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Bene is an architect and researcher based in Berlin and Zurich. After completing his apprenticeship as a draftsman, he pursued his architectural studies at the Münster School of Architecture and the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio. Additionally, he studied the history and theory of architecture at ETH Zurich (gta). During his undergraduate studies, he was already active as a tutor for design and construction in the team of Prof. Herbert Bühler.

Bene gained professional experience at HHF Architects in Basel, OMA/AMO in Rotterdam, and Herzog & de Meuron in Basel and Berlin. In 2020, he co-founded Panta Rhei Collaborative, is part of Zurich International, and works with KCAP Architects & Planners on projects in Switzerland.

In 2021, he had the opportunity to teach as an assistant for KOSMOS Architects at the Porto Academy. Since 2023, he holds the position as a teaching assistant at TU Berlin at the chair DE/CO - Design and Construction.

With the intention of questioning traditional architectural office structures, his current research explores alternative collaborative methodologies and contemporary forms of labour.
Engaged in diverse constellations, Bene works on projects of varying scales, aiming to experiment with innovative approaches to utilize existing resources. Through the Initiative An.ders Urania, he actively opposes demolition policies in Berlin, striving to explore new alternatives for dealing with the built environment in the city.