Gianfranco Panza studied architecture in Switzerland where he graduated with Honours from Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in 2013. His thesis project Barcelona Learning Center was awarded the SIA Architecture & Culture prize. He lived in Como, Barcelona, Zürich, Mendrisio and Sydney and has travelled extensively in Europe, Southeast Asia, USA, Australia, India and Japan. His projects pursue no meaning, they are rather the result of specific intentions guided by contemporary and multidiciplinary analysis; operated by precise geometry and basic mechanisms that aim at freedom as the ultimate way of luxury.

  • 1987Born in Salta, Argentina
  • 2010ETSAB-UPC. Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona, Spain
  • 2011Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland
  • 2012WISH, Harvard GSD, Cambridge, USA
  • 2013Master of Science in Architecture, cum laude, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland


  • 2018 Music Hall, Valsolda, Italy. Competition 2nd prize. With Nicola Andreani & Andrea Schiavio
  • 2018 House, Salta, Argentina
  • 2016 School transformation, Chables, Switzerland. Competition. With Lorenzo Donati, Francesco Sala & Matteo Venezian
  • 2016 Apartment refurbishment, Milan, Italy. With Lorenzo Donati, Francesco Sala & Matteo Venezian
  • 2014 House for the Villa Belpoggio-Baciocchi, Bologna, Italy. Competition. With Lorenzo Donati & Samiel Musolino
  • 2014 Negrar Winery, Valpolicella, Italy. Competition. With Lorenzo Donati
  • 2013 Learning Center, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2012 Mixed-use Tower, Boston, USA
  • 2012 Apartment building, Milan, Italy. With Lorenzo Donati, Francesco Sala & Matteo Venezian
  • 2012 Primary School, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • 2011 Crematory + Columbarium, Paris, France
  • 2011 House, Salta, Argentina
  • 2011 Urban plan for Monte Carasso, Monte Carasso, Switzerland
  • 2011 Music school, Vals, Spain
  • 2010 Apartment building, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2010 Theatre, Florence, Italy. With Lorenzo Donati
  • 2009 Guest house, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2008 Apartment building, Barcelona, Spain. With Lorenzo Donati


  • 2017 Speed semantics
  • 2012 Rockefeller Center: City in the city
  • 2011 Groupe Architecture Principe: The oblique potential


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