Architecture on Stage: Francesca Torzo

The Genoa-based architect Francesca Torzo returns to the Barbican with a lecture entitled 'Distant Dialogues'.


07:00pm, Tuesday, 3 October 2023


08:30pm, Tuesday, 3 October 2023

This is a past event

Architecture on Stage is a series of talks and debates curated by the Architecture Foundation in partnership with the Barbican Centre.


'Distant Dialogues' addresses several projects that Torzo's office has developed since the completion of her Mies van der Rohe Award shortlisted Z33 Gallery in Hasselt. The new work includes Bagni Olmo, a coastal restaurant at Varazze and residential developments at Celle Ligure.

Z33, Hasselt (2011-19)

Francesca Torzo

Francesca Torzo studied in TU Delft, ETSAB Barcelona, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio and IUAV in Venezia. In 2001-2002 she worked as project architect by Peter Zumthor Architekturburo Haldenstein, and in 2003 by Bosshard Vaquer Architekten Zurich. In 2008, she started her own office in Genova. She has lectured at a number of schools and cultural institutions and in 2018 she was invited as participant to the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, FREESPACE, curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and appointed Chairman 2018-2019 of Maarten Van Severen Foundation in Gent. The project Z33 house for contemporary art in Hasselt is awarded the international 2018 Piranesi award. In 2020 she was awarded the Moira Gemmill Prize.

Catch up with Francesca Torzo's interview for Scaffold from 2019.

Lead image: Castelvecchio, Verona photographed by Francesca Torzo.