Leonardo Marzotti

Design Staff

Leonardo, was born along the twisting canals of Venice Italy and spent a good part of his childhood amongst the olive groves of the Euganei hills where he refined his skills in olive cultivation and oil production.  Prior to obtaining his Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Florence, Leonardo graduated from the Università di Padova with a bachelor degree in Agronomy. Prior to joining the MÀKIA team, Leonardo has worked as a gardener for private and public spaces.  Leonardo has developed a special interest in the field of do-it-yourself construction and handicraft and recently founded the collective ‘Paesaggificio Artigianale’.

 

Citizenship

ITALY  

 

Education

 

2017 • University of Florence, IT

Masters – Landscape architecture

Thesis Title – “Millefiori INSIDE OUT: project of a new garden for the Santa Barbara Fortress”.

 

2014 • Università di Padova, IT

Bachelor – Agronomy

Thesis Title – “Analysis of the evolution of rhizoms and stolons in Cynodon dactylon cultivar through WinRHIZO technology”

 

Professional Experience

 

Camposaz Associate

Designing and buidling of a dormitory for Biennale di Venezia&French Pavillion

Project published online at designboom.com (2018)

 

Collaboration with Cooperativa Sociale Il Giglio del Campo, Firenze, Italia (2017-2018)

Development of a preliminary master plan for a private garden in Florence, 1000 mq

Project and realitation of a kids playground at Parco Poggio di Valicaia, Firenze

 

Public and private gardener (2013-2016), Padova

 

Internship at Studio Vendramin, Padova, Italy (2015)

 

 

Other relevant experience

 

Founder of Paesaggificio Artigianale, self building and public landscape development association (2018)

 

Collaboration with Associazione Linaria for the DIY PLAYGROUND project at Casa Bakita, Roma, Italia (2018)

 

Collaboration with Associazione IlTurco for the InternoVerde event in 2016, Ferrara, Italia

 

Collaboration with Coloco Aterlier (Parigi) for the “Greening Ciompi Square” temporary art project in Piazza de’ Ciompi, Firenze (2016)

 

Competition and awards

 

First prize at the Festival del Verde e del Paesaggio with the project “Spring Carpet” (2018)

 

Special mention at the Festival del Verde e del Paesaggio for the project “Il Balconcino” (2016)

 

Second prize at the Uniscape Video Contest “People’s landscape” with the short film “Unlearing” (2016)

 

Publications

 

Interno Verde. Web article, online at nipmagazine.it (2016)

 

Languages

 

Italian mother tongue

Fluent in english and spanish­

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