Studio Odile Decq:
Studio Odile Decq designs at all scales. The firm philosophy is dominated by a precise approach and is entirely dedicated to spatial experimentation. For twenty years Odile Decq has created an architecture centered on the dynamic opening of spaces that develop the concept of “Hyper Tension”, in which the integration of movement generates tension and complexity in the perception of space, questioning thus the place of the body and the senses in architecture. It was also this that led to the “multiple itineraries” approach, developed from one project to another. From the BPO bank in Rennes, the first significant work built in 1990, through to the MACRO and the FRAC contemporary Art Museums, delivered in 2010 and 2012, all are designed around physical movement through space. It is an interactive architecture. On a smaller scale, the development of design alongside architecture is a new experimental direction taken by the firm in 2000, working with the industrial sector to introduce innovative ideas ranging from restroom basins to lighting and seating. “I don’t always draw, I simply tell a story and build with my hands,” explains Odile Decq. The same conceptual approach is applied to both architecture and design works.
Pizzarotti was founded in 1910 and is now present in over twenty countries across four continents, operating in numerous construction industry sectors and holding concessions for major infrastructure work, including tunnels, railways and roads. It also takes on complex building projects, especially hospitals, hotels and apartment blocks. The Group has also ventured successfully into real estate marketing abroad, especially the US (New York), France and the Principality of Monaco, where a number of high profile, top quality real estate developments are in the process of being built.
Boris Podrecca Architects:
Boris Podrecca has realized buildings for business, housing, production, hospitality and culture, as well as shopping centres and residential complexes: car houses for Mazda, the head office of the Vienna Insurance Group in Graz, in Vienna the Insurance Offices Basler, the conversion of the Ringturm, the skyscraper Millennium Tower, the Vienna International Biocenter and the recently opened Hotel Kempinski; the Grifone Area and hotels in Bolzano, the residential housing Judeca Nova and the conversion of the Museum of Modern Art Ca’ Pesaro in Venice; the Hotel Mons in Ljubljana and the Medicine Faculty in Maribor, Slovenia, hotel resorts in Dubrovnik and Zadar and the Museum of Porcelain in Limoges, France; numerous design of public spaces as in Leoben, St. Polten, Vienna, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, Stuttgart, Piran and Split and in Italy Trieste, Cormons, Motta di Livenza, Ravenna and the Via Mazzini in Verona. Among won competitions, the most recent are large urban projects like The New Bolzano in Italy and UniCredit Bank Austria Campus in Vienna. Another field of activity is the design of exhibitions like the Biedermeier show at Vienna’s Kunstlerhaus, Jože Plecnik at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Friedrich Kiesler at the Whitney Museum in New York, The Germany Reunification at the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, the Renaissance City at Karlsruhe castle, Austria’s thousand-year jubilee in Vienna, the Hundred-year-old history of European Urbanism at NAI in Rotterdam and the Strauss Epoque in Vienna, Beijing and Hong Kong.
FPMC - Fine Properties Montecarlo:
Fine Properties MonteCarlo SAM was created in 2011 to design and build luxury complexes in the Monaco area. The two partners - the Pizzarotti group and the Casiraghi family - have worked together for years through Engeco SAM (a construction company operating in Monaco for the last 30 years), developing a profound understanding of the area and the know-how needed to promote and create such developments. La Petite Afrique, lying in the heart of Monaco overlooking the Casino gardens, is the first challenge the venture has taken on. FPMC and architect Isay Weinfeld, winner of an international architecture competition, are building a luxurious 6-unit apartment and office block, with a private spa and underground parking. FPMC is working with another leading architect, Rudi Ricciotti, on another high profile project in Monaco’s Jardin Exotique. This public-private project includes, on the public side, designing and building a 15-floor underground parking lot with 2,000 spaces, 5,000 sq.m of office space and new greenhouses for Jardin Exotique. The private side of the project includes building a 7-storey apartment block with 70 units. The practice is also working on a number of other key projects.