about

Roland Baldi Architects was founded in 1994 in Bolzano. Our work covers a broad spectrum of projects which vary in scale, context and function. Our architecture is characterised by a great sensitivity for context, functionality and a contemporary design language: simple but different. An essential aspect is to reduce architecture to its very essence and its most simple form, even for the most complex of tasks. The use of pure materials and colours as well as the consideration of local references, results in a clear, high-quality and timeless architecture. In all phases of the project, our approach has as its centrality the user and their needs and expectations. Beyond project-related research and planning, the office participates actively, critically and reflectively in current debates on contemporary architecture, art and design.

The cultural diversity of South Tyrol reflects in the workspace of the office, where architects from different backgrounds and educations work together in project teams. The projects – for the most part following successfully entered competitions – range from public and private to commercial, urban planning and interior design. Some of the most important projects have been the masterplan for the Rosenbach zone (former Mignone barracks) in Bolzano, the Syncom industrial park in Bressanone, the University in Brunico, the district heating plant in Chiusa, the Merano 2000 ropeway and the TechnoAlpin headquarters in Bolzano.

Many of the implemented projects have been awarded with national and international architecture awards and presented in reputable exhibitions (i.a. Biennale of Architecture São Paulo 2012, Biennale of Architecture Venice 2006, 2014 e 2018, „New Architecture in South Tyrol 2006-2012“, solo exhibition in the Prisma Gallery in Bolzano 2012, alpitecture meets biennale 2014, Premio Architettura Città di Oderzo , South Tyrol Architecture Award 2013, best architects award 2014, Iconic Award 2014-2016-2018, Next landmark 2018).

collaborators

Sila Giriftinoglu

Carlo Scolari

Heike Linster

Roland Decarli

Elena Casati
Kathrin Hofer
Yvonne Lindner
Christa Mair
Paolo Tibaldo
Harald Kofler
Rosita Izzo
Thorsten Götz
Daniela Calia
Olaf Köhler
Karin Kretschmer
Natalie Weber
Bernhard Doll
Roberto Gigliotti
Rudi Zancan
Renato Brito
Marco Sette
Thomas Kienzl
Rinaldo Zanovello
book

In 2014, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the office, Roland Baldi presented a book with a selection of projects. It was presented at the opening of the Venice Architecture Biennale as part of the exhibition “alpitecture meets biennale”.

Roland Baldi
biography

1965
* Bozen / Bolzano

1987-1993
Studies at the University of Innsbruck (Austria)

1993
State examination at the University of Venice IUAV

1994
Registration Chamber of Architects of Bolzano

since 1994
Own office at Bolzano

since 1996
Member South Tyrolean artist association Südtrioler Künstlerbund

since 1998
Juror / member of commission at different competitions and application precedures

2001 – 05   
Board member of the Chamber of Architects of Bolzano 


2004
Founding member of the Architectural Foundation of South Tyrol

2015-2016
Member of Commission for Landscape Conservation South Tyrol

2017-2018
Member of Commission for State examinations at the University of Venice IUAV

since 2017
Member strategy committee of the Architectural Foundation of South Tyrol

since 2017
Vice-president of the Architectural Foundation of South Tyrol

since 2018
Board member of the Südtiroler Künstlerbund – South Tyrolean artist association

exhibition

2019
BINA, Belgrade International Architecture Week, Belgrad (Serbia)

2018
Hosting the Dolomites, galleria Bensousan Han, Thessaloniki (GR)

2018
Biennale di architettura Venice, Padiglione Italia, Archipelago Italia

2017
Hosting the Dolomites, Oris House of Architecture, Zagreb (Croatia)

2017
«Luft Seil Bahn Glück»; Das gelbe Haus, Flims (CH)

2017
Days of architecture Alto Adige

2017
„Alpen Architektur Tourismus“, Museum of Architecture Schwaben, Augsburg (D)

2017
Hosting the Dolomites, Italian embassy, Vienna (A)

2017
Sketch for Syria, Galleria del Rettorato, Venezia

2016
Garten _ Giardini, anniversary exhibition SKB, Hofburg Bressanone

2016
Hosting the Dolomites, Shchusev Museum of Architecture, Moscow

2016
Punti di contatto 2.0- Roland Baldi & friends, Circolo artistico Ortisei

2016
model(s) South Tyrol, archimod, Bolzano

2015
Punti di contatto – Roland Baldi & friends, galleria L’Angolo, Bolzano

2015
“simple but different – rolandbaldiarchitects”, Light Centre Zumtobel, Milano

2015
„ Alpen Architektur Tourismus “,
Munich, Mainz (D)

2014
“Premio Architettura Città di Oderzo 2014”, Oderzo (TV)

2014
„alpitecture meets biennale“, Venezia

2014
„ Alpen Architektur Tourismus “, Merano Arte

2014
„best architects 14 Award“, Bregenz (A), Luzern (CH)

2013
“7th Architecture Price South Tyrol”, Bolzano

2012
“Roland Baldi”, art gallery Prisma, Bolzano

2012
„New Architecture in South Tyrol 2006 –2012“, Merano, Milano, Venezia, Liberec (Czech Republic)

2011
“9th BIA – São Paulo´s International Architecture Biennial”

2011
“Com’è andata a finire”, SAIE, Bologna

2010
“Premio Architettura Città di Oderzo 2008”, Bolzano

2009
“5th Architecture Price South Tyrol”, Bolzano

2009
“Premio Architettura Città di Oderzo 2008”, Oderzo (TV)

2008
“International prize for commissioning a building Dedalo Minosse”, Vicenza, Foggia, Brescia, Hanoi, Salerno, San Francisco, Moscow

2007
Design exhibition ”COSE”, art gallery Prisma, Bolzano

2007
“4th Architecture Price South Tyrol”, Bolzano

2006
Biennale of Venezia

2005
“Premio Architettura Città di Oderzo 2005”, Oderzo e Bressanone

2004
“Archimov” touring exhibition

2003
VI national congress of architects, Bari

2002
„Designale“, Munich (D)

2002
„Yin Yang“, Arredo, Bolzano

2000
“3rd Award Architecture in South Tyrol”, Bolzano

1999
“RUN 4” National urban exhibition, Venezia

1996
„Architektenräume“, Arredo 1996, Bozen

1993
„Future Bauhaus“, Glas-Tec, Düsseldorf (D)

awards

2019
La ceramica e il progetto, winner for Italia & amore

2018 
Next Landmark 2018, winner for Italia & amore ristorante mercato enoteca

2018 
Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018, 3rd award – for Italia & amore ristorante mercato enoteca

2018 
Iconic Award 2018 – selection“ for Italia & amore ristorante mercato enoteca

2018 
Iconic Award 2018 – selection“ Dining hall for European Academy EURAC

2016 
Iconic Award 2016 – Best of Best for Fire station Fleres

2014
Premio Architettura Città di Oderzo 2014, mention for the Ropeway Merano 2000

2014
Iconic Award 2014 for Ropeway Merano 2000

2013
Architecture Price South Tyrol, 1st price Ropeway Merano 2000, category: tourism

2013
best architects 14“, award for Technoalpin

2013
ISR Architektur Award, shortlist, Ropeway Monte Ivigna 2000

2013
best architects 14 award, Preis / Premio
TechnoAlpin

2013
ISR Architektur Award, shortlist

Funivia Merano 2000

2009
International prize sustainable architecture Fassa Bortolo, mention for the “District heating plant Chiusa

2008
Premio Architettura Città di Oderzo 2008, mention for the “District heating plant Chiusa”

2006
Luvo design competition My chair, New York, 2nd prize

2005
Premio Architettura Città di Oderzo 2005, mention for the “Business park