Following a degree in urban planning, Daniele Lauria was involved in the redevelopment of Florence’s urban fabric and buildings coordinated by Renzo Piano and Leonardo Benevolo between1996 and 1998, and in 1999 he completed his first project for his own studio: the exhibition pavilion for the EU’s Internet Festival , which was presented at the Venice Biennale of Architecture the following year. In subsequent years he gained particular experience in the restoration of historic buildings and the design of public spaces. From 2009 onwards he extended his professional projects to South America, where he works today, from Bogotá to San Paolo, Lima to Santiago, in partnership with local architects and urban planners. In parallel with architecture, Lauria’s passion for art and culture led him to the post of artistic director for the Florence Festival of Creativity (2006-2010) and the Festival of Europe, organised in 2011 by the major EU institutions.
Daniele Lauria has held talks and conferences in several European and South American cities and taught at the IED and Florence University of Arts. His articles on South America are regularly published in “Il Giornale dell’Architettura” and feature in events organised by the Feltrinelli Foundation on issues related to the new urban frontiers.