Based in Rome, Labics
is an architectural and urban planning practice founded in 2002 by Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori. Combining the theoretical approach with applied research, the field of interest of the office extends from the interior small scale to the scale of urban masterplans, going through the different scales and complexities of the project.
Labics has won several national and international architectural competitions, including MAST in Bologne (2006-2013) and Città del Sole in Rome (2007-2016), both completed.
More recently Labics has received the honourable mention for the Guggenheim Museum Helsinki competition and the Klekovaca Tourist Centre competition in Bosnia and has won the 2nd prize in the international competition for the design of the station no. 11 for the underground of Tabriz (2016).
In 2017 Labics has won two important competitions, one for four residential buildings within the Cascina Merlata masterplan in Milan, the other for the extension of the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara.
In the past few years the office gained several awards, especially with MAST in Bologna, Fontana square in Rozzano and “La città del Sole” in Rome. MAST and Città del Sole have been both selected for the Mies van der Rohe Awards.
Labics showed his works in several collective exhibitions, among which the 11°, 12° and 14° Venice Architectural Biennal and the Make City Festival in Berlin on 2015. Labics’ projects have been published on the most important international magazines.
was founded in Berlin in 1996 by Martin Rein-Cano. In 1999 Lorenz Dexler joined as managing partner followed by Francesca Venier in 2014. Currently the staff encompasses 50 employees, each of whom represent a diverse world nationality.
TOPOTEK 1 works in and around the field of landscape architecture travelling within the fringe areas of typologies and scales, jaunting into architecture, urban design and art. The firm has worked around the globe and has now ongoing projects in Europe, India, Asia, Australia and North and South America.
TOPOTEK 1 work has been published on many publications and acknowledged with many prominent awards such as
RedDot Design Award Best of the Best, the IOC/IAKS Architecture Prize of the Olympic Committee and the Honour of National AIA Awards of the American Institute of Architects. Most recently with Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016.