Giancarlo Mazzanti (1963, Barranquill, Colombia) is the director of El Equipo de Mazzanti. He studied Architecture at University of Javeriana in Bogotá, 1987, with PhD in History and Theory in Architecture and Industrial Design, 1991, at University of Florence, Italy.
He has been professor at University of Javeriana, Andes and Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá. He has participated as speaker at University of Princeton, Pratt, Yale, Berkeley, Venize, Monterrey, Buenos Aires, Católica del Perú among others.
He has been awarded as winner of the XX Bienal Colombiana de Arquitectura in the public spaces category in 2006, in the Bienal Iberoamericana in the Best Architecture Building category in 2008 and in the Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura in the architecture design category in 2008.
plan:b. Since 2000 to 2005, this working group was led by architects Felipe Mesa and Alejandro Bernal, from 2006 until 2010 was led by Felipe Mesa, and is currently led by Felipe Mesa in partnership with Federico Mesa.
The plan:b work is generated primarily through participation in architectural competitions, and collaborating with other professionals in those projects is constant and diverse. Over the years work has been shared with people like Miguel Mesa (Mesa Publishers), Juan David Diez (Taller Estándar), Camilo Restrepo, Giancarlo Mazzanti, Felipe Uribe, Ana Elvira Velez, Izaskun Chinchilla, Hernando Barragan, Maria Jose Sanin and Manuel Villa y Ctrl/G.
Felipe Mesa (n. 04-08-1975 Medellín, Colombia). Architect, Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, 1993-1998. Architecture Master: Crítica y Proyecto. Departamento de Proyectos Arquitectónicos, UPC, Barcelona, Spain, 1999-2000.
Founding partner Planb Arquitectos. 2000. www.planbarquitectura.com Lecturer in several schools of architecture in Colombia for many time periods (Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de los Andes). Guest lecturer to several colleges and architectural events in Europe, U.S and Iberoamércia.
Winner of several public architectural competitions in Colombia. Selected for the exhibition and catalog of BIAU VI (Latin American Biennial of Architecture). Lisboa, 2008. Shortlist for BAL (Latin American Biennial of Architecture) in Pamplona, Spain, 2009.
He has published 4 books: "Acuerdos Parciales" 2007, "Arquitectura en espera" 2009, Archipiélago de arquitectura in 2010 and Escenarios Deportivos 2011. he advocates simultaneous, reflexive and purposeful architecture. He understands the architectural project as intensification and confluence of diverse eco-social forces open and permanent construction.
Federico Mesa (n. 1979 Medellín, Colombia). Architect, Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Honorary Degree). Medellín, Colombia. From 1997 to 2002, he completed graduate studies “Architecture et Philosophie” at the Escuela Nacional Superior of Paris La Villette. France. 2006-2007. He has worked as an architect partner in many offices among which: Giancarlo Mazzanti arquitectos (2002-2003). Bogotá, Colombia. Planb arquitectos (2003-2005). Medellín, Colombia. M.V. arquitectos (2003-2005). Medellín, Colombia. Gaëtan Le Penhuel Architectes (2006-2008). Paris, France. In 2009 he worked as an independent architect desing projects in partnership with other architects.
Currently works as an associate architect of Plan: b Architects in Medellin, Colombia. Parallel has been teaching in the area of theory and history (2002-2005) in the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Medellin, where he currently works as a lecturer in architectural projects.