1) Conservation & Adaptive Reuse
Member of the Selection Committee
Architect (IUAV) PhD in Conservation of Architectural Heritage (Milan Polytechnic), he was for a long time an official architect at the ABAP Superintendency for the Municipality of Venice and its Lagoon, where he took on various coordination roles, such as that for the UNESCO site “Venice and its Lagoon” and was in charge of the restoration of important public buildings in Venice like Marciana National Library, Gallerie dell’Accademia, the Jesuit Church and the bell towers of Venice.
Since 2021 he has been RTD B researcher at IUAV in Venice and now he is assistant professor in Architectural Restoration. He carries out teaching activities at IUAV and at the Cà Foscari University of Venice. He carries out study and research activities on historical buildings in Venice, Cultural Heritage and climate change. He has participated in international conferences and is the author of several scientific publications. He sits on numerous scientific committees of journals and is a member of associations dealing with Cultural Heritage, such as Green Building Council Italia and ICOMOS Italia.
Heritage Awards Jury
Rossana Bettinelli graduated at the University of Architecture in Venice (1976). She is an Architect, landscape and urban planner and restoration expert. In 1977 she founded her own Professional studio in Brescia (I) as Architect designing architectural-landscape restoration and environmental redevelopment, residential and commercial buildings, planning and implementing more than 60 projects.
In 2009 in Taormina she won the Grand Prix in Category Conservation of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards following her restoration project of the Fasano Church destroyed by the 2004 earthquake at the Garda lake (I).
Expert advisor for Conservation of Historic Buildings and Natural Landscape Environment she collaborates with public administration boards. From 2008 to 2014: Member of the National Landscape Quality Observatory for the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.
Rossana Bettinelli has carried out several scientific and teaching activities at the Brescia Engineering Faculty and at the Parma Engineering Faculty. She has curated many exhibitions and acted as the member of their scientific committees, along with the publishing of the corresponding catalogues. She is the author of more than 50 publications and essays and has organised conferences and conventions at national and international level of which she has been moderator and speaker. She has published articles, and contributed to interviews on the protection of heritage to newspapers, local and national radio and television.