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Luisa Fontana was born in Zurich - Switzerland, but completed her secondary school education in arts and sciences in Italy. Having graduated with full honours from the Venice University Institute of Architecture, she founded her studio FONTANAtelier in Schio (Vicenza, Italy) in the 1990s. She develop a wide range of projects in both the public and private sectors: from industrial to interior and exterior design, residential, educational, commercial, military and religious buildings as well as hospital structures. Her architecture is the fruit of advanced, multi-disciplinary research. She develops pilot projects predicated on sustainability and low energy consumption. Well aware of the need to make buildings and structures accessible to all, Luisa Fontana is a member of CERPA. She has been a teaching assistant and visiting professor at the Venice IUAV, at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Manitoba (Canada). The places where her project designs have been exhibited include the III^ Biennal Europea de Paisatge in Barcellona (2003): the Museum of Nanjing in China (2006); the 5^Architecture Biennale in Brasilia (Brazil, 2006); the Sendai Mediatheque and Acros Fukuoka in Japan (2007); the Acquario Romano of Rome (2010). She gained numerous prizes and received special mentions. Her works have been published in several national and international magazines.