Profile / Philosophy
Benedetto Camerana (Turin, 1963), architect (Polytechnic of Turin, 1990; OAT; SIAT), landscape architect (AIAPP / EFLA), PhD in History of Architecture and Urban Planning (Polytechnic of Turin, 1993), after his studies he the theoretical research continued working on the integration between architecture and landscape, in the direction of a “green architecture” with a clear environmental matrix, also with the experimental use of innovative technologies and natural energy saving systems.
He has publicly discussed these issues in Il Giornale dell’Architettura, La Stampa, l’Arca, Ottagono, Il Giornale dell’Arte, and more systematically as Director of the magazine “Eden. Architecture in the landscape “from 1993 to 1997 and” Landscape Architecture “from 2001 to 2005, and finally many interventions in workshops, conferences, up to the invitation as a speaker at the XXIII UIA World Congress of Architecture 2008. From 1991 to 1996 he is architectural consultant for Fiatengineering, with whom he collaborates in the development of many industrial architecture and workspace projects. From 1996 to 2005 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Palazzo Grassi in Venice. From 1998 to 2000 he studied corporate image through architecture for Fiat SpA. Since 1999 he has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the IED – European Institute of Design, with offices in Turin and Milan, where since 2000 he has been coordinator of the Master in Exhibit Design. From 2010 to 2011 he was adjunct professor of the architectural design laboratory at the Polytechnic of Turin. Since January 2012 he is President of the National Automobile Museum, since March 2013 President of the Lingotto consortium in Turin, since March 2015 a member of the Metaphisical Club of the Domus Academy in Milan.
In 1997 he set up Camerana & Partners in Turin, a professional organization in which Italian and European architects collaborate. The work of Camerana & Partners has developed over twenty years of growing success through competitions in urban design, landscape and large public and private architectural works, particularly in the residential, office, commercial, entertainment and infrastructure sectors. The design research is aimed at technical and formal innovation through the constant implementation of a concrete environmental commitment, with the also experimental use of innovative technologies and natural energy saving systems, and the integration of these and the natural element in the project. In 2002 he founded BonD, a company specialized in the design and construction of spaces for communication, with which he designs and builds commercial spaces and events until 2008 for clients such as Ferrari, Fiat, Rinascente.
Among the main works the Tecnocity Environment Park in Turin (1999), the Olympic Village for the XX Olympic Winter Games Turin 2006, awarded with the Gold Medal of Italian architecture, the restructuring of the RAI Auditorium by Carlo Mollino (Turin, 2006), the new Amiat headquarters in Turin (2007), the critical restoration of the Du Parc residence in Turin (2007), the Einaudi Campus in Turin (2012), the Juventus Museum inside the Juventus Stadium in Turin (2012), the complete redesign of the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese with the new layout (2015), Camera – Italian Center for Photography in Turin (2015); the redesign of the layout of the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles (architectural and artistic consultancy with The Scenic Route, December 2015), the new headquarters of the Turin Automobile Club (2016); the Student Residence in Piazza Guala in Turin for Unipol Sai (2019). He has just won the competition for the Masterplan of the ATP Finals in Turin with Awe Sport. Added to these several international competitions such as those for the Masterplan Service Center and Museum in Shenzhen (awarded project, 2018) and the one for the design of Lai’An City (awarded project, Nanjing 2018). Finally Camerana has designed many layouts for the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, commercial spaces for Ferrari and exhibition stands for Maserati.
Among the ongoing projects, the detailed plan for the Messina Waterfront (competition for the Masterplan of the S. Cecilia Maritime Station area won in 2012 with FM Ingegneria and Ufo, Detailed Plan in completion), the City of Health of Novara (new Polyclinic and University of Medicine, competition won in 2009 with Studio Altieri, preliminary project approved in 2012, municipal project in start); the commercial complex with university residence, in the Mirafiori Torino Nuova Economia area (Turin, 2009-2020, preliminary project); a private residence in Barbania (Turin 2018-2021); the new single hospital of the local health authority of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (Ornavasso, Verbania, approved preliminary project, 2018); the redevelopment of the De Agostini area (Novara, 2017-2020, feasibility project and urban variation); the redevelopment of the Maria Vittoria building (Turin 2017-2020, construction in progress); the Go-Fit Lido sports centers (Milan, 2019-2020, Technical and Economic Feasibility Project and final by concession) and Mercato dei Fiori (Turin, 2019-2020, Technical and Economic Feasibility Project and final); Space Center / Space Museum (Turin, 2018-2020, feasibility study); Stone Island Exhibition Center and Style Center (Milan, 2019-2020, Technical and Economic Feasibility Project and authorization); the award for the ATP Finals to be held in Turin (2021-2025).