Francesco Trovó
1) Conservation & Adaptive Reuse
Member of the Selection Committee

Francesco Trovó, an architect, received his doctorate in the Conservation of Architectural Heritage at Politecnico di Milano. Since 2010, following a period of professional activity, he was appointed official architect at the Soprintendenza ABAP for the Municipality of Venice and its lagoon. He is currently responsible for the functional area Education and Research, and acts as the reference for the UNESCO site of Venice and its lagoon and is in charge of other coordination activities on city events, on the occupation of public land (in a shared role) and as a member representing the Office of the Bell Tower Commission at the Prefecture. He has held roles in public interventions in Venice at the Marciana National Library, Gallerie dell’Accademia, the Jesuit Church and the bell towers of Venice. He teaches Architectural Restoration at the IUAV University of Venice and at the Cà Foscari University of Venice. He has carried out research on issues relating to the historical buildings of Venice. He is the author of several scientific publications including: Nuova Venezia Antica, 2008; I serramenti dell’edilizia storica di Venezia, 2013; Venezia Fragile, with P. Gasparoli, 2014 and Conoscenza e restauro degli intonaci e delle superfici murarie esterne di Venezia, with F. Doglioni, A. Squassina, L. Scappin, 2017, Venezia Resiliente, with P. Gasparoli and F. Pianezze, 2020; Feste tradizionali e rievocazioni storiche. A heritage to safeguard, 2020. Eligible winner of competition for researcher at IUAV of Venice in Architectural Restoration. He is member of the Scientific Committee of ReC Magazine, of the Restoration group of the Federation of Architects of Veneto and of the Association Science and Cultural Heritage, member of Ateneo Veneto.

Rossana Bettinelli
Heritage Awards Jury
Jury Member

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.