Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra founded their studio Barreca & La Varra in 2008.The studio is characterized for their use of new advanced technologies of construction and their experimentation with a complex urban and architectural language that responds to the evolving traits of contemporary society and the complexity of economic, social and institutional structures that today compose cities, sites and affect the environment we live in._______________________________________________________________Born in 1969 in Genoa, Gianandrea Barreca is one of the founders of Group A12. Since 2006 he has collaborated with Domus Academy in Milan as Director of the Master’s Program in Urban Vision and Architectural Design. Since 2009 he has taught Architectural Composition at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of Genoa.Born in 1967 in Milan, Giovanni La Varra teaches Composition and Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Politecnico of Milan and Urban Planning at the School of Humanities of the Università Statale in Milan. With the research group Multiplicity he has realized studies and installations on contemporary urban conditions. From September 2009 to April 2011 he was an advisor to the planning board of the Expo 2015.