7478 is an international architecture and urban design firm with main headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and has offices in Malta, Italy and Panama’

Our aim is to provide our clients with original, innovative and feasible architecture and urban planning concepts that push the boundaries of common practice.

We believe that there are no constraints to a project… only opportunities

Our work is being driven by the deep understanding of our client’s needs as well as the project’s physical and cultural context. Through research, experimentation and study of historical references, 7478 strives to elaborate designs that generate economic and social values.

We consider our clients an integral part of the design process, in the belief that great architecture is created with their strong collaboration and active involvement.

7478’s creative core is connected to a network of specialized consultants such as structural engineers, map engineers, quantity surveys, lighting designers, landscape architects and any other specialized expertise that a project might need, allowing 7478 to provide our clients with turn-key solutions for their projects

Alessandro De Santis

Alessandro De Santis studied architecture at the university of Florence in Italy where he graduated in 2004.He estabilished 7478 in Rotterdam in 2015 after working at OMA /Rem Koolhaas from 2008 to 2015.

At OMA he has lead the design of large and complex project, spanning from masterplans to museums, theatres, mix-use buildings, residential towers, office towers, hotels,  retail, sport venues,  educational buildings, infrastructure, bridges. 

Alessandro has also collaborated with Royal Haskoning architect & engineering in Amsterdam and Dubai as well as with ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd} in Rotterdam.

He has been visiting professor at TU Delft and has lectured at University of Amsterdam, the American University of Sharjah, Florence Design Academy and the Luiss University in Rome.

Frederico Pompignoli

Graduated from the Polytechnic of Milan in 2003, Federico Pompignoli joined 7478 as partner in 2019.
 
He has worked at OMA /Rem Koolhaas form 2009 as project architect of the Fonazione Prada Museum Art Center in Milan.

At OMA, Federico took part in other widely-published projects such as the Garage in Moscow a museum of contemporary art completed in 2015 and the Fondacio dei Tedeschi in Venice inaugurated in 2016, which is an historical building renovated to a hybrid of retail and cultural programs.

Before working at OMA, Federico was a partner of Marazzi Architetti in Italy, where he led a variety of projects across Europe, Middle East and Asia. Prior to that, he collaborated with Guido Canali Associati.

Federico lectured at the Politecnico di Milano, Accademia di Mendrisio (Switzerland) and the School of Architecture SUPSI in Lugano (Switzerland).  

COLLABORATORS: 
ALEJANDRA FIGUEROA ZUBIETA / CHENG CAI / DAVIDE RUSSO / DAPHNE COCK /  DANUTA KIEDROWSKA / EDINA PÉLI / ESTHER SLAGTER / EVGENIA ZIOGA / FANI NTINTOKA / FEMKE BOUWKNECHT / FERDJAN VAN DER PIJL / FRANE STANCIC / GUANG RUEY TAN / HANA MARISA MOHAR / JAN SZYMANKIEWICZ / MAYA RAFIH / MATEUSZ WOJCIESZEK / RADOSLAW GÓRNIAK / RAPHAEL REUTER / ROMAN DE WEIJER / ROMEA MURYN / YAFIM SIMANOVSKY / XAVEER ROODBEEN / XINMING LI / DORE BLAY / ASSAF BARNEA / Antígona Mónica Pinto / Henrique Matiz / Adam Kelly / Marta Tomassetti / Gianluca Ramaccia / Ceren Kaya

Send all request for design, questions and applications to info@7478.eu

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