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Alessandra is a partner at AWP. Her portfolio of award-winning designs ranges from major large scale public projects to temporary installations mostly focusing on the public realm and on cultural facilities. Some of her latest projects include the public space and follies Jardins de l’Arche, below the Grande Arche at La Défense, as well as the masterplan of all public spaces of La Défense, Paris’ CBD, the Lantern pavilion in Sandnes, Norway, nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2009, the sculpture park for the LAM (Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art of Lille Metropole, France), the public realm redesign of Capodichino airport and the Ferro-Gomma Hub multimodal park in Naples, Italy (in collaboration with RSH-P). She has also curated and designed exhibitions for major cultural institutions (such as the GAMC, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine /Museum for Architecture and Heritage and Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris; Fondazione Afriano Olivetti, Rome; COAC, Barcelona; among others), written books and essays (Park Güell, Gustavo Gili, 2002; AlvaroSiza: Private Houses 1954-2004, Skira, 2004; and Nightscapes, nocturnal landscapes, Gustavo Gili, 2009), lectured and exhibited her work at many architectural venues worldwide. Visiting Professor at the Master “Extraordinary Landscapes”, NABA, Milan, Italy, David Azrieli Visiting Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (2011) and currently in charge of the Urban Design Studio at Columbia University (NY/P the shape of two cities program), Alessandra is also a member of the Newham design review panel in London, since 2007. Awarded the French Ministry of Culture’s Prize for Best Young Architects in 2006, and the French Ministry of Ecology’s PJU urban planning award 2010, she graduated from the La Sapienza school in Rome, then ETSA Madrid and ETSA Barcelona. She later did advanced studies on criticism and landscape theory at UPC, Barcelona and EHESS, Paris, and worked with José Antonio Martinez Lapeña and Elias Torres in Barcelona and with Franco Zagari in Rome, before founding AWP in Paris in 2003.