Urban Menus

URBAN MENUS Team

Responsible for the technical implementation of the websites. Member of the akaryon team.

As an industrial designer, 3D modeler and illustrator, I merge creativity with functionality to develop innovative, functional, and aesthetically appealing products. From conception to digital representation, my approach covers every stage of the process.

She has been working at IL PUNTO for 11 years, she is office manager of the company. She has a degree in Environmental, Land and Landscape Sciences, main subjects’ studies: Geography, Population geography, Environmental policy. She has always been passionate about environmental and social issues. She is one of the Project coordinators for IL PUNTO.

Vera Besse lives in Vienna with her family including two cats and works for akaryon as a project manager for the last decade and is specialized in projects on sustainability. Trained biologist and adult educator and experienced problem solver. Always up for a good laugh, she works hard for her vision of a better world: Live well and let live well.

Supports the URBAN MENUS team with research and text contributions. Studied German and Austrian Studies at the University of Vienna, worked in the cultural sector on expression and now uses her creative and writing talent in the sustainability industry.

Florian Fritz, akaryon

Responsible for the technical implementation of the websites. Member of the akaryon team.

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Emilio Gagliardino, BUS

As an industrial designer, 3D modeler and illustrator, I merge creativity with functionality to develop innovative, functional, and aesthetically appealing products. From conception to digital representation, my approach covers every stage of the process.

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Lucrezia Galbiati, Il Punto

She has been working at IL PUNTO for 11 years, she is office manager of the company. She has a degree in Environmental, Land and Landscape Sciences, main subjects’ studies: Geography, Population geography, Environmental policy. She has always been passionate about environmental and social issues. She is one of the Project coordinators for IL PUNTO.

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Vera Besse, akaryon

Vera Besse lives in Vienna with her family including two cats and works for akaryon as a project manager for the last decade and is specialized in projects on sustainability. Trained biologist and adult educator and experienced problem solver. Always up for a good laugh, she works hard for her vision of a better world: Live well and let live well.

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Barbara Kraml, akaryon

Supports the URBAN MENUS team with research and text contributions. Studied German and Austrian Studies at the University of Vienna, worked in the cultural sector on expression and now uses her creative and writing talent in the sustainability industry.

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Nelson Zambrano, LCI

Architect, Master in Urban Design, and Master in business administration. CGI Expert with extensive experience producing and directing architectural visualization, and interactive/immersive media projects worldwide.

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Özge Taşpınar, BUS

After graduating from Kadir Has University, Department of Architecture with honors in 2019, she completed the Erasmus + program in Vienna for 1 year. Later, she won various awards in domestic and international competitions.

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Julieta Martinez, BUS

Architect graduated from the UCC, Córdoba, Argentina. She is currently developing her thesis for a master’s degree in landscape architecture. She was a member of projects of different scales. Member of the urban menus team since 2021

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Tobias Kampl, BUS

Currently a student of Architecture at Vienna University of Technology, having completed his study of philosophy in 2019. Participates in URBAN MENUS projects in various areas such as urban concept, design process and 3D modeling. Intrigued with creating virtual spaces and envisioning an optimistic stance for the future of living in cities.

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Sebastian Dan, BUS

Since 2021, he has been an integral part of the URBAN MENUS team, contributing to conceptualization, evaluation and data management. He has a mixed background in architecture – urban planning and informatics.

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Gina Urazan Razzini, BUS

Colombian-born, London-educated designer based in Madrid. Early career in museum design at Gold Museum, Bogota, and British Museum, London. Explored interior design in commercial and residential spaces. Currently merging architecture, illustration, and storytelling, collaborating with BOA Büro für offensive Aleatorik in Vienna.

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Iryna Konstantinova, Il Punto

Project Coordinator at SYNCHRO SPACE, a hub of innovation for cities. Brings 13 years of experience in project management and digital communications across hospitality, construction, and urban projects. Participated in the development of an educational course on circular economy for the Maidan Open University.

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Catalina Pedraza, BUS

A skilled architect and designer with diverse experience in Concept Design, Design, Multimedia & Communication. Studied architecture in Bogotá and spatial design in London. involved in developing innovative creative content from concept inception to final production. Joined the team in 2016.

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Javier Maseda, LCI

With a specialization in design, new technologies, and innovative learning, my professional journey spans over 18 years in the realm of education. Initially taking on the role of Design Director at the Istituto Europeo di Design, I later assumed the position of Head of Design and director of the Digital Design Lab—a research facility dedicated to exploring the intersections of design, new technologies, and innovative learning.

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Bianca Severin, BUS

Multimedia Developer, currently focusing on using Virtual Reality to streamline the urban analysis process and support architects in the early stages of project development. Has been part of the URBAN MENUS team since 2017, where she specializes in the development of 3D software for participatory and impact-oriented urban planning.

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The entire URBAN MENUS team includes numerous other people from the fields of architecture, infrastructure, computer science, mathematics and communications.