
Founded by architects Luca Donner and Francesca Sorcinelli, the Studio pays particular attention to the theme of sustainable and affordable architecture in all its variants, based on experimentation and research in various fields like Architecture, Planning, Landscape, Interiors and Design.
The research into new architecture typologies and solutions, applied to this themes is represented through various projects developed by the DoSo in a number of countries such as South Korea, USA, Canada, Italy, Finland, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Such projects have been awarded various prizes in International competitions:
”Social Housing Quarter -Capoluogo Area, Piazzola sul Brenta (Italy), 1st prize; ” Social Housing Quarter -Presina Area, Piazzola sul Brenta (Italy), 1st prize; “Design Beyond East and West”- Seoul (South Korea), 1st prize; “International Design Competition for Modern Saudi Houses, Affordability and Sustainability”– Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), 1st prize; Retraining urban environment in the Centre of S.Elena, Silea (Italy), 1st prize; detailed Masterplan in Montebelluna (Italy), 3rd prize; School Campus in Carbonera (Italy), 3rd prize; International Competition “Your Absolute” for a residential Tower, Mississauga (Canada), Honorary Mention; International Competition “Daejeon Urban Renaissance” for a Masterplan, Daejeon (South Korea), Honorable Mention.
Their projects has been published in various international magazines and presented in various exhibitions in Italy and abroad: Architecture Venice Biennial, Miami Biennial, Young Italian Architects Biennial, Houston Architecture Center, The Architecture Foundation London, Van Alen Institute of New York, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek and Museum of Architecture Moscow.
DoSo won “Cityscape Architectural Review Award 2006”, Dubai (UAE), “SAIE selection Awards 2009” and the “20+ 10+ X World Architecture Award 2012” (France), MA Prize 2011 for residential projects and during 2005 received an Acknowledgement Prize at Holcim Awards for sustainable constructions (Africa and Middle-East region) in Johannesburg (South Africa).
Luca Donner is Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at University of Padova and previously taught at Universities of Ferrara, Udine and Brescia. He lectured at various Italian and foreign Universities such as International Congresses.
Francesca Sorcinelli is Assistant Professor of Architectural and Urban Design at the University of Udine, Faculty of Architecture.