2A+P/A is an architectural firm founded by Gianfranco Bombaci and Matteo Costanzo, based in Rome.

The office is actively involved in architectural, urban, and landscape design, with a specific focus on the nature and dynamics of contemporary cities. Its diverse portfolio includes a wide array of projects, ranging from public and private buildings to housing complexes, urban spaces, event pavilions, temporary installations, and interior design.

The office has received recognition in various design competitions, including prestigious awards such as the Piranesi Award, the Zumtobel Group Award, finalist positions in the Medaglia D’Oro dell’Architettura Italiana, and the Aga Khan Award. Additionally, the office clinched the Prix Specialé Hiver and secured the third prize at the Asia Architecture Award. Their work has been featured in international publications such as A10, Abitare, a+t, A+U, Architecture d’aujourd’hui, Architectural Review, Domus, and Volume.

The architects at 2A+P/A actively contribute to the architectural discourse by participating in conferences and symposia worldwide. They have shared their insights in various forums and have been published in numerous international books and magazines. Noteworthy initiatives include their involvement with the architecture magazine San Rocco and CAMPO, a platform dedicated to the discussion, study, and celebration of architecture in Rome.

Beyond their architectural endeavors, the architects have showcased their projects and created site-specific installations for international exhibitions, including appearances at the NAI in Rotterdam, the Venice Architecture Biennale (14th, 13th, and 11th editions), the Brasilia Biennal of Architecture, and the Shanghai Expo 2010 within the Italian Pavilion. Their work has also been featured in solo exhibitions, such as “Savage Architecture” in London at the Architectural Association and “The Pop Out Show” in Rome.

In addition to their design work, the architects of 2A+P/A contribute to education by serving as visiting critics and conducting workshops in various schools across Europe. Collaborating with Davide Sacconi, they teach in Design Studio ADS10 at the Royal College of Art and Diploma 20 at the Architectural Association in London.

Prizes and Awards

– 3rd prize, New High School “Raffaello” with LGSMA and Incide Engeneering, Urbino, 2021.
– 4th prize, Renovation of Palazzo dei Giureconsulti, Milan, 2019.
– 3rd prize, Restricted Design Competition, new Library of Lorenteggio, Milan, 2018.
– 3rd prize, Asia Architecture Award 2015.
– Finalist, Aga Khan Award 2014.
– Finalist, “Medaglia d’Oro dell’Architettura Italiana”, La Triennale,  Milan, 2012.
– Honourable Mention, “Zumtobel Awards”, Aedes Architekturforum, Berlin, 2012.
– Prix Specialé Hiver, Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, Paris, 2011.
– Special Mention, restricted design competition “House of Memory”, Milan, 2011.
– Honourable Mention, design competition “AAA Architetti cercasi”, Milan, 2010.
– 1st prize, design competition “Immobiliare veneziana”, Venice, 2010.
– 2nd prize, restricted design competition “iPost”, Rome, 2008.
– 3rd prize, restricted design competition “Rimesse in gioco – depositi di idee”, Rome, 2007.
– Winner project, restricted art in public space competition “Idensitat”, Calaf (BCN), 2005.
– 1st prize, invited art competition “Premio Artegiovane”,  Turin, 2003.
– Mention, prize “Bruno Zevi”, Rome, 2001.

Main Exhibitions and Events

– Rome East, A city of collective rituals, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, 2019
– Patterns, What is Ornament, 
Lisbon Triennal, 2019
– Drawings and Projects, 
Galleria Antonia Iannone, Milan, 2019
36 Drawings, Biennale d’Architecture d’Orleans, FRAC Centre Val de Loire, Orléans, 2017-2018
– Past, present, future, 
Sala del Tempio di Adriano, Rome, 2017
– Present tense, Syracuse University in Florence, 2017.
– Savage Architecture, Gian Piero Frassinelli, Superstudio and 2A+P/A, 
Politecnico di Milano, 2017.
– Invisible Architecture, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome, 2017.
– Savage Architecture, Gian Piero Frassinelli, Superstudio and 2A+P/A,
 Kent State University, Florence, 2016.
– Savage Architecture, Gian Piero Frassinelli, Superstudio and 2A+P/A, 
Architectural Association, London, 2016.
– Call to order exhibition
, Korach Gallery, Perez Architecture Center, Coral Gables, Miami, 2015.
– Dalla terra alla luna, curated by E. Giorgi and S. Galateo, Studio Miscetti, Rome, 2014.
– Innesti/Grafting, Italian Pavilion curated by C. Zucchi inside 14. Venice Biennale, 2014.
– Common Ground, curated by D. Chipperfield, 13. Venice Biennale, 2012.
– Italian pavilion, curated by L. Zevi, 13. Venice Biennale, 2012.
– Cities within the cities, curated by S. Boeri, Festarch, Perugia-Assisi, 2012.
– Testify! The Consequences of Architecture, curated by L. Feireiss, NAI, Rotterdam, 2011.
– The pop out show, curated by P.T. Lang and P. Ferri, Hyunnart Studio, Rome, 2010.
– Architecture&Design Film Festival, curated by K. Bergman and L. Cardello, Tribeca Cinemas, New York, 2010.
– Architecture & meubles d’architectes, Pierre Bergé associés, Drouot Richelieu, Paris, 2010.
– 27/37, curated by OICE, Italian Pavilion at the Expo in Shanghai, 2010.
– Vision. 9° Festival of Architecture and Media, curade by iMage, Stazione Leopolda, Florence, 2009.
– Out There: Architecture Beyond Building, curated by A. Betsky with E. Gandolfi, 11. Venice Biennale, 2008.
– Transmitting Architecture, XXIII UIA world congress, Lingotto, Turin, 2008.

Lectures and visiting critics

– Royal College of Art in London
– Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar
– Campus Sint-Lukas, Faculty KU Leuven in Ghent
– Politecnico di Milano
– Syracuse University, Florence program
– Faculté d’architecture, University de Liege
– TU Munich
– School of Architecture, University of Liverpool
– Syracuse University, London program
– Temple University, Rome program
– Cornell University, Rome program
– School of Architecture, University of Miami
– Faculty of Architecture, RomaTre University, Rome
– Faculty of Architecture, La Sapienza University, Rome
– Kent State University, Florence program
– California State University, Florence program
– Faculty of Architecture, Second University of Naples
– Department of Science for Architecture, University of Genoa
– École Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris
– Domus Academy, Milan
– Naba, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan
– Faculty of Architecture, Tor Vergata University, Rome
– Netherland Architecture Institute, Rotterdam
– Oslo School od Architecture
– MAXXI, Museum of Art and Architecture of XXI century, Rome

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