orizzontale is an architects’ collective based in Rome whose work crosses the fields of architecture, urbanism, public art and DIY practice. orizzontale since 2010 has been promoting projects of common relational spaces, giving form to both dismissed and unseen images of the city. These projects have represented the ground for experimenting new kinds of collaborative interactions between city dwellers and urban commons as well as occasions to test the boundaries of the architectural creation process.
orizzontale developed projects in Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Greece, Ukraine, Portugal, Netherlands. “8 ½”, the mobile theatre designed by orizzontale in 2014, was awarded the international prize of Young Architects Program by MAXXI Museum and MoMA PS1. In 2016, orizzontale won the competition for the regeneration of Piazza della Comunità Europea in Aprilia, called by MiBACT and CNAPPC. The project is realised and was awarded the Premio Urbanistica by INU in 2020. In 2018 at the Venice Biennale, orizzontale received the “Young Talent of Italian Architecture 2018” award from CNAPPC, which rewards the best Italian studio under35. Since 2020 orizzontale has founded and curated VUOTO, a transmedial space for thinking and debate on the city and public space. The work of orizzontale has been displayed in international exhibitions, including the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Vienna Biennale and the Oslo Architecture Triennale. In 2023, it is featured at the 18th. International Architecture Exhibition as part of the exhibition The Laboratory of the Future, curated by Lesley Lokko at the Corderie dell’Arsenale, and in the Italian Pavilion, in the exhibition Spatial. Everyone Belongs to Everyone Else curated by Fosbury Architecture.