BDR bureau is a young architectural firm working on the various scales of the architectural project and in the field of urban research. Currently the studio is working on some projects in the context of reuse, on the theme of the rehabilitation of living spaces, working and education spaces. Founded in 2016 in Turin, BDR bureau is the evolution of the collaboration of two co-founders of bam!, Simona Della Rocca and Alberto Bottero. Over the years they have developed their activities through assignments, research and competitions, with projects ranging from the size of temporary installations to architectural and urban design projects. In 2017 they win Torino Fa Scuola competition, a renovation project for a secondary school in Turin, which is scheduled to be completed in 2019. Currently, they have been invited to exhibit an experimental project on the theme of the re-use of railway stations at the Biennale Venezia 2018, Italian Pavillon, as part of the “Arcipelago Italia” exhibition.

Via Vincenzo Gioberti, 8
10128 Torino [Italia]
+39 011 9090853



-Spazio Elementare competition, design of a new square  – Finalist

-Torino Fa Scuola competition, Refurbishment of a secondary school – First prize

– Kodrina Masterplan International competition – Second prize

-Urban design Competition LYDA TURK – Third prize
-Museo del Compasso d’Oro competition – Third Prize

-NIB prize, Top Ten Italian Architects Under 36, landscape
-YAP MAXXI competition – First prize

-Young Architect scrape the sky, CASABELLA Laboratorio – awarded

-Venice CityVision competition – First prize
-Lazio Region kindergarden – Second prize


Padiglione Italia, Biennale di Venezia 15. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura
Caravanserraglio a project for Ferrandina Scalo Matera, realized for the exhibited ARCIPELAGO ITALIA curated by Mario Cucinella

Unbuilt Rome, curated by Campo
Overlapping uses, design speculation on A. Anselmi project, in Unbuilt Rome exhibition curated by CAMPO.
Exhibition at Campo, Rome (may 2017)
Exhibited at RIBA, London (september 2017)

Padiglione Venezia, Biennale di Venezia 15. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura
Sampling Opportunities a project for Porto Marghera, exhibited in UP! MARGHERA ON STAGE curated by Matteo D’ambros

2014 / 2015
Piccole Utopie/Small Utopias exhibition, curated by MAXXI Museum
He project exhibited at:
Design Factory, Bratislava, Slovakia, April-May 2015
Notre Dame University Zouk Mosbeh, Beirut, Lebanon, May-June 2015
Tonji University, Shanghai, China October 13 – January 2014
Universidad de los Andes, Botogà, Colombia, February 2014
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco, USA, June-August 2014
Architecture week, Prishtina, Kosovo, June-July 2014
FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, USA, September-December 2014
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Barcellona, Spain, September-October 2014
Chandigarh College of Architecture, India, October 2014

YAP 2013 exhibition, curated by Young Architect Program
He project exhibited at MAXXI (Rome), MOMA PS1 (New York), ISTANBUL MODERN (Istanbul), CONSTRUCTO (Santiago of Chile). June-October 2013

Giovani architetti grattano il cielo exhibition, curated by CASABELLA Laboratorio
Disgiunzione Verticale project exhibited at CASABELLA Laboratorio, Milano, Italy.