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Virtuoso chefs and culture leaders, Italians have long been revered for their passion and creative excellence that extends to their built environment. As a relatively recently unified nation, there is a myriad of architecture — both historical and contemporary — waiting to be explored and differing largely from region to region. Whether touring the ancient aqueducts and temples in Rome, marveling over the Renaissance feats in Florence, or discovering the Byzantine and Islamic influence in Sicily, the country certainly requires multiple visits just to scratch the surface of architectural riches. And for the admirers of pious architecture, Italy has its fair share of basilicas and churches that date back to the reign of Constantine the Great.
In the contemporary context, the Italian built environment took on a new identity after the fall of Fascism. Eager to break from Fascist architecture, the nation’s architects began to redefine modernist architecture void of Rationalism. Whether it be a winery built inside a Sasso (home dug inside a rock formation), a total revitalization of a Napolitan subway station, or a monolithic church nestled in the Calabrian mountains, marveling over Italian’s contemporary landscape is almost as easy as it is savoring its delicious cuisine. Just like Brunelleschi, the Italian architects of today uphold the title of capomaestri (master builders) and continue to erect a noteworthy built environment that influences global architectural trends.
With so many architecture firms to choose from, it’s challenging for clients to identify the industry leaders that will be an ideal fit for their project needs. Fortunately, Architizer is able to provide guidance on the top design firms in Italy based on more than a decade of data and industry knowledge.
How are these architecture firms ranked?
The following ranking has been created according to key statistics that demonstrate each firm’s level of architectural excellence. The following metrics have been accumulated to establish each architecture firm’s ranking, in order of priority:
- The number of A+Awards won (2013 to 2024)
- The number of A+Awards finalists (2013 to 2024)
- The number of projects selected as “Project of the Day” (2009 to 2024)
- The number of projects selected as “Featured Project” (2009 to 2024)
- The number of projects uploaded to Architizer (2009 to 2024)
Each of these metrics is explained in more detail at the foot of this article. This ranking list will be updated annually, taking into account new achievements of Italy architecture firms throughout the year.
Without further ado, here are the 30 best architecture firms in Italy:
30. OFL Architecture
OFL Architecture is an office founded in 2009 by Francesco Lipari and Vanessa Todaro, that operates between Rome and Sicily. OFL Architecture is an interdisciplinary architectural practice focused on emergent design processes through a design methodology that integrates architecture with other disciplines, redefining the relationship of the significant modern city and its current urban conditions.
Some of OFL Architecture’s most prominent projects include:
- St Horto, Rome, Italy
- Wunderbugs, Rome, Italy
- Zighizaghi, Favara, Italy
- Nuovo Palazzo della Provincia di Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
- New Columbarium, Campofranco, Italy
The following statistics helped OFL Architecture achieve 30th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
29. Studio Bressan
Studio Bressan is an architectural firm based in Treviso (Italy). It develops project in different scales, from the architectural and urban planning to interior design in Italy and abroad.
Some of Studio Bressan’s most prominent projects include:
- The Congress and Exhibition Center, Agordo, Italy
- Green Village, Padua, Veneto, Italy
- Sea House, Croatia
- Portello Colmarion conservative restoration, Asolo, Italy
The following statistics helped Studio Bressan achieve 29th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
28. CN10 Architetti
CN10 architects was founded in 2004 by Gianluca Gelmini. The study deals with architectural planning and recovery of historical heritage at different scales of intervention. Over the years the firm has participated in national and international competitions winning prizes and awards.
Any action inevitably causes changes, every new building as well as any recovery intervention involves a transformation more or less radical of the territory. Only by being aware of these conditions do architecture, it is possible to act with the utmost respect for a given environment. It is an attitude supported by a certain autonomy from the possible constraints imposed by the location and history, a position that asserts the secularity of architectural design.
Some of CN10 Architetti’s most prominent projects include:
- Parish Center, Carvico, Italy
- CN10 studio, Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy
- Torre del Borgo, Villa d’Adda, Italy
- Former Monastery of San Giuliano, Bonate Sotto, Italy
- Cemetery pavilion, Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy
The following statistics helped CN10 Architetti achieve 28th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
duearchitetti is an architectural practice based in Varese, Italy. We take a humanistic approach to our design. The focus is first on the person and his needs, then on the place in which the building fits and the environment where we are going to operate. The knowledge of the place is further deepened by the research of its history.
Person, place, history are thus spheres that intersect with each other and give us a first reading of the project. It is then the sensitivity of the designer who has to manage them by intervening in the emotional sphere and the dynamics of relationships between the parts.
Some of duearchitetti’s most prominent projects include:
- La casa di Andrea, Varese, Italy
- La casa di Simona e Carlo, Varese, Italy
- La cappella. Arialdo, Varese, Italy
- La casa di Chiara e Stefano , Varese, Italy
- casa A.G., Varese, Italy
The following statistics helped duearchitetti achieve 27th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
The studio Cino Zucchi Architetti is constantly searching spatial solutions for contemporary life in the delicate and rapidly changing context of the European landscape. Its goal is to conjugate innovation and research with a professional completeness able to respond to complex programs at any scale, employing when needed a well-established net of specialized consultants (structures, plants, traffic, economy, landscape, graphics and light design).
Some of Cino Zucchi Architetti’s most prominent projects include:
- Salewa Spa Headquarters, Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
- Ravenna Harbour Apartment Building, Ravenna, Italy
- National Automobile Museum in Turin
- Christ Resurrection Church
- Bistrot Lavazza, Turin, Italy
The following statistics helped Cino Zucchi Architetti achieve 26th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
25. 3ndy Studio
Our activity is not only a work, but a real passion. Our purpose is to live the architecture as a mission, but also as an entertainment. According to our philosophy every project, whatever its size was, is imaged first of all as a work of art. What is architecture Vitruvio said that architecture “nascitur ex fabrica et ratiocinatione” (“is born out of the material structure and reason”). Moreover it must not be overlooked the ethical dimension that gives architecture proper life and a sense.
3ndy Studio designs a conscious architecture to everyone, in order to convey a positive and democratic message. Our projects are based on some fixed and essential points: the respect for the environment, for the society and for the future generations.
Some of 3ndy Studio’s most prominent projects include:
- FAEDA, Montorso Vicentino, Italy
- RENOVATION – CASONE AZZURRO AND NEW PAVILION , Arzergrande, Italy
- PALAZZO DI VIGONOVO “CAMPIELLO”, Vigonovo, Italy
- STEEL HOUSE, Fossò, Italy
- RED STONE HOUSE, Campolongo Maggiore, Italy
The following statistics helped 3ndy Studio achieve 25th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
The top priority of this firm of architects is the creation of high-quality architecture that combines modern construction technology and timeless elegance. For us, good architecture implies the harmonious integration of individually designed buildings into a given context. A condition for this is that a building respects the characteristics of the particular location and is thus able to communicate with it. This is, on the one hand, achieved by a restricted design vocabulary as well as the intelligent combination of selected materials on the other. The decisions taken must however always be questioned, reassessed and, if necessary, modified during the entire development process of a building in order to achieve optimal results in all aspects.
Some of Perathoner Architects’s most prominent projects include:
- Black Eagle, Selva di Val Gardena, Italy
- Il frantoio, Italy
- Cultural Center Tubla Da Nives, Selva di Val Gardena, Italy
- Villa A, Selva di Val Gardena, Italy
- Hotel Genziana, Ortisei, Italy
The following statistics helped Perathoner Architects achieve 24th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
Es-arch is an architecture studio located in Giussano, Italy. Its work is mostly centered around residential architecture.
Some of Es-arch’s most prominent projects include:
- Casa Up, Madesimo, Italy
- Casa YM, Rapallo, Italy
- Casa C, Madesimo, Italy
- Wardrobe in the Landscape, Madesimo, Italy
- Consalez Rossi – Enrico Scaramellini Casa FM, Madesimo, Italy
The following statistics helped Es-arch achieve 23rd place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
The collaboration between the architects Elisa Burnazzi and Davide Feltrin was born in 2001, on the occasion of their honorary degree examination in Architecture at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice (I.U.A.V.), with the dissertation “INTEGRATING MARGINS. A City Park and a Purification Plant in Mantova”.
Architects Burnazzi and Feltrin usually work in the design and planning field applied to a wide range, from the single object up to landscape, and to several sectors, such as the residential, the museum, the commercial and the tertiary. Since 2004, they have both been Expert Designers Casa Clima, certified by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano; they constantly apply to their projects the high energy saving and environment sustainable criteria. Their planning design produces architectural projects able to connect and interact utility and emotion, spatiality and sociality.
Some of Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti’s most prominent projects include:
- GI multi-family housing, Ischia, Italy
- MP apartment, Valcanover, Italy
- PF single family house, Pergine Valsugana, Italy
- Multi-aged community centre, Poggio Picenze, Italy
- CS apartment, Trento, Italy
The following statistics helped Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti achieve 22nd place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
21. studio raro
Based in Trento, studio Raro was established in 2004 by Roberta di Filippo and Roberto Salvischiani, and deals with architecture and visual communication, winning awards and acknowledgements in both fields.
The invaluable experience acquired over the years through the on-site direction of numerous construction projects, stable collaborations with professional figures in various fields, attendance of update courses on sustainability and communication and of course the simple passion and attention to detail, has allowed the Studio to tackle, in a complete, competent and professional way, a wide range of small to large-scale projects.
Some of studio raro’s most prominent projects include:
- Casa MF, Trento, Italy
- Agritur “La Dolce Mela”, casa dell’agricoltore, Ciago, Italy
- Agritourism , Vezzano, Italy
- Casa RR, Trento, Italy
- Agritur “La Dolce Mela”, ampliamento, Ciago, Italy
The following statistics helped studio raro achieve 21st place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
Based in Milan with offices in Shanghai and Tirana, since 1993 Stefano Boeri Architetti has been dedicated to research and practice mainly in architecture and urban planning, but also in the fields of interior design and culture. With a constant focus on the geopolitical and environmental implications of urban phenomena, the studio develops architectural and regeneration projects in complex environments and on different continents, promoting and strengthening synergies between all the different public and private players involved in development.
Some of Stefano Boeri Architetti’s most prominent projects include:
- Ca’ delle Alzaie, Treviso, Italy
- Ex Arsenale de La Maddalena
- MILAN RESIDENCE COMPETITION BY GENERALI – Residenze Milano
- TAIPEI POP MUSIC CENTRE, Taipei, Taiwan
- Nanjing Vertical Forest, Nanjing, China
The following statistics helped Stefano Boeri Architetti achieve 20th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
19. MASK Architects
MASK Architects is young an international architecture and design firm was established in Sardinia, Italy and Istanbul by Turkish architect and architectural designer Öznur Pınar Çer and Italian luxury industrial designer Danilo Petta in 2014. The studio specializes in the fields of priority public and cultural projects, workspaces, mix-use projects, luxury industrial design, medical design equipment and health, education, living space, yacht and watch design as well as production and master planning sectors across the world.
Some of MASK Architects’s most prominent projects include:
- “The artificial breathing palm modular structure system”, ” Oasys + System”, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Seoul Art and Photographic Museum, Seoul, South Korea
- “Villa G01” New Generation Luxury Villa, Porto Rotondo, Italy
- Exosteel “Mother Nature” Modular Prefabricated Houses, Orani, Italy
- The Flower Clouds I Zhengzhou Metro Line-7 Stations, China
The following statistics helped MASK Architects achieve 19th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel is an international collective with the aim of nurturing shared well-being through unique, high-profile architectural solutions worldwide. Founded in 2000 by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, the studio is currently enhanced by the creativity of more than 160 professionals and the leadership of 10 partners.
From urban planning to residential and mixed-use developments, from corporate campuses to public buildings and hotels, each ACPV ARCHITECTS project embodies a new vision where nature and the noblest human aspirations can find new centrality. Recent projects include luxury hotels in Europe, China, and the Middle East, NOVE — an office building in Munich (Germany) — Arte, a residential condominium in Miami (US), Nexxt–Fastweb’s new HQ in Milan, and La Bella Vita high-rise in Taichung (Taiwan).
Some of ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel’s most prominent projects include:
- Symbiosis | Building D, Milan, Italy
- Technogym Village, Cesena, Italy
- Salaino 10, Milan, Italy
- EXPO 2015, Milan, Italy
- La Bella Vita, Taichung City, Taiwan
The following statistics helped ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel achieve 18th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
17. Plasma Studio
The term Plasma comes from classic Greek and means modeling, form, fabric, imagination, fiction. In physics the plasma state — the fourth state of matter — describes a unique condition of matter arising at a complex overlay of external forces. Plasma, a charged field of particles, conducts energy. Folding space into space, Plasma draw landscapes into buildings, streets into façades, inside to outside. Transformative tectonics set spaces, planes and bodies into unforeseen relationships that challenge conventional topographies and spatial codes. While the angular and complex qualities of their forms might superficially affiliate them with ‘computer-generated’ architecture, decision-making is never relinquished to the computer.
Some of Plasma Studio’s most prominent projects include:
- Appropriate_Bistro Bergsteiger, Sexten, Italy
- Dolomitenblick, Sesto, Italy
- Creativity Pavilion_Xi’an Expo’, Xian Shi, China
- Strata Hotel
- Cube Haus, Sexten, Italy
The following statistics helped Plasma Studio achieve 17th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
Established in 1999 by Stefano Gri and Piero Zucchi, GEZA Architettura is a multi-disciplinary architecture studio that focuses on the perfect balance between ideas, beauty and functionality.
Some of GEZA Architettura’s most prominent projects include:
- Furla Headquarters & Production Complex, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
- PRATIC 2.0, Fagagna, Italy
- FP Private house, Codroipo, Italy
- FABER Headquarters, Cividale di Friuli, Italy
- PRATIC Headquarters and Production Complex, Fagagna, Italy
The following statistics helped GEZA Architettura achieve 16th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
The Caprioglio Associates Architecture Firm was founded in 1999 as natural prosecution, progress and unification of the offices of Veneto and Friuli. Giovanni Caprioglio and son Filippo Caprioglio have created a practice that extends not only on the national territory, but also internationally and industrially. The values that the study promotes are those of the advanced culture of the project, above all for its attention to the real requirements of the client and of the historical and physical atmosphere in which it becomes part.
Some of Caprioglio Architects’s most prominent projects include:
- Home P+E+3, Padua, Veneto, Italy
- Private house in the foothills, Treviso, Veneto, Italy
- Casin di Palazzo Lezze, Venice, Italy
- Nic Playroom Apartment, Mogliano Veneto, Italy
- Home F+T+3, Mogliano Veneto, Italy
The following statistics helped Caprioglio Architects achieve 15th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
Matteo Thun & Partners is an architecture and design studio, headed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez with headquarters in Milan, Italy and a subsidiary in Munich, Germany. The studio’s designs are inspired by timeless simplicity and centered on the human scale. Founded in 1984, the company is operating internationally in the hospitality, healthcare, residential, offices and retail sectors and product design. Encompassing a team of 70 interdisciplinary architects, interior, product and graphic designers, Matteo Thun & Partners works from micro to macro scales with a focus on the management of highly complex projects. The work prioritizes aesthetic durability, technological longevity and the future lifespan of buildings and products.
Some of Matteo Thun & Partners’s most prominent projects include:
- Waldkliniken Eisenberg, Germany
- Winery Guest House, Kirchenweg, Longuich, Germany
- Mountain Residence Tower, Tamsweg, Austria
- Biomass Power Plant, Tübingen, Germany
- Hugo Boss Headquarters, Coldrerio, Switzerland
The following statistics helped Matteo Thun & Partners achieve 14th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
13. Archiplan Studio
Archiplanstudio has been carrying out research activities related to architectural design for years, investigating relationships with the context. Architectures are translated into gestures and punctual interventions, which search in their own construction, the reasons of belonging to places, appropriateness and spirituality.
Some of Archiplan Studio’s most prominent projects include:
- Appartamento AL, Mantua, Italy
- Private Residence, Sarginesco, Italy
- Pozzolo, Italy
- Ristorante Lacucina, Mantua, Italy
- Percoreso Paesaggistico Culturale, Virgilio, Italy
The following statistics helped Archiplan Studio achieve 13th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
The collective is founded in 2013 by David and Verena Messner, brother and sister. The studio is located at 1,200 m.a.s.l. near Bozen / Bolzano in Northern Italy inside their father’s workshop. The practice is working on a contemporary approach in many scales, ranging from housing and functional buildings to furniture-design up to landscape projects. The primary aim of developing user- and site-specific concepts is to think and build high quality architecture. A largely regional context defines the studio’s field of action characterizing the architects’ view on the delicate relationship of built and grown. The critical look at something given and the use of trans-disciplinary strategies lead to a creative dialogue between architecture, landscape, art and design.
Some of Messner Architects’s most prominent projects include:
- WORKSHOP RENOVATION, Collalbo, Italy
- BELLA VISTA I _Dolomites UNESCO Viewpoint Monte Specie, Dobbiaco, Italy
- GROCERY STORE, Collalbo, Italy
- JURI 2.1 – Stage design, Renon, Italy
- CASA PLONER, Collalbo, Italy
The following statistics helped Messner Architects achieve 12th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
Founded in 1992 MCA – Mario Cucinella Architects is based in Bologna and Milan and is made up of over 100 professionals. MCA specializes in architectural design that integrates environmental and energy strategies. The firm has carried out projects in Europe, China, North and Central Africa, the Middle East and South America. Among the most important are the New Surgical and Urgency Pole of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan; the Santa Maria Goretti Church in Mornanno; One Airport Square, Accra, (Ghana); the ‘La Balena’ nursery school in Guastalla; the ARPAE headquarters for the regional agency for prevention, environment and energy, in Ferrara; the Sino-Italian Ecological and Energy Efficient Building, in Beijing (China).
Some of Mario Cucinella Architects’s most prominent projects include:
- Santa Maria Goretti Church, Mormanno, Italy
- Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies, Ningbo, China
- Kindergarten in Guastalla (RE) – Italy, Italy
- One Airport Square, Accra, Ghana
- Casa della Musica, Bologna, Italy
The following statistics helped Mario Cucinella Architects achieve 11th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
“We consider architecture as a developing process, a challenge of the task, a never-ending thinking process. Problems are seen as an opportunity whose aim is to go far beyond the originally assigned and to let new possibilities evolve”. Projects are seen as a positive tension between builders and architects allowing an informal access to space, material and colors. Our architecture is often experienced as simple.
Simplicity — at its first encounter — mostly gives the deep-rooted impression of having always existed: being part of the world, working with its forces not against them. It is the goal of our architecture to find these synergies.
Some of bergmeisterwolf architekten’s most prominent projects include:
- In the Rock – Fire Brigade Magreid, Bolzano, Italy
- In the Center – Hotel Pupp
- Block of Wood, Lajen, Italy
- Farmstead B, Sterzing, Italy
- Winery Schreckbichl, Girlan, Italy
The following statistics helped bergmeisterwolf architekten achieve 10th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
Didon Comacchio Architects is a Rosà-based design firm that operates in different scales with a disposition toward material and sensory experimentation. Context, emotion and origin are heavily explored in the firm’s work.
Some of Didonè Comacchio Architects’s most prominent projects include:
- house PB, Rosà, Italy
- Interior DM, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
- interior SS, Nove, Italy
- Interior DR, Rosà, Italy
- Depandance DCA, Rosà, Italy
The following statistics helped Didonè Comacchio Architects achieve 9th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
The architectural studio Roland Baldi is active in architecture and urban planning, but also covers the fields of interior and landscape architecture as well as design. The projects — for the most part following successfully entered competitions – span over a large variety of different architecture manifestations including industrial and commercial buildings, residential buildings, urban planning, infrastructure, buildings for educational purposes and a variety of other studies up to furniture design.
They have been built for private and business contractors in industrial areas, historical city centers, residential areas or even in the high mountains. Some of the most important projects of the office have been the “Masterplan Zone Rosenbach” (former Mignone barracks) in Bolzano, the industrial park Syncom in Bressanone, the University in Brunico, the district heating plant in Chiusa, the mountain railway “Merano 2000” and the TechnoAlpin headquarter in Bolzano.
Some of Roland Baldi Architects’s most prominent projects include:
- The new lunch room of “Ex-GIL”, Bolzano, Italy
- House Lemayr, Bolzano, Italy
- Cultural Center Rosenbach, Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
- Angela Nikoletti Square, Bolzano, Italy
- Fire Station Fleres, Pflersch, Bozen, Italy
The following statistics helped Roland Baldi Architects achieve 8th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
CRA is an Architecture and Design Firm with a special focus on the synergies between sustainability and digital technologies. With offices based in Turin and New York, the firm engages in small and large-scale interventions ranging from furniture to urban planning.
Some of Carlo Ratti Associati’s most prominent projects include:
- The Greenary, Parma, Italy
- CURA, Turin, Piedmont, Italy
- CapitaSpring, Singapore
- The Circular Garden, Milan, Italy
- A Garden With Four Seasons, Milan, Italy
The following statistics helped Carlo Ratti Associati achieve 7th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
monovolume architecture + design is a South Tyrolean architecture and design firm. The two founders Patrik Pedó and Jury Pobitzer met during their studies at the university of Innsbruck and in 2003 founded monovolume architecture + design, which today realizes both refurbishments as well as new constructions. Its portfolio includes conceptual studies, architectural and design projects, constructions´ planning and supervision, project management, visualization 3D and virtual reality as well as urban planning and masterplans. In addition to architectural projects, exhibition and product design are the core fields of the office’s activity. At the heart of monovolume architecture + design is a young, interdisciplinary and international team of 15 creatives: architects, industrial designers, 3D artists and graphic designers.
Some of monovolume architecture + design’s most prominent projects include:
- Dr. Schär, Italy
- House M Meran, Meran, Italy
- House M2, Bolzano, Italy
- Rotho Blaas srl, Etschstraße, Neumarkt, Italy
- Hans Klotz, Bolzano, Italy
The following statistics helped monovolume architecture + design achieve 6th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
C+S is and architectural office based in Italy. The office works internationally in the different fields of architecture: masterplans, full architecture services, interior design both for the private and the public sectors. The office is following about thirty current projects all over the world.C+S won many important international competitions for public and private buildings: Cinema Festival Palace in Venice, Policlinic Hospital in Milan, Tenova headquarters in Verese, housing complex in Japan, university students’ housing in Murano (Venice) and law court of Venice which are in the construction phase.
Some of C+S ARCHITECTS’s most prominent projects include:
- Chiarano Primary School, Chiarano, Italy
- LCV. Law-Court offices in Venice, Venice, Italy
- WFP. Water Filtration Plant, Venice, Italy
- NSC. Nursery School Covolo
- PPS. Ponzano Primary School
The following statistics helped C+S ARCHITECTS achieve 5th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
MIDE Architects is an architectural firm that specializes in different areas: urban, architectural, and interior design, with particular interest in the simplicity of lines and volumes, extreme attention to detail, and finishes and choice of materials that characterize the design approach. The suggestions that inspire architectural production arise from the analysis of the functional needs of the client and the emotional reading of the place; the project is given the role of response to the vocation of the site of action, where the typical features are reinterpreted and translated into new architectural solutions. The firm’s work is distinguished by a particular attention to issues of environmental sustainability and energy consumption, thanks to many qualified specialists.
Some of MIDE architetti’s most prominent projects include:
- Temporary School Gymnasium, Massa Finalese, Italy
- 028_HOUSE, Abano Terme, Italy
- 037_Country House Renovation, Lucca, Italy
- 081_AGOSTINI SHOES manufacturing plant, Padua, Veneto, Italy
- 015_Detached house on the Riviera Del Brenta, Fiesso, Italy
The following statistics helped MIDE architetti achieve 4th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
Peter Pichler Architecture is an award-winning laboratory for architecture based in Milan. We are a young, dynamic and experimental team dedicated to developing an innovative and contemporary approach to architecture. Understanding tradition is the key to radical evolution. Hence, we incorporate close familiarity with local culture and respect for the natural environment into every single project. This credo builds our studio’s foundations and reflects the way we work.
Some of Peter Pichler Architecture’s most prominent projects include:
- Kastelaz Hof, Tramin an der Weinstraße, Italy
- Hotel Milla Montis, Maranza, Italy
- Mirror Houses, Bolzano, Italy
- Oberholz Mountain Hut, Obereggen, Italy
- Hotel Schgaguler, Kastelruth, Italy
- Top image: Future Space Pavilion, Milan, Italy
The following statistics helped Peter Pichler Architecture achieve 3rd place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
Renzo Piano was born in Genoa in 1937 into a family of builders.He developed strong attachments with this historic city and port and with his father’s profession. While studying at Politecnico of Milan University, he worked in the office of Frano Albini. After graduation in 1964, he started experimenting with light, mobile, temporary structures.Between 1965 and 1970, he went on a number of trips to discover Great Britain and the United States.In 1971, he set up the “Piano & Rogers” office in London together with Richard Rogers, with whom he won the competition for the Centre Pompidou. He subsequently moved to Paris.From the early 1970’s to the 1990’s, he worked with the engineer Peter Rice, sharing the Atelier Piano and Rice from 1977-1981.In 1981, the “Renzo Piano Building Workshop’ was established, with 150 staff and offices in Paris, Genoa, and New York.
Some of Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s most prominent projects include:
- Krause Gateway Center, Des Moines, Iowa
- Valletta City Gate, Valletta, Malta
- Centro Botín, Calle Pedrueca, Santander, Spain
- Lenfest Center for the Arts, New York, New York
- California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California
The following statistics helped Renzo Piano Building Workshop achieve 2nd place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
NOA is a collective of architects and interior designers founded in 2011 by Stefan Rier and Lukas Rungger. Through its ten years of experience, the studio has established itself as an industry standard for hospitality architecture and design, with completed projects scattered across the Alps and new concepts being put into motion in the Netherlands, Croatia, USA, and the Caribbean.
Following an always curious and never conventional approach, NOA has expanded its portfolio over the past years with the creation of novel architectural typologies. These include the Ötzi Peak viewing platform on the Val Senales glacier, the Transsensorial Gateway sound installation for INTERNI Creative Connections 2021, and the competition proposal for the new European Library in Milan. NOA has been published in magazines and on digital platforms of international prominence.
Some of NOA’s most prominent projects include:
- Hub of Huts, Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy
- Zallinger, Alpe Di Siusi, Italy
- Mohrlife: The theatrical spa, Lermoos, Austria
- Ötzi Peak 3251m: Reaching the peak, South Tyrol, Italy
The following statistics helped NOA achieve 1st place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Italy:
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