COTTONE+INDELICATO ARCHITECTS was established in 2009 in Sciacca, Sicily; founded by Mario Cottone and Gregorio Indelicato.
They have attended the Faculty of Architecture of Palermo and worked in international practices such as David Chipperfield Architects in London and RCR Arquitectes in Olot, Spain.
The project activity of the study is based on an architecture that interacts with the natural and anthropised environment, with the topography and climate and, at the same time, interprets the identity of a place and its culture.
The volumes of the projects relate to the functional program and the fluidity of the pathways, they are formed from simple volumes, obtained by addition of linear elements or by subtraction of mass. The design concept is the expressive tension that is generated between the dynamic sequences and their aggregation into simple shapes.
The aim of the study is to develop an architecture that is able to reconfigure and redevelop the sites and is finalized to the environmental and social sustainability.
The design of spaces is based on the concepts of simplicity and functionality, where people are involved and where people feel protagonist.


2016 Honorable mention Giovane Talento dell’Architettura Italiana Prize
2016 Finalist at Premis Fad International
2015 Quadranti d’Architettura Prize
2015 Italian Pool Award 2015 Prize, cat. outdoor residential
2014 Invited to the 14th Biennale of Architecture of Venice, Padiglione Italia
2014 Honorable mention for Inarch Sicily Prize with Villa B&D
2012 Selected in 30|40, 30 Young architects under 40
2011 Newitalianblood Prize 2011

Competition Prizes

2018 5° prize - School pole of Sassa, L'Aquila. Italy.
2018 3° prize - Panzacchi secondary school, Ozzano (Bo), Italy.
2017 2° prize - Church Immaculate Heart of Maria – Agrigento, Italy.
2013 2º prize - Europan 12 competition – Multifunctional district - Venice, Italy.
2013 1º prize - Walkway in the Valley of the Temples - Agrigento, Italy.
2012 1º price - Allèstiti: wine pavilion.
2010 Honorable mention - South Solar Park –Salerno, Italy.
2010 1º prize - Belvedere square and access to the natural park – Selinunte, Italy.
2009 1º prize - Suite d’Autore, Art Gallery Hotel - Palermo, Italy.
2009 2º prize - Designing in Teheran - Benetton multi-storey building - Teheran, Italy.
2009 1º prize - Pier-Museum, Miami, Florida.



Mario Cottone

1999. Graduated at the Faculty of Architecture of Palermo,Italy
2000-04. Work for David Chipperfield Architect in London, UK
2004-08. Work with RCR Arquitectes in Olot, Spain


Gregorio Indelicato

2001. Graduated at the Faculty of Architecture of Palermo,Italy
2005. PhD in Urban and Territorial Planning at the City and Territory Department, Palermo, Italy
2005-08. Work with RCR Arquitectes in Olot, Spain