Meet the Honorary Jury


Cinzia Ferrara

Founder of Ferrara Palladino Lightscape, Italy


Cinzia Ferrara, architectural lighting designer, is the founder of FERRARA PALLADINO LIGHTSCAPE, lighting design firm based in Milan, Italy.

She trained and practised as an architect before deciding to focus on the special relationship between light and architecture. Concerned with dynamics of human space and the role that lighting can play, she works in a big variety of settings, interiors and exteriors of any kind, approaching lighting to all aspects combining creativity, technical know-how with innovative and original design solutions. In more than 25 years of activity, she has been working on a wide variety of projects for both public and private clients.

She has been President of APIL (Association of Italian Lighting Designers) from 2008 to 2014.

She just completed the projects of interior and exterior of the Duomo in Milan.

She has also been involved in the interior projects of Malpensa International Airport, Linate Airport and the International Airport in Venice. She also designed the interior lighting of two small terminals: Linate Prime Terminal renewal and Rome Urbe Airport New Passenger Terminal.

Recent works are “Punta della Dogana” Contemporary Art Museum in Venice with Tadao Ando,

“Palazzo Grassi” Art Exhibition Center renovation with Tadao Ando, “Shoah memorial” with Morpurgo in Milan,  Railway Stations renewal in Milan, Rome and Florence.

International competition and awards

2018:    CLD (Certified Lighting Designer) certification
2011:    Winner “Architectural valorisation of an historical building in Venezia, Milano” /with Quattroassociati
2010:    Winner “International competition for the Park in new city fairground redevelopment area , so called Citylife” in Milan /with Gustafson Porter, !Melk, Ove Arup e One Works.
2010:    Winner “Valorisation of the waterfront of Lake Como” /with Cino Zucchi
2010:    Winner “Exterior lighting of the Cassino Abbey” /with Cassino University
2009:    Winner “concept of a new lighting of Museum Poldi Pezzoli
2008:    Winner “Lighting masterplan of the city of Mantua”
2007:    Winner “International competition for the valorization of 25 monumental sites in Matera”
2006:    Winner “New church in Trezzano S.N., Milan/with Quattroassociati
2004:    Winner ”New church in S.S. Giovanni” /with Cino Zucchi
2004:    Winner “lighting qualification of urban areas and monumental sites in Sassari”
2002:    Winner “Building in the waterfront of Trieste” /with Mario Bellini. The project has been shown at the Architectural Biennale in Venice
2001:    Winner “Domusnovas Caves in Sardinia”
2004:    Finalist “International competition for the valorisation of the area of the Darsena in Milan”/with Studio Quattroassociati
2004:    Finalist “International competition for the project of the New film Palace in Venice” /with Bolles+Wilson
2001:    Award of Merit IESNA 2001 for Vatican Necropolis, Vatican City
2000:    Award of Excellence IESNA 2000 for S.Galgano Abbey, Siena.

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