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Assistant Researcher

Lorenzo Stefano Iannizzotto

research interests

urban voids, terrain vague, mapping, sustainability, collaborative methodology, nature-based solutions, Participatory Process, cartography, peri-urban areas,rural areas, spaces in-between, photography

Short Bio

Lorenzo Stefano Iannizzotto (1994) completed a master’s degree in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Florence in 2021. He is researcher at at DINÂMIA’CET-Iscte (Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies) of Iscte, University institute of Lisbon. He is a PhD student in the doctoral program Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories at ISCTE-IUL. In 2018 and 2021, he worked as architect at Ventura Trindade Arquitectos (Lisbon). In 2021 he won an honourable mention in the competition Un-locking cities. Nuovi scenari per l’abitare (Un-locking cities. New scenarios for living), organized by the University of Florence.
He is currently working within the project “SizaATLAS. Filling the Gaps for World Heritage” (2021-2023) at ISTAR-IUL (Information Sciences, Technologies and Architecture Research Center) of Iscte, University institute of Lisbon.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

The contemporary city is rapidly changing, generating within itself and at the border new types of spaces. Among these spaces there are Terrain Vague or urban voids, undeveloped spaces within urban areas, at different scales, where emptiness prevails over fullness and naturalness prevails over built, with unclear thresholds. Even if underused, ambiguous, abandoned, these spaces are a precious resource of future challenges of the city with a great potential. Urban voids could play a key role in achieving a sustainable, resilient, inclusive development of cities. It is necessary to develop a new vision for these spaces based on a more flexible, dynamic, and reversible approach focused on bottom-up design, social equality, and nature-based solutions. In this context, it is urgent to map, to categorize urban voids of Lisbon, and to develop a framework to evaluate potential and new approaches, using digital interactive, computational and visualization tools, based on Data-Informed Design.

Main publications

Rafael Sousa Santos; Lorenzo Iannizzotto; João Ventura Trindade; Fabio Lucchesi. "Walking in-between: Urban interstices on the Lisbon hillside".Trabalho apresentado em Grand Projects - Urban Legacies of the late 20thCentury, Lisboa, 2021.

Iannizzotto, Lorenzo. Construir entre : Abitare gli spazi residuali di mezzacostaa Lisbona. Florence, Itália: Didapress Dipartimento di Architettura, Università di Firenze. 2022.

Main projects

Last update

23 de maio de 2023
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