OBR Open Building Research was established in 2000 to investigate new ways of contemporary living, creating a design network between Genoa, Milan, London and New York, further extended to Mumbai and Accra.The Team of OBR develops its experimental line through the participation in international projects involved in public-private social programmes. Their research is focused on urban design promoting – through architecture – the sense of community and individual identities. The founding partners Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi worked together with Renzo Piano. They link their professional experience with the academic world as guest lecturers at European and Asian universities.

Main projects:
Royal Ensign, 2014
Hope City, ICT Park, Accra, 2014
Lehariya, Jaipur, India, 2014
Cesme Waterfront, Turkey, 2013
Ospedale Galliera, Genova, 2014
Ex Cinema Roma, Parma, 2011
Via XX Settembre “Live the City in the City”, Genova, 2012
Residenze Milanofiori, Assago, Milano, 2011
Shantou University, Shantou, 2010
Museo Pitagora, Crotone, 2010