Gloira e Marco award recipient announced

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Federica Martinelli, a graduate of IUAV University in Venice has won this year's Gloria e Marco Award.

Set up in memory of Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi, Italian architects who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the Gloria e Marco (GeM) Award provides a three-month scholarship to young Italian architects so that they can gain conservation experience in the UK. 

Federica studied architecture at University of Parma and completed her conservation-focussed masters in Venice. As in 2018, a panel of judges awarded the scholarship based on submitted project material and a Skype interview. Federica was chosen from a shortlist of excellent candidates from IUAV. The GeM interviewing panel was impressed by her thesis work based in the city of Palmanova, in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, that aimed to provide a new example of urban regeneration to a military site.

The Scholarship began on 4 May and Federica spent one week with the SPAB Scholars at the Landmark Trust’s Villa Saraceno, Veniza, Italy learning about the programme of repair works taking place there. In the UK, the scholarship will continue to offer work experience in both architectural, structural and services engineering conservation practices.

Looking forward to her time as this year’s Gloria e Marco Scholar, Federica said “I am very interested in learning about the theories and methods for the repair and conservation of historic buildings in the UK, including in particular repairs to stone façades and historic roof structures. I am also keen to explore the adaptive reuse of buildings from the Industrial Revolution in England.” 

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