Riva del Garda Congress Centre expansion is about to restart

11 years have already passed since the winning of international competition and the expansion project of Riva del Garda Congress centre, designed by Piuarch, is about to restart. Last June, the call for tenders for the assignment of the construction works was finally launched and the new project will bring new opportunities in terms of relationship with the landscape and the town’s historical center. The extension is conceived as a sequence of new public spaces, highlighted by the scenic tower and by the roof, characterized by sloping surfaces that offer a new dynamic three-dimensional image to the complex.

Cultural
2018, july
Riva del Garda, Italy


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Designed by Piuarch, the Collegio di Milano is now almost completed

After a long design process started in 2007, the extension of the Collegio di Milano is now almost completed. Designed by Marco Zanuso in the 60s, the Collegio di Milano is included in large green park, in the southern part of Milan. The expansion project, conceived by Piuarch, establishes a strong relationship with the existing building and its characteristics: façades, chromatic scheme and the organic shape. The new building is composed by 50 housing units and is developed as a continuous three-dimensional strip, whose elevations are articulated on the basis of square openings with different sizes that allow sunlight to filter into the interior spaces.

Housing
June, 2018
Milan, Italy


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Designed by Piuarch, the housing unit in via Montegani, Milan, is now completed

Almost one hundred years ago, the site was occupied by a factory specialized in processing silk. Now, instead, is a housing unit based on energy efficiency and sustainability, which restores the main features of the pre-existing building, marching them with a contemporary aesthetic. The residential project designed by Piuarch and located in via Montegani, Milan, preserves the historical façades of the factory and works on the inner courtyard, with a detailed contrast between past and present. The south elevation is made higher by two additional levels and allows to see the new architectural design from the outside.  

Housing
June, 2018
Milan, Italy

Seed Need: Piuarch’s rooftop garden experience now in Chicago

Seed Need. From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow. On June 14th, Piuarch presented at the Enrico Fermi Italian School in Chicago, the project for an edible rooftop garden conceived as an opportunity for the whole community. The edible garden is like a small seed, from which a network of productive and educational green spaces for kids and adults can germinate in the US city, designing a new urban landscape. The network, called by Piuarch the “Synergy Gardens” proposal, enhances social interactions and sustainability.

Green
June, 2018
Milan, Italy

Piuarch designs the extension of M89 Hotel in Milan

After its official opening in May 2017, M89 Hotel is currently under extension with an architectural and interior design project by Piuarch. The complex, which accommodates 55 rooms, a lobby, a bar and a restaurant located on the top floor, will be indeed enlarged with an adjacent building, that is linked to the first one through an external path. In the new building there will be a lobby, two meeting rooms and a fitness center for guests only, as well as a parking and 28 new rooms of different size and typology.

Hotel
June, 2018
Milan, Italy


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Piuarch in the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018 with the Latteria Diary Store project

Designed by Piuarch for an invited competition, The Valtellina Diary Store has been selected for “Arcipelago Italia. Projects for the future of the country’s interior territories”, the title of the project by curator Mario Cucinella for the Italian Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (May 26 – Novembre 25, 2018), promoted by the MiBACT.

An expansion of an existing building in the municipality of Postalesio, in the province of Sondrio, the Valtellina Diary Store presents itself as a hinge between the old and the new, which links the historical typology of the alpine malga, or summer hut – a building characterized by a low profile and a single volume that provides shelter from winter snow and summer sun – with its own contemporary interpretation, thus establishing an enduring relationship with the area to which it belongs.

Exhibition
2018, May
Venice, Italy


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