Pier Carlo Bontempi studied architecture at the University of Florence. As an academic, he has taught in different universities and at The Prince of Wale's Institute of Architecture in London. Professionally, he heads his studio in the countryside of Gaiano, near Parma, with his colleagues Massimo Gandini, Giuseppe Greci, Ettore Brunetti, Fabio Paoletti, Maria Cristina Celato. The studio principally carries out architectural projects with the goal of constructing new buildings in a traditional manner. The studio also engages in restoration and reconstruction projects, theoretical and feasibility studies, and urban planning. Bontempi received a national award for the restoration of the historic centre of Parma (1981-1987), and was given the second prize in the "Marsham Street" Urban Design Competition in London (1996). In 1998 he received the European Prize for the Reconstruction of the City in Brussels. In December 2000, he delivered the John Burgee Annual Lecture at the University of Notre Dame in the USA. In June 2001, Bontempi received a Charter Award at the Congress for the New Urbanism's annual conference (CNU IX, New York) and, most recently, he won the competition for the building of Place de Toscane in Val d'Europe under the direction of Euro Disney, Paris (2002). Place de Toscane has won the 2008 Palladio Award, Boston (USA).

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