As part of our architecture educational tour in Milan during Brera Design Days 2019, on Wednesday 9th October,  we are going to visit the architecture practice Park Associati.

The renowned Italian architecture firm was founded in 2000 in Milan by Filippo Pagliani and Michele Rossi. Trademarks of the design culture of Park Associati are listening, intuition and experimentation. The objective of Park Associati’s work is to give form to a vision, by interpreting and synthesising the variables at stake, specific to each project.

Brera Design Days 2019

Filippo Pagliani and Michele Rossi

While listening to the concrete elements dictated by regulations and budget constraints, climatic or environmental conditions, Park Associati pays particular attention to the intangible and concealed dimensions such as the clients’ identity values, the users’ wishes and requirements, the urban, social, and political context.

Intuition brings quality to all the projects of the studio. The creative twist always accompanies the analytical process to decipher complexity, adding value to the design intervention.

Experimentation with languages technologies, and the collaboration with other disciplines, lead Park Associati to tackle the most diverse projects with a broad spectrum of interventions, ranging from urban planning to design.

The architecture practice proposes specific and rigorous projects, without losing sight of the compositional and aesthetic aspects.

An important field for Park Associati’s work deals with the world of Headquarters, designed to be the companies’ home and welcome their identity values. Daring buildings, such as the Salewa Headquarters in Bolzano and Luxottica and Nestlé in Milan, are characterised by an ever-changing and characterful stylistic line that also reflects the open, wide-ranging and scientific creative process.

The utmost attention to detail and innovation in materials, forms and functions characterise The Cube and Priceless travelling restaurants, as well as Park Associati’s retail projects: from the multifunctional spaces for the Japanese brand Tenoha to the Hermès store in Rome or the Brioni’s worldwide.

Park Associati is fascinated by hybrid solutions and has experience on the design of new alternative residential forms, in particular related to student housing.

Urban regeneration and the retrofitting of historic and Modernist buildings are other key themes for the practice. Bearing witness to this approach in Milan are the restorations of La Serenissima and Gioiaotto, the recent conservative intervention in Piazza Cordusio, and the complete refurbishment of the new Engie Headquarters and the Urban Cube office building in the Bicocca former industrial area.

In the field of masterplans, the studio has been working on the renewal of the Catania Waterfront, on the sensitive area adjacent to Milan Expo2015, and the redevelopment of Rozzano in Southern Milan.

Park Associati are always keen to explore new fields in order to face, in their personal way, the challenges and the complexity of contemporary architecture.
Are you keen to explore too?

Our architecture educational tour in Milan has different main features:

  • to be inspired by breaking-through architects while visiting the most renewed and inspiring architecture firms based in Milan
  • to learn their architecture philosophy
  • to experience Brera Design Days 2019 main theme “Grand’Italia (?)” through the eyes of the Italian leading architects.

On Thursday 9th October 2019 we are goin to visit other main architecture firms such as Lombardini22Cino Zucchi Associati and Design Group Italia while, on Thursday 10th, the programme of the architecture educational tour in Milan comprehends the visits to PiuarchTectoo and design international.

Don’t miss the chance to learn, to be seen and to experience architecture.


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Images courtesy: Park Associati