Annika Patregnani is a well known Italian architect and designer. She began her studies at the Liceo Artistico Statale “G. Misticoni" in Pescara where she obtained her diploma with top marks (60/60mi). Among her teachers and professors are the famous Ernesto Lupi and Dino Colalongo.
She graduated with full honors at the University G. D'Annunzio" at the Faculty of Architecture in Pescara under the guidance of Professor Arch. Paolo Desideri.
In 1996 she won the international design competition "The Cities of the Future" and was awarded in Vienna. The project foreshadowed a sustainable city in perfect harmony with the eco-system and the landscape.
In 1998 she took part in the international design competition "Ocean Museum" and was included in the first fifteen places with equal merit. The project took part in a travelling exhibition with stops in Japan and France and ended in New York with the awarding of the winners.
Between 1996 and 1999, she collaborated in Switzerland in the city of Lucerne with the art photographer Gregorio Maitino for whom she worked as a model, designer and promoter of exhibitions in Provence and Camargue in France, in the Algarve in Portugal and in Zurich and Lucerne in Switzerland.
In 1999 he worked with the architect Paolo Desideri in his studio in Rome where she took part in numerous executive projects (including the Caracalla theatre and the new Tiburtina station for fast trains in Rome).
Between 1998 and 2003 she realized her first personal projects in the province of Pescara, among other, an overflow on the pier of the city and the renovation of two historic buildings in the historic center of Città Sant'Angelo.
In 2004 she began working as an architect and designer at GEA S. p. A. in Mosciano Sant'Angelo in Teramo for which she took care of all projects related to the realization of the companies’ headquarters, corporate image and design of technological products.
In 2005, the meeting with the artist Alice di Mosciano Sant'Angelo marks a new important step in her personal and professional life.
In 2009, with the architect Amedeo D'Addario, she came up with the idea of an association/laboratory on human habitats: ‘HabitatLAB.’ In 2010, as President of the HabitatLAB Onlus Association, she organized and promoted a new event on the Italian scene: ‘The first Biennale Habitat in Pescara.’ In 2012, ‘HabitatLAB’ became an international travelling event aiming at promoting the most innovative projects and good practices for the sustainable development of habitats in the various sectors of the Green and Blue Economy.
In 2012 she started three important historical recovery projects in the Parioli area, in Piazza Navona in Rome and in the historic centre of the City of Art in Florence by emphasizing the concept ECOLOGICAL CITIES and eco-sustainable villages.
In 2013, she founded the social enterprise ‘Habitat World’ with which she implemented several leading projects.
In 2014, she started working with Africa, in particular with Kenya and Somalia, together with the Somitalia association through a protocol of understanding between the Italian and Somali Chambers of Commerce.
The international relations that Patregnani carries out range far and wide, allowing the Biennale to promote and develop some of the projects selected in the different cities touched during the two years of the event. The official godmother of the Biennale Habitat is the Brazilian anthropologist poetess, candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, Màrcia Théophilo, former Testimonial of Forests in the World of WWF and UNESCO Testimonee for Biodiversity.