Openfabric is a young Landscape Architecture and Urban Design practice based in Rotterdam [NL] and Milan [IT], founded in 2011 by Francesco Garofalo. It is currently engaging in various countries such as Netherlands, Italy, Russia, China, UAE, Georgia, Albania, 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 Triennale di Milano, AIA New York to Matadero 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 [USA], Cornell University [USA], Genoa University of Architecture [IT], Master of Human Settlements KU Leuven [BE], TU Delft [NL], Wuhan Center of Arts [CN], Strelka [RU] and teaching at Politecnico di Milano [IT], Amsterdam Academie van Bouwkunst [NL], Rotterdam Academie van Bouwkunst [NL].