The Architect Alberto Torsello

Alberto Torsello is a born and bred Venetian. He started his career as an architect working on historical buildings. His studies on the relationship between historical accuracy and the conservation of buildings and the way to transform and adapt the way they are used prompted him to set up his professional practice, Torsello Architettura s.r.l.

During his career so far, he has carried out major restoration projects in Venice and the Veneto, including those at the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, the Clock Tower in St. Mark’s Square and the Fondaco dei Tedeschi; his expertise has been called upon in the restoration of Villa Emo by Andrea Palladio, and Villa Rinaldi in Asolo.

Alberto has collaborated with a number of internationally renowned architects, such as Tadao Ando in his Punta della Dogana project, and with David Chipperfield for the renovation works at the San Michele Cemetery. He has also cooperated with Gae Aulenti in the reconstruction of the Fenice Theatre, with Tobia Scarpa at the New Accademia Galleries and with Arata Isozaki at the Uffizi Gallery, in Florence.

The knowledge and careful attention to detail which distinguishes his architectural work is reflected in his designs for furnishings and decorative objects, which are a perfect blend between the historical and the contemporary.

In 2011 he obtained an Honourable Mention at the Compasso d’Oro Award, the oldest and most influential international design award.

In recent years, Alberto’s most significant achievements have been in interior design and he has worked on many prestigious palaces in Venice.

His professional activities are complemented by an active commitment to education and science as demonstrated through his collaboration with the IUAV University in Venice and the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Trieste. He has participated in a number of important seminars and conferences and is also author for, and editor of several specialist journals.