Research interests

Leonardo Zuccaro Marchi is an Italian PhD architect, encompassing and tackling the ambiguous complexity and different ambassadorial roles and practices of architec­ture, both relying on fundamental historical-theoretical references and inspiring the improvement of innovative approaches. He graduated from A.S.P. Alta Scuola Politec­nica, Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino. He received his PhD at IUAV and TU Delft Universities, as Joint Doctorate. He was Post-doctoral Fellow at KTH University in Stockholm. He taught at Politecnico di Milano and at UDEM-Universidad de Monterrey. He is currently Visiting Lecturer-Researcher at TU Delft. He collaborated for design projects and theoretical researches with international offices such as, respectively, CZA-Cino Zucchi Architetti and MECANOO. He is author of the book “The Heart of the City. Legacy and Complexity of Modern Design Idea” published by Routledge in 2018 (Foreword by Tom Avermaete, Paola Viganò; Afterword by Vittorio Gregotti).

Finally, he is co-founder of the Collective of Project in Equipoise {Co-P-E} and both his design activity and multidisciplinary theoretical research enabled him to be awarded “Best 40 under 40 European Architects” (Chicago Athenaeum and the European Center) in 2010 and to win Europan 14 in 2017 together with {Co-P-E}, with the project “The Productive Heart of Neu Ulm.”

Research output

  1. Neu Ulm. Das Productive Herz

    Research output: Non-textual formDesignProfessional

  2. The Heart of the City: Legacy and Complexity of a Modern Design Idea

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific

  3. Preis_Europan 14: The Productive Heart of Neu Ulm

    Research output: Non-textual formDesignProfessional

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    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting

  2. Fragments for a lecture

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting

  3. Footprint (Journal)

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  1. The Heart of the City – Stimuleringsfonds

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  2. Runner-up _ Europan 11

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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