Antonio Belvedere

Antonio Belvedere

Founder, Belvedere Architects; Partner, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Antonio Belvedere graduated in architecture from the University of Florence before joining Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris in 1999, where he became Partner in 2012 and Co-Director in 2014. In 2019 Antonio Belvedere founded his own architectural firm, BELVEDERE ARCHITECTURE (BA). His firm has been selected in 2019 to design a masterplan featuring a zero-carbon strategy, for the island of Comino, located in the Maltese archipelago. This ongoing project includes the design of an ensemble of hospitality facilities all aiming the LEED Platinum certification. BA is currently in charge of completing, together with RPBW, the center for contemporary culture GES2 in Moscow, project led from the inception by Antonio Belvedere, in the role of Partner in charge at RPBW. Recently, the firm has been appointed to imagine the reconfiguration of the historical cinema Udarnik, in Moscow, into museum of cinema and film exhibition.
The experience and philosophy of Antonio Belvedere draw on a twenty-year journey as one of Renzo Piano’s closest Partners and as Board member at RPBW. He participated to numerous international projects such as the Fiat Lingotto factory conversion, the masterplan for the Columbia University campus in New York and the masterplan for the ex-Falck area in Milan. Recently completed projects include the Valletta City Gate and Parliament building in Malta, the City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, California. Ongoing projects include the New Toronto Courthouse, the CERN Science Gateway in Genève and the GES-2 project in Moscow.
Antonio Belvedere has lectured widely, in France, Italy, Malta, Russia and the United States.