Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini 13 – 50125 Firenze, Italy
Founded in Florence in 1988 by Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti and Giovanni Polazzi, today Archea is an architectural and design office where more than 80 architects are operating in the Florence, Rome and Milan branches. The founding partners were joined in 1999 by Silvia Fabi, who coordinates the design activities of the architecture practice. Also thanks to the Partners design firms located in Beijing, Dubai and San Paolo, Archea has so far achieved architecture, design, Interior design and graphic design works all over the world. The interests and research activities of the firm range from the landscape to the city, from buildings to design. Even if the focus is on architecture, the projects vary from graphic design to publishing – through the direction and editorship of the international review of architecture “Area” – from exhibitions to applied research. The complementariness of the various activities focussed on the design process with regard to different project scales open up a constant critical reflection on the issues of architectural construction.
Among the main works: Antinori Winery in San Casciano Val di Pesa, Expo Grape in Yanqing and Li Ling World Ceramic Art City in China, renovation of La Valletta Central Market in Malta. Under construction: Forevregreen Tower and Albanian National Stadium in Tirana, Albania; Changri-La Winery in Penglai (China).
– Public Library, Nembro (Bergamo), Italy, 2007
– Enlargement and renovation of the Perfetti Van Melle factory, Lainate (Milan), Italy, 2011
– Antinori Winery, Bargino, San Casciano Val di Pesa (Florence), Italy, 2013
– Expo Grape, Yanqing,Beijing, China, 2014
– World Ceramic Art City, Li Ling, China, 2015
– Colle Loreto residential complex, Lugano, Switzerland, 2017
– Renovation and refurbishment of La Valletta Central Market , La Valletta, Malta, 2018
Works in Progress
– Forevregreen Tower, Tirana, Albania
– Albanian National Stadium both in Tirana, Albania
– Changri-La Winery, Penglai, China
Project selected for Archmarathon: Ex Magazzino Vini/Eataly