Chair-holder

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Lucio Valerio Barbera (www.luciobarbera.it)

  • Promoter and Chair-holder of the “UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Urban Quality” at Sapienza University of Rome;
  • Full Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Sapienza University since 1981;
  • Coordinator of the Doctorate (PhD) in Architectural Design and Theory of Sapienza (1993-2007); member of the scientific Committee (Collegio dei docenti) since 1993;
  • Responsible of the fifth-year design ‘graduation studio’ (“Laboratorio di Sintesi Finale”) at the Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University since 1998;
  • President of the “Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni” (founded in November 2010);
  • President of the Deans’ Conference of the Italian Faculties of Architecture (2007-2009);
  • Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Sapienza University of Rome (2003-2009);
  • Director of the Department of Urban and Architectural Design of Sapienza University (1996/2003);
  • Co-founder of the postgraduate Master ARCHEO (Architecture for Archaeology-Archaeology for Architecture), Director from 2007 to 2009, member of the stearing committee since 2007;
  • Co-director with prof. Hassan Ossanlo of the Joint Italo-Iranian Center “Ludovico Quaroni” for the study of historic and contemporary metropolis;
  • Director of the Joint Spring Field Studios in 2005 and in 2009at Tsinghua University of Beijing, China;
  • Director of the Joint Summer field Studio 2011 at Sooreh University of Teheran, Iran;
  • Director of the Joint Spring field Studio 2012 at Zhejang University of Technology – Hangzhou – China;
  • invited by Tsinghua University for the World Heritage Sites economics conference in 2010 organized by Prof. Lv Zhou and Prof. Zhang Jie;
  • invited by Tsinghua University for the 2011 International Symposium on Sciences of Human Settlements by professor Wu Liangyong;
  • Deputy Mayor of Rome for Cultural Politics and Historical Center of Rome (1992-1993).
  • Architect, planner and landscape designer with international experience since 1971; won several competitions and awards.

Main Architectural and Urban Planning works and Designs in foreign Countries:

  • 1971/76 – “Sheraton Hotel” in Damascus (Syria);
  • 1976/78 – Master Plans of Khorramad and Buroudjerd – Lorestan (Iran)
  • 1975/76 – Plan of the coastal province of Togo
  • 1976/78 – Master and action Plans of Lomé (Togo) and of the minor towns of Togo; (international competition)
  • 1978/81 – Design for the New University of Sebha, Lybia; (international competition)
  • 1978/ 81 – New Railways Stations for the Direct Line Riyadh/Arab Gulf (Stations of Riyadh, Houfuf, Daharan)
  • 2005/2008 – Coordinator of the Regional Development Plan of North Khordofan (Sudan)
  • 2006/2008 – Coordinator of the KPP5, Khartum Planning Project (international competition)
  • 2009/2010 – Coordinator of Researches and Studies for the Preliminary studies for the International Competition Shan-Shui and for Lin’an Heritage Park Guidelines in Hangzhou – Zhejiang – China

Main Architectural and Urban Planning Works, Design and Consultancy in Italy:

  • 1966/69 – Detailed Plan for the new neighborhood of Spinaceto in Rome (for 40.000 people)
  • 1967/71 – Tourist Village in Ostuni (for one thousand people) – Puglia (regional INARCH award)
  • 1967/71 – Tourist Village in Isola Capo Rizzuto (for one thousand people) – Calabria (national INARCH award)
  • 1970/72 –Tourist Village in Brucoli (for one thousand people) – Sicily
  • 1981/1992 – Coordinator of the Architectural Design and Urban Planning of 50 rehabilitation projects in Naples after 1981 earthquake;
  • 1985/86 – Detailed Plan for the new neighborhood of Rocca Fiorita in Rome (for 5.000 people)
  • 1985/89 – Coordinator of the Landscape and Cultural Heritage preservation Plan of the Northern Coast of Lazio (including Rome up to Tuscany)
  • 1987/90 – Coordinator of the Territorial Development Plan of the Northern Coast of Lazio (including Rome up to Tuscany)
  • 2012/13 – Coordinator of the commission for the revision of the Urban and Territorial Planning Rules and Regulation of the Lazio Region
  • Invited to the Venice Biennale in 1982 (Architectural Design in Islamic Countries) and in 2002 (presenting the research achievements of the Architectural Design and Preservation Departments of Sapienza, University of Rome)

Latest main Publications (see updated info on http://www.luciobarbera.it):

  • BARBERA L.V. (2014), The Radical City of Ludovico Quaroni, Gangemi Editore Roma
  • BARBERA L.V. (2013), Disegno, viaggio, progetto. Drawing, travel, design, in Disegnare idee immagini n° 46 / 2013 – Gangemi Editore Roma
  • BARBERA L.V. (2012), Le tre città/The three cities, Foreword. In A.I. Del Monaco, Città e limes. Roma-Beijing-New York, 2012, Edizioni Nuova Cultura, Roma, X-XXX.
  • BARBERA L.V., NOTTOLI G. (2012), Invenzioni a due voci. In Capanna A., Cifariello F., Del Monaco A.I., Gabrieli M., Trovalusci G., Ribichini G., Musica & Architettura, Editore Nuova Cultura, 49-62
  • BARBERA L.V., DEL MONACO A. (2012). La metamorfosi urbana nella Cina contemporanea. In ANTONELLI. R., MACIOTI M.I., Metamorfosi. La cultura delle metropoli. Viella, 33- 57
  • BARBERA L.V. (2011). Architetti italiani in Cina. In: Franco Purini. Idee in gara per il Padiglione Italiano all’Expo Shanghai 2010. Il futuro delle città veste Made in Italy. Gangemi, 81- 110
  • BARBERA L.V. (2011). “1955”. In: F. R. Castelli, A. I. Del Monaco. Pier Luigi Nervi e l’architettura strutturale. Edilstampa, 23- 34,
  • BARBERA L.V., (2011) Shanghai-Siena, A travel into incertitude, ETS, Pisa
  • BARBERA L.V. (2010). Un contributo di metodo alla Scuola Romana di Morfologia urbana. In: Marco De Martin. La valutazione del rendimento nel progetto della residenza. 7- 11
  • BARBERA L.V. (2010). Informatica e democrazia. In: L. Fabbri, M. Donato. E-learning per l’architettura. Casa Editrice La Sapienza, 15- 20, (english version: Information technology and architecture edited by R. Belibani e S. Panunzi, Gangemi Editore)
  • BARBERA L.V. (2009). In praise of folly. in A. Del Monaco (edited by). Corviale Accomplished. Function and disfunction of Social Housing. Casa Editrice La Sapienza, 18- 35
  • BARBERA L.V. (2009). A cosa serve l’architettura? In P. Zermani (a cura di) A cosa serve l’architettura Atti di Convegno/2 De Luca Editore Roma 2008 Roma, Accademia di San Luca
  • BARBERA L.V. ( 1989). Cinque Pezzi facili dedicati a Ludovico Quaroni. Kappa Edizioni, Roma

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