RIZOMA ARCHITETTURE was founded in Bologna in 2009 and is the natural evolution of the experiences of three architects, Giovanni Francheschelli, Giambattista Ghersi and Gianluca Zollino, who previously worked together under the name “city-lab”. It specialises in design and research in sustainability and green architecture and it is driven by our belief in the necessity of finding new ways of living together that respect the environment and our communities. RIZOMA ARCHITETTURE is an organisation that works according to non-hierarchical principles and we believe that creativity, innovation and adaptability, rather than adherence to conventions, are key for producing the changes that we need to see in the world.

The rhizomatic structure of the organisation consists of a network of internal and external collaborators, we seek to work in particular with young professionals. RIZOMA ARCHITETTURE designs homes for families and communities of co-habiting families, projects for urban renewal and public spaces, commercial and office buildings and also food and retail spaces. All its designs and projects are designed with the same methodologies involving careful analysis of the site and the application of advanced green building technologies, to produce a building or a space that exists in harmony with its natural surroundings. Our aim is to contribute to the building of a world that respects the planet and all its inhabitants.

GIOVANNI FRANCESCHELLI
Architect – Founder
Director

Green Building Projects & Interior Design

Born in 1973, graduated in 1999 at Architecture Faculty of Ferrara, postgraduated in 2001 at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya of Barcelona, CasaClima certificate as expert architect in green projects, he develops inside the office projects about zero energy buildings, urban planning and collaborative design, interior design projects in the Hospitality and Food & Beverage sector.

GIAMBATTISTA GHERSI
Architect – Founder
Director

Infrastructures & Innovative Architecture Area

Born in 1976, graduated in 2008 at Architecture Faculty of Ferrara, he is an expert in 3D digital and parametric design. He develops projects about infrastructures, retail, healthcare and sport & leisure spaces.

GIANLUCA ZOLLINO
Architect – Founder
Director

Residential Design & Exhibition Design

Born in 1977, graduated in 2003 at Architecture Faculty of Ferrara, he develops his professional career in several fields such as interior design, urban design, contemporary living and sustainable architecture.