Giovanni Bellotti/Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana (NL))

Studio Ossidiana(founded 2015)is a practice based in Rotterdam that works at the crossroads of architecture, design, public art, and landscape, led by Giovanni Bellotti and Alessandra Covini. Balancing research and fabrication, the practice explores innovative approaches through research, materials, objects, installations, and buildings. Studio Ossidiana’sambition is to design usable and generous spaces, materials, and concepts, to both participate in a global architectural debate, as well as ground the thinking in the built environment, through permanent or temporary projects. In 2018, SO was awarded the Dutch Prix de Rome, the most-prestigious prize in the Netherlands for architects under the age of 35. In 2023 Studio Ossidian received the Sustainable Achievement Edida Award from Elle Decoration International during Milan Design Week, and the Public and Academic awards of the Shenzhen Architecture Biennale. In 2023 Studio Ossidiana received the Premio Architettura Italiana-Under 35’awarded by the Maxxi Museum and the Triennale di Milano.