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Alberto Ferlenga


tel +39 041 257 1726–1750

email rettore@iuav.it


Born in Castiglione delle Stiviere in 1954, Alberto Ferlenga graduated in architecture in Milan in 1980. From 1981 to 1991, he was editor of Lotus International and, from 1993 to 2011, of Casabella. His project for the city of Este won the Leone di Pietra at the 1985 Biennale di Venezia, directed by Aldo Rossi. Ferlenga’s university career began at the Politecnico di Milano, transferring to the Federico II University of Naples where he taught from 1988 to 1999, and then to the Universitą Iuav di Venezia where, since 2009, he has been director of the School of Doctorate Studies. 15 years ago, he founded the Villard Seminar to train young architects by means of travel and itinerant meetings in major Italian cities and universities. This led to the founding of the Villard de Honnecourt International PhD, now in its fourth cycle.


Ferlenga has written several books, including: Africa, guida alle cittą romane del Nord Africa (Africa, guide to the Roman Cities of North Africa), published by Edizioni Clup; the Electa series of monographs on Aldo Rossi, Dimitri Pikionis, Hans van Der Laan, and Joze Plecnik; and the booklet Le strade di Pikionis (The Roads of Pikionis), published by Lettera 22.

He is co-author, with M. Biraghi, of the three volumes of Architecture del Novecento (Architecture of the Twentieth Century), published by Einaudi. As well as being invited to teach at universities around the world, he has won a number of architectural competitions, and his work has been featured in leading architecture journals. In 2012, he curated the exhibition L’architettura del mondo for the Triennale di Milano where he has directed the ‘Architecture and the Land’ sector since year 2013. In 2015, he was elected Rector of the Universitą Iuav di Venezia.