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30 Oct 2019
Markas Headquarters, North West Italy
Design: ATP Architects Engineers
Markas Headquarters Bolzano Italy
photography : ATP/Becker
Markas Headquarters in Bolzano

13 Sep 2019
Italian Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

8 Italian architectural practices founded the Italian Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency, an initiative born in May 2019 in the United Kingdom already counting more than 600 signatories like David Chipperfield, Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects.

Italian Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency
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This initiative aims at raising awareness among the architecture sector to front the climate crisis and protect biodiversity. Other countries, including Australia, Norway, Iceland, South Africa and New Zealand are joining the project.

The Italian firm signatories of Italian Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency are Piuarch Studio, Schiattarella Associati, Archilinea, Park Associati, Michele De Lucchi Architects, Fuksas, Labics, ABDR.

The founders of the UK movement have found great interest and attention among international fellow architects and have decided to allow a wider delivery, assigning Piuarch the task of promoting and spreading the intent of this manifesto in our country too.

The Italian Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency raises from the compelling need to put into practice the 11 objectives the declaration expresses. Designing energy efficient buildings is a requirement and an increasing priority on the Italian and European political agenda.


Founded by Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario, Piuarch is a team of forty architects and engineers from all over the world. Piuarch develops public buildings, office complexes, residences, commercial spaces, boutique and urban plans, with a great attention to sustainability, the interaction between architecture and context and the relationship with art, use of natural materials and a focus on energy saving. Awarded with the “2013 Italian Architect of the Year” prize and with two Gold Medals for “Honorable Mention” at the Milan Triennale, and several times exhibited at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, Piuarch’s portfolio includes numerous architectural and interior design projects internationally built.

Piuarch – via Palermo 1, 20121 Milano T. + 39 0289096130 F. + 39 02875506

21 Jun 2019
Z House in Tarvisio, Udine

17 Jun 2019
Apartment Z in Bozen, South Tyrol

15 Jun 2019
Swinging Frames in St. Ulrich, South Tyrol

13 Jun 2019
Travel Without Program Álvaro Siza Exhibition in Sienna

10 Jun 2019
Valentinerhof #2 in Kastelruth, South Tyrol

1 Jun 2019
Zallinger Refuge in Saltria, South Tyrol

15 Apr 2019
PiaveFutur Social and Economic Sciences Campus, Padua
Design: David Chipperfield Architects Milan
PiaveFutur Campus Building in Padua
image Courtesy architecture office
Italian Architecture Design
Winners of International Design Competition organised by the University of Padua for the construction of the new campus of Social and Economic Sciences called PiaveFutura: architectural practices selected for the restricted procedure competition included Bak Gordon, Barozzi Veiga, Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos, and Foster & Partners, Sauerbruch Hutton.

2 Apr 2019
PRATIC 2 Headquarters, Udine, north east Italy
Design: GEA Gri e Zucchi Architettura srl
Pratic 2 HQ in Udine - Italian Architecture News
photograph : Javier Callejas

PRATIC 2 HQ in Udine
The productive and directional functions relate to the landscape without mimicry. The spaces are designed with the aim of establishing a constant relationship between interior and exterior. Thus Pratic becomes the landmark of the landscape.

1 Mar 2019
Alpago School Building, Belluno, Northern Italy
Design: LAD
Alpago School Building in Belluno
image from architecture office

New School Building in Northern Italy
A finalist in a recent design competition.

28 Feb 2019
Museum Quarter in Bolzano

18 Jan 2019
New Padova Stadium Building News

Progetto CMR concept design released for the new Calcio Padova stadium in Padua, Veneto, northern Italy.

The arena complex is a Sportium project, part of a redevelopment including the future sport citadel by Asci Architect’s Studio, and a retail park designed by IPT Project.

New Padova Stadium Building design in Italy
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The new stadium will take the place of the existing Euganeo stadium, providing the city of Padua with an innovative structure in line with the highest UEFA standards.

Nuovo Stadio Calcio Padova Italia
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The architectural concept includes water, which inspired the sinuous and flexible shapes of the landscape surrounding the stadium, and the traditional porticoes from this city, which are re-interpreted, creating a path around the installation that is totally permeable and accessible.

The structure of the stands is influenced by the Appiani stadium, a symbol of the city of Padova.

The new stadium, designed for a maximum capacity of 16,500 spectators, will also host complementary activities such as the team museum, shops and restaurants.

Progetto CMR recently designed the new Cagliari Calcio stadium building.

Italian Architecture News from 2018

8 Oct 2018
The Greenary: Building a House around a Tree, Parma, north-central Italy
Architects: CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati
The Greenary near Parma Northern Italy
image Courtesy architecture office

Building a House around a Tree
A renovated farmhouse designed around a 10-meter-high tree growing within the main living area. Stepped areas encircle the leafy branches up to the top. The project is the first step of CRA’s winning master plan for Mutti tomato company, which calls for a closer integration between nature and the built environment.

25 Sep 2018
The new Ferrari Centro Stile, Maranello, Northern Italy
Architects: Design International and Planning
The New Ferrari Centro Stile Italy
image Courtesy architecture office

Ferrari Centro Stile
The new Ferrari Centro Stile was unveiled to the world on 18 September 2018, coinciding with the launch of two new Ferrari car models produced in strictly limited edition: the Ferrari Monza Sp1 and Sp2.

11 May 2018
Facade of Basilica San Petronio – Wall as a Center, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, north-central Italy
Design: Inter-Esse Studio
Facade of Basilica San Petronio in Bologna
image © IES

Basilica San Petronio, Bologna
The unfinished façade of the Basilica San Petronio in Bologna is completed by people’s presence. Here, there is no mechanism of control. This wall becomes an object that is accessible to everyone to be animated and appreciated by the public.

29 Mar 2018
Trieste Airport, Trieste, northeast Italy
Architect: Lombardini22
Trieste Airport Italy
photo : Dario Tettamanzi

Trieste Airport Building
The relaunching of Trieste Airport is continuing through a working partnership with Lombardini22 and, in particular, with FUD, the Lombardini22 brand specialising in physical branding and communication design, which previously designed the airport’s coordinated visual communication system, including the departures area and the name change from Ronchi dei Legionari Airport to Trieste Airport.

27 Mar 2018
New Woodco Headquarter, Trento
Design: iarchitects
New Woodco Headquarter in Trento
photograph : Claudia Calegari

New Woodco Headquarter in Trento
iarchitects designed the new Woodco Heaquarter in Trento a company located in northern Italy realizing wooden floors. The client asked for new offices and workspaces, but also renewing the company’s image.

22 Mar 2018
Rosa Alpina Hotel SPA Penthouse, Dolomites, Northern Italy
Architects: Vudafieri-Saverino Partner
Rosa Alpina Hotel SPA Penthouse in the Dolomites
photograph : Alex Filz

Rosa Alpina Hotel SPA Penthouse
The Italian architectural studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners renews its collaboration with the Rosa Alpina Hotel SPA, a well-known symbol of Italian hospitality excellence. Located in the heart of the Dolomites, in the suggestive San Cassiano village in Alta Badia, the structure is one of The Leading Hotels of the World, boasting a three-star Michelin restaurant internally and an ample, recently-refurbished SPA area.

22 Feb 2018
ELAV Kitchen & Beer, Bergamo
Architects: Francesca Perani architetta / Marg Studio Annalisa Grasselli – Matteo Rota
Elav Kitchen Beer in Bergamo
photograph : Francesca Perani

ELAV Kitchen & Beer
Beer, eatery and design in one of the most characteristic streets in Bergamo’s old upper town. Independent brewery ELAV, original, home grown business renowned locally and throughout Europe for its product research and care, unveils a new design concept combining exclusive food and craft beer.

Jan 10, 2018
Messner Mountain Museum Corones, Mount Kronplatz, South Tyrol, northern Italy
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Messner Mountain Museum
photograph © Inexhibit

Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Famous Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner built the Messner Mountain Museum Corones on top of the Kronplatz mountain (2,275 m) in South Tyrol, Italy.

Italian Architecture News from 2017

28 Dec 2017
Domenico Raimondi Installation, Piazza San Michele, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Design: Domenico Raimondi thesignLab
Domenico Raimondi Installation, Piazza San Michele, Lucca
photos : thesignlab, Claudio Tosi, Chiara Santi, Stefania Baldacci

Domenico Raimondi Installation
The installation of Domenico Raimondi in Piazza San Michele is a contemporary nativity entirely covered with mirrors. For the fifth consecutive year the association “Andare oltre si può” (Going beyond it’s possibile) illuminate the Christmas of the city of Lucca with lights and colors, inviting the citizens, and the tourists who will visit the city, to a moment of reflection.

22 Dec 2017
Hotel Valentinerhof Building, Kastelruth
Design: noa*
Hotel Valentinerhof Building
photo from architect

Hotel Valentinerhof Building

21 Dec 2017
South Tyrol House, Kaltern an der Weinstraße (Caldaro) South Tyrol, northern Italy
Design: feld72, architects
Family Home in South Tyrol by feld72
photo : David Schreyer

South Tyrol Family Home

22 Nov 2017
Réglette, Cuneo, Piedmont, north west Italy
Design: atelier qbe3, Architects
Réglette work space Cuneo Piemonte interior design
photo : Fabrizio Scarpi

Réglette Work Space Cuneo, Piemonte
A fun, dynamic and elegant work space: these were the Client’s requests for his new accounting firm. The architectural concept comes from the idea to fill the entire space with numbers, because those are calculation’s basis, the central tool of the study’s work.

9 Nov 2017
Dynamic Seismic Hotel, Napoli, Southern Italy
Design: Margot Krasojević Architects
Dynamic Seismic Hotel
image Courtesy architecture office

Dynamic Seismic Hotel in Napoli

26 Sep 2017
Cittadella Bridge, Alessandria, Piedmont, North West Italy – near Genoa
Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
Cittadella Bridge
Bridge Photography Credit: Hufton+Crow ; Model Photography Credit: ESTO

Cittadella Bridge in Alessandria
Richard Meier & Partners has completed its first pedestrian and vehicular bridge. With a surface area of approximately 4,150 meters and a length of 185 meters, the new Cittadella Bridge is a precast-concrete and painted-steel modern structure designed to connect the city of Alessandria, Italy with the 18th-century citadel across the Tanaro River in northwestern Italy.

30 Aug 2017
Black Eagle Residential House, Selva of Val Gardena, The Dolomites, Northern Italy
Design: Perathoner Architects
Black Eagle Residential House in Dolomites
photo : Arik Oberrauch

Black Eagle Residential House

3 Aug 2017
Reale Group office building, Turin, North West Italy
Design: Iotti + Pavarani Architetti Artecna
Reale Group Office Building
photography : Fernando Guerra | FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura

Reale Group Building in Turin

26 Jul 2017
Penthouse Interior, Cesena
Architects: tissellistudioarchitetti
Penthouse Interior in Cesena
photography : Cinzia Mondello

Penthouse in Cesena

22 Jul 2017
Luxury Seaside Properties in Italy, Liguria / Tuscany, west coast of Italy
Luxury villa in Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany, Italy
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Luxury Seaside Villas in Italy

21 Jul 2017
New Terminal Building of the Marco Polo Airport
Design: One Works + SAVE Engineering
Marco Polo Airport Venice New Terminal Building |
photo courtesy of architects

New Terminal Building of the Marco Polo Airport in Venice
One Works has completed Phase 1 of a major development plan for Marco Polo Airport, with expansive new facilities carefully integrated into the existing fabric of the airport.

7 Jul 2017
vc1 Residential Complex, Cesena
Architects: tissellistudioarchitetti
vc1 Residential Complex
photo : tissellistudioarchitetti

Residential Building in Cesena

4 Jul 2017
SD Residential Complex, Cesena
Architects: tissellistudioarchitetti
SD Residential Complex
photo : tissellistudioarchitetti

SD Residential Complex Cesena

30 Jun 2017
New Centre to assist Community After October 30th 2016 Earthquake, Perugia, central Italy
Design: Stefano Boeri Architetti
Multifunctional Centre for Norcia, Perugia
photo : Giovanni Nardie

Multifunctional Centre for Norcia, Perugia
The opening ceremony took place today in Norcia of the first Pavilion, part of the Multifunctional Centre for the Norcia’s territory cultural and economical promotion. The building was designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti with funds raised by Un Aiuto Subito – sponsored by Corriere della Sera and TG La7.

29 Jun 2017
Villas CH-O ans CH-S , Torre Squadrata, Todi
Design: LAD
Villas CH-O and CH-S
image Courtesy architecture office

Container Villas Near Todi

26 Jun 2017
Earth sheltered boutique resort, near Monte Rufeno, Tuscany, central Italy
Architects: 70F architecture
Le Ville di Trevinano Boutique Resort in Italy |
image Courtesy architecture office

Boutique Resort in Italy

20 Jun 2017
Buda House, Cesena
Architects: tissellistudioarchitetti
Buda House
photograph : Filippo Tisselli

Buda House in Cesena

7 Jun 2017
Afragola Station, Napoli, southern Italy
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Afragola Station in Napoli
photograph : Jacopo Splimbergo

Afragola Station in Napoli
The first phase of Napoli Afragola Station – the new gateway to the south of Italy – has been inaugurated by prime minister Paolo Gentiloni. The new rail station at Napoli Afragola is designed as one of southern Italy’s key interchange stations serving four high speed intercity lines, three inter-regional lines and a local commuter line.

29 May 2017
Tritalo Hamburger Restaurant, Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy
Design: Studio DiDeA Architetti Associati
Tritalo Restaurant
photograph : Studio DiDeA Architetti Associati

Tritalo Restaurant in Palermo
The architects have converted a small former clothes shop – 38 square meters – making it special by the unveiling, during the refurbishment works, of some frescoes dating back to the late Nineteenth Century.

1 May 2017
Apfelhotel Torgglerhof, Saltaus, Passiria Valley, Italy – Italian Accommodation in the Alps
Design: noa*
Apfelhotel Torgglerhof
image Courtesy architecture office

Apfelhotel Torgglerhof Saltaus

19 Mar 2017
Tuscan Architectural Award – ‘Premio Architettura Toscana’
Tuscan Architectural Award
This Architectural Award is organised by the Regional Council for Tuscany, Florence and Pisa Orders of Architects and the National Building Contractors’ Association (ANCE) to promote architectural excellence and its culture.
A special section will be dedicated to opera prima work presented by young architects.

15 Mar 2017
San Giovanni Battista di Castenaso, Castenaso, Bologna, north-central Italy
Design: Gian Franco Giovannini / Roberto Tranquilli
San Giovanni Boattista di Castenas
image Courtesy architecture office

San Giovanni Boattista di Castenas, Chiesa di Bologna
A new church complex in the parish of San Giovanni Battista di Castenaso, in the province of Bologna. The recently built religious centre serves a community of 15,000 inhabitants that has seen steady urban and demographic growth for more than 40 years.

15 Mar 2017
Complesso Parrocchiale S Paolo, Foligno, Umbria
Design: Massimiliano Fuksas, Doriana Fuksas / Massimiliano Fuksas Architecture
San Paolo Parish Complex Foligno
photograph : Moreno Maggi

San Paolo Parish Complex of Foligno Building

23 Mar 2017
House A236, Palermo, Sicily, Southern Italy
Architects: studio DiDeA
House A236
photograph © Studio Didea

House A236 in Palermo

14 Feb 2017
New Banca di Credito Cooperativo Auditorium, San Cataldo, Sicily
New Banca di Credito Cooperativo Auditorium
photograph : Filippo Romano

New Auditorium in San Cataldo
The new Auditorium of the Banca di Credito Cooperativo (B.C.C.) “G. Toniolo” in San Cataldo born from the client’s desire to create a public space for cultural events open to the public and for hosting business private meetings. Then, a space for the residents to meet and share new cultural opportunities, and for the bank activities.

13 Feb 2017
Oberholz Mountain Hut, Obereggen, South Tyrol
Design: Peter Pichler Architecture in collaboration with Arch. Pavol Mikolajcak
Oberholz Mountain Hut
photograph : Oskar Dariz, Jens Rüßmann

Oberholz Mountain Hut in Tyrol
Peter Pichler Architecture, in collaboration with Arch. Pavol Mikolajcak, won a competition to design a new mountain hut at 2.000m in the Italian Dolomites in 2015. The new hut contains a restaurant and is located next to the cable station Oberholz in Obereggen with direct connection to the ski slope.

27 Jan 2017
Pinedo Stealth, San Marino
Design: John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK Architects)
Pinedo Stealth in San Marino
photograph : Benny Chan

Pinedo Stealth in San Marino
Family Compound: Comprised of three new architectural elements, this project by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) is located in the backyard of a typical Mediterranean house in San Marino, a city well known for mandating traditional styles for all structures visible from the public domain. To alleviate the city’s stylistic monotony, the design utilizes contemporary forms that are sculptural, dynamic, and bold – but that still “fit in.”

27 Jan 2017
Punibach Hydroelectric Power Station, Planeiler Alm, South Tyrol, northern Italy
Design: monovolume, architecture+design
Punibach Hydroelectric Power Station
image Courtesy architecture office

Punibach Hydroelectric Power Station in Tyrol
The Punibach hydroelectric power station is conceived as a fracture in the landscape. Harmonically integrated in its surroundings, it suddenly brakes it open and reveals the machines in its interiors, which serve to transform natural powers into useful energy.

25 Jan 2017
Winery in Chianti, central Tuscany, central Italy
Architects: IB Studio
Winery in Chianti
image Courtesy architecture office

Winery in Chianti
In 2009, IB Studio began to develop for a private client a project of a new building in one of the most dramatic Italian landscapes. After more than six years, IB studio finally obtained all the permits to build it.

Italian Architecture News from 2016

7 Dec 2016
VCS – Unesco Visitor Center Sexten, Sesto, Dolomites, South Tyrol, northern Italy
Design: AllesWirdGut
VCS - Unesco Visitor Center Sesto
visualitzation © Riviera Morettie

VCS Unesco Visitor Center Sesto
Three edgy structures provide the new iconic entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites. Fanning out along the southern edge of the square, the three volumes frame the square space and, together with the existing buildings (congress center, skiing school, tourist information, and cable railways), add to the new alpine sports center.

10 Oct 2016
Parco Centrale Prato
Design: OBR Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi with Michel Desvigne Paysagiste
Parco Centrale Prato
image from architect

Tuscan Architecture Competition
OBR Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi with Michel Desvigne Paysagiste wins first prize in the international competition to design the new Parco Centrale (Central Park) in Prato, Italy.

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