Andrea Maffei Architects

 

  
  via Brera 9, 20121 Milano - Italy
  
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Andrea Maffei was graduated in architecture in Florence in 1994 with honors and, after some initial experience with the office of Massimo Carmassi in Pisa, in 1997 he moved to Tokyo to work in the atelier of Arata IsozakiInitially he was engaged in the team of the Ceramics Museum in Gifu (Japan) and then as project leader in the competition the new exit of the Uffizi museum, won in March 1999. From 1999 to 2001 he was project leader of the house Wabrah Sheik Al-Thani in Doha, Qatar, and then the expansion project of the museum of history of Qatar in Doha, as well as many competitions in various parts of the world. This allowed him to travel around the world and come into contact with the wider Asian and middle Eastern cultures.Leader of Italian projects by Arata Isozaki, he directed the design of Palahockey of Turin, a large renovation project for the 2006 Winter Olympics, now so called Palaisozaki, which has been designed with the aim of an extensive use post- Olympic and now guests concerts, conferences and other events. He also directed the project of the Olympic pool and the park of Piazza d’Armi in Torino, Italy (2002-2006) and he did the artistic supervision of these three construction sites in Turin.He founded “Andrea Maffei Architects s.r.l”. developing various projects in Italy and abroad. He won several Italian competitions including Bologna new central station (2008) and Bergamo new Municipality headquarter (2009), participates in the great competition for the extension of the city of Monte Carlo on the sea (2007-2008), to extend the city by the sea in the form of a peninsula with new residences, hotels, museums and office (all with A. Isozaki).He signs the draft of the new exit of the Uffizi museum in Florence (2007), the new Library of Maranello (2009) opened in 2011, the buildings Imprima Buildings in Bergamo with directional function.It ‘s now working as a designer and signer of the project CITYLIFE in Milan (with A. Isozaki), for the construction of a large office complex and residential area in the old Fair. The project includes a 207m high skyscraper, the central square of the complex with underground station, and several residential buildings.In addition to the professional activities, he writes on various architectural magazines and since 1997 is correspondent for the architecture magazine “CASABELLA”, director Prof. Francesco Dal Co, in which he publishes various projects and texts on contemporary Japanese architecture. He curated a special issue on Japan architecture in march 2000. He curates the monograph “Toyo Ito’s works, the texts, the writings” published by Electa, in 2001.        From 2000 to 2002 takes academic activity as a visiting professor of architectural design at Waseda University in Tokyo, in the course of prof. Osamu Ishiyama, as well as various conferences and seminars on architecture.

Awards:

2007 Milano Finanza Real Estate Award – Best residential project
2009 Milano Finanza Real Estate Award – Best public-private project

Torre Allianz Citylife