Openfabric is a young Landscape Architecture and Urban Design practice based in Rotterdam (the Netherlands), founded in 2011 by Francesco Garofalo and Barbara Costantino. It is currently engaging in various countries such as Netherlands, Albania, Italy, China, Colombia and Peru.
Responding to the large variety of possibilities that the intersection of city, society and nature creates, our projects cover several fields of action. They range from urban installations through public space design, to large landscape strategic plans; waterfronts, campuses, squares, streetscapes, parks, and playgrounds.
We cover the many facets of public realm processes with our experience and by involving in our team, for each project, specialists from other fields of expertise.
Openfabric work has been awarded and widely exhibited, from AIA New York to Materdo Madrid, COAC Barcelona and to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale ‘Fundamentals’. Openfabric members are invited to lecture internationally on a continuous base, including lecturing and guest critic at MIT (Cambridge MA), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), RAoB (Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Genoa University of Architecture (Genoa, Italy).
Team members and collaborators are/have been: Francesco Garofalo [IT], Jacopo Gennari Feslikenian [IT], Barbara Costantino [IT], Olivier Sobels [NL], Agnieszka Popielak [PL], Ekaterina Andrusenko [RU], Emanuele Paladin [IT], Lou Besançon [FR], Michele Beraldo [IT], Andrea Caspoli [IT], J. Marcos Rodríguez Díaz [ES], Conxa Gene [ES], Christiaan Harmse [NL], Valentina Penna [IT], Ruohao Wu [CN], Gert-Jan Wisse [NL].