We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 3rd prize winner of our "Caramel Shore Traveler Rooms" competition – Alfonso Di Sabato from Switzerland!

Alfonso Di Sabato from Switzerland

I attended Polytechnic University of Milan. During my studies I collaborated with some offices in Milan and after my graduation in 2017 I moved to Amsterdam where I worked as architect and interior designer on high-end projects, from the concept phase to the execution. In 2020 I started a new collaboration in Locarno, Switzerland, where I currently work as architect, taking part in architectural competitions, public and private projects on different scales.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?

This is my first solo competition. I always approach every project on multiple levels and scale, thinking of architecture as a tool to understand the relations between society and physical space.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

I believe being an architect nowadays is a very complex and intricate profession, so it is not easy to answer this question shortly. However, I think the mission is to improve the living environment and preserve our planet.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Architecture competitions are a useful exercise, essential for me to keep my mind trained. But most of all because I enjoy the design process.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

Just do it!

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