Cristiano Benzoni

CRISTIANO BENZONI

Cristiano Benzoni was born in Varenna, Lake Como ( Italy) in 1970.

He received his Architecture degree in 1998 at the Politecnico of Milan, where he went on to work as a teaching assistant.

Professional activity began in 1995 in Porto ( Portugal ), under the influence of Alvaro Siza Vieira, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Alcino Soutinho and Fernando Tavora.

Previous professional experience includes a long-term collaboration with Jean Nouvel (Pritzker Prize 2008) since 1997. As project director, he has been in charge of several international large-scale projects such as the Agbar-tower in Barcelona (Spain), the Omnilife-headquarters in Guadalajara ( Mexico) and the technological campus « Kilometro Rosso » in Bergamo ( Italy).

In 2003, Cristiano Benzoni started his first associate office in Paris and established his collaboration with LVMH Group.

Some recently completed works include the Louis Vuitton flagship store on the Champs Elysées in Paris ( biggest and most-visited luxury shop in the world ), the Louis Vuitton Ginza Matsuya and Louis Vuitton Nagoya stores in Tokyo (Japan), as well as the new concept store for Celine, avenue Montaigne in Paris.

Cristiano Benzoni founded REV Architecture (Paris) in 2006 with Sophie Thuillier.

Sophie Thuiller

SOPHIE THUILLER

Sophie Thuillier was born in Nantes ( France) in 1973.

She studied at the School of Architecture Paris-La Seine and obtained a scholarship that allowed her to spend one year at the School of Architecture of Porto ( Portugal). She graduated as an architect in 2000.

In 1997 she began her professional activity at Ateliers Jean Nouvel. This collaboration allowed her to work on projects as diversified as the museum Reina Sofia in Madrid, the centre of congress and culture in Luzern, the competition for the new opera-house of Beijing, the competition for the new contemporary arts centre in Rome. In 2001 she left for Mexico to follow the JVC project in Guadalajara.

As project manager, she has been in charge of several international projects among which the urban project of residences in Saint - Jacques de Compostelle ( Spain), the entry for Paris in the 2008 Olympics selection and the interior design of Agbar Tower in Barcelona.

She cofounded REV Architecture in 2006.