Location: Recanati, Macerata
Client: iGuzzini Illuminazione
Gross Floor Area: 7.900 m2
Cost of Construction: 14.170.000 Euro
Architects: Maurizio Varratta Architetto
Design Team: Maurizio Varratta, Luca Massone, Valentina Noli, Stefano Russo, Valentina Fenoglio
Works Management: Favero & Milan Ingegneria
Contractor: Sirolesi Costruzioni
Structural: Favero & Milan Ingegneria
Plants: Manens – TiFS
Acustics: Müller BBM
Lifts: Maspero Elevatori
Sanitary fittings: Teuco Guzzini
Glazed Facades: Stahlbau Pichler
Flooring: Marazzi Group
Photo by: 2-4-5/9-12 © Maurizio Varratta Architetto, 1-3-10-11-13/17 ® Giuseppe Saluzzi, 18-19 © Multivideo Mauro Cordini
Maurizio Varratta was born in Genoa in 1955, where he graduated in architecture in 1981.
From 1981 to 1983 he worked freelance, gaining experience on building sites. Between 1983 and 1999, he worked with Renzo Piano Building Workshop Ltd, contributing to numerous projects at the national and international levels, and forming bonds that continue to today. Among the most important of these projects was the project management of the construction of Genoa’s underground rail stations (1983–90), the restructuring of the Lingotto workshop in Turin (1989–94), the architectural design of the three halls of Rome’s Parco della Musica auditorium, the design of the new design museum in Varnamo, Sweden (1986–87) and the completion of the Centro Meridians in Lecco In 1995 he began laying the foundations for his future career outside Renzo Piano Building Workshop Ltd, designing the Canning Town inter-modal interchange on London’s new underground line.
In 1999 he opened his own studio and began participating in numerous national and international competitions.
From 1994 to 1997 he was adjunct professor at the Turin Polytechnic, where he lectured in the integration of architecture and installations.
Varratta’s work spans architectural design (hospitals, factories, offices, bridges, hotels, railway stations, airport terminals, shopping centres, motorway service stations, and so on) to product design (lighting, furniture, sanitary ware and home wares). His studio focuses on research and the manufacture of architectural components. The studio is also involved in integrated design, eco-sustainability, technological innovation and energy saving through close collaboration with leading specialists in each field.
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