• “What is the role of humanities in architecture?”

    Matteo Arietti, Head of Research at Park Associati, answers this question in an interview by The Design Story, as he talks about humanities as an intangible part of architecture.

    “We need humanities to decode the process, nurture the culture, and nestle creativity to be effective problem solvers. We need to grow in our capacity to anticipate the needs of people, show that there are new functional ways of making their lives better and that architecture has mastered the art of preserving humanities. It is like connecting form and shape, history and culture come together in one scheme.”

    Watch the interview on YouTube or read it on The Design Story.

  • Luxottica Digital Factory on CASABELLA

    Park Associati’s project Luxottica Digital Factory is featured in the architecture magazine CASABELLA in the September issue focused on the theme ‘Refitting’.

    The project, located in Milan, is an intervention of industrial architectural restoration aimed at accommodating the Digital Factory of Luxottica, a world leader in the eyewear market. Thanks to Park Associati's retrofitting intervention, in collaboration with storagemilano, the complex becomes an open and flexible container where history, change and creativity find the ideal convergence ground. Paying the greatest attention to quality, using technologically innovative materials and seeking cutting-edge architectural solutions are the Digital Factory project’s focal points.

    CASABELLA 937, year LXXXVI / September 2022

    To find out more, click here.

  • Workshop at Amandola – Urban Mining and reuse of waste material in the crater's areas

    Park Associati act as tutor at the workshop organised by the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the University of Camerino as part of the II level Master CIRCUL_AR, Forme e Metodologie dell'Architettura Circolare (Forms and Methodologies of Circular Architecture). The Workshop is curated by Timothy Brownlee and Federica Ottone, teachers at Unicam, with the collaboration of Alessio Battistella, professor at the Politecnico di Milano, and the architects Matteo Arietti and Michele Versaci, of Park Associati.

    Taking place in Amandola, in the province of Fermo in the Marche region, inside the crater created by the 2016 earthquake, the workshop focuses on the restoration and performance improvement of temporary houses, which will be relocated and reused in a new area.

    The workshop will reflect on the critical issues related to temporary housing structures and on how rubble can be reused in a creative way, by thinking outside the box and following the principles of urban mining, respect for local material cultures and the reduction of CO2 emissions in the construction process.

    19th - 29th July, Amandola.

    The workshop is open to all students, who will be awarded three free credits. For information click here

  • Architetture degli spazi di lavoro. Park Associati and Nemesi in conversation

    On 30th June, from 18.00 to 22.00, the Ordine e Fondazione degli Architetti of Milan will host a meeting between Nemesi and Park Associati on workspace architecture. The meeting is an opportunity to reflect on the transformation of office spaces during the pandemic and the changes that have taken place, the relationship between these places and the city, remote work and the open air office. Park Associati's intervention will focus on three recent or ongoing projects: Accenture People Hub, Luxottica Digital Factory and MI.C.

    The meeting is introduced by Nicola Russi, associate professor at the Politecnico di Torino and partner of Laboratorio Permanente. The moderators are Donatella Bollani and Claudio Nelli.

    Participation is free both in person and via webinar. To register click here

  • The community that unites all professionals involved in the Unione Zero project introduces itself to the local community at Sesto San Giovanni’s Mil space

    Local identity and urban mending converge into a new idea.

    City space meets design space on a cross platform centred on production, activities, ideas and nature: a creative community made of interaction and exchange focused on an opportunity for development that aims at a different kind of living.

     Unione 0 envisages office spaces, hospitality, local commercial activities and innovative residential solutions. The theme of reconnection with the industrial legacy of the city of Sesto San Giovanni, its components enhanced by the landscape design, is the linchpin of Cluster 1, the main building of the entire complex designed by Park Associati to host a 700-bed student Hotel.

     The other selected designers involved in the masterplan are Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, Barreca & La Varra and Scandurra Studio Architettura.

    June 29th 2022, 6pm

    Sesto San Giovanni, Spazio MIL, via Luigi Granelli 1.

    To register, click here

     Image credits: Foster+Partners

  • Park Associati present the MI.C project at the Tall Buildings conference

    The eleventh edition of the international Tall Buildings conference, sponsored by the Iuav Venezia and the Politecnico Milano, will be held on Wednesday 22nd June at the Triennale di Milano.

    Moderated by Aldo Norsa and Dario Trabucco, the conference brings together designers, administrators and investors to present the current design developments both in Milan and internationally with a focus on techniques and new research related to the environmental and social sustainability needs that will characterise the coming years. Park Associati will present the MI.C urban regeneration project for Piazza Luigi di Savoia and the construction of a new office tower in place of the former Michelangelo hotel.


    22nd June 2022, Milan, Salone d 'Onore Triennale Milano, 9.30 am - 6 pm

    For the programme and the registration: click here

  • Leva, the handle designed by Park Associati, unveiled to the public of Salone del Mobile 2022

    Filippo Pagliani and Michele Rossi unveil to the public of Salone del Mobile Leva, the handle designed by Park Associati, on June 8th, in the booth of the company DND Handles, at Fiera Milano Rho.

    Leva is Park Associati‘s new challenge in the field of product design. Inspired by the physical concept of lever, the realization of Leva has semplicity and functionality as guidelines to achieve formal purity and preciousness of the finishing.

    June 8th, Fiera Milano Rho, 10 am

  • 8MILIARDI. Global Clautrophobia

    The projects SLUM, by Aldo Mucciarone and Uno sull’altro, by Giacomo Quinland, winners of the Milano Design Week Call #3, launched by Park Associati to promote the work of international young designers, are on show throughout the Milano Design Week, from 6th to 12th in the Hub space of the studio.

    Cocktail Party: June 7, 7 - 10 pm
    Exhibition: June 6 / 12, 10 am - 7.30 pm

    Park Hub, via Garofalo 31, Milan