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.


2017 - Sacro Cuore Church - Villaggio Mosè (Ag), Italy. 2nd prize.
2016 - Mention at Giovane Talento dell’Architettura Italiana Award 2016
2016 - Finalist in Premis FAD International
2015 - Winner of Quadranti Prize 2015
2015 - Italian Pool Award 2015, cat. outdoor residential geometrical. 1st prize
2014 - Mention at Inarch Sicilia award for villa B&D
2014 - Selected in 14th Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia
2013 - Europan 12 competition - Venezia site. 2nd prize
2013 - Passerella nella Valle dei Templi. 1st prize
2012 - Allèstiti - Padiglione fieristico per il vino. 1st prize ex aequo
2012 - Selected in 30<40 - the best Sicilian architects under 40
2011 - Selected in newitalianblood award 2011
2010 - Parco Solare Sud. Honourable mention
2010 - Designing competition in Selinunte. 2nd prize; redevelopment of panoramic square and connection to the sea. 1st prize
2009 - Suite d’Autore – International Competition. 1st prize
2009 - Designing in Teheran - Benetton multi-storey building. 2nd prize
2009 - Miami 2009 Pier-Museum. 1st prize



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