Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners

Milano | Since 2009

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners
via Cerva 4, 20122 Milano, Italy
Phone +39 02 763 88 01
Fax +39 02 763 88 080

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Architects, Interior architects, Product designers
Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners
Antonio Citterio, Architect

Profile

Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950, started his design office in 1972, and graduated in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1975. Between 1987 and 1996 he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they created buildings in Europe and Japan. Among his most significant works are the restyling of a block in the historical centre of Seregno, headquarters for Esprit in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Milan, and industrial plants for Vitra in Germany and for Antonio Fusco in Milan.
In 1999, with Patricia Viel, he founded “Antonio Citterio and Partners”, a multidisciplinary practice for architectural design, industrial design and graphics.

Patricia Viel was born in Milano in 1962. She graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic in 1987 and she started her collaboration with Antonio Citterio in 1986. From 2005 she is member of the National Institute of Architecture IN/ARCH.
The studio operates at international level developing complex long-term projects, all scales and in synergy with a qualified network of specialist consultants. Among the several typologies of projects realized are: urban plans, residential and commercial complexes, industrial establishments, conservative restructuring of public buildings and planning of spaces for work, offices, showrooms and hotels. The firm is also active in the sector of corporate communication and implements projects for temporary events and exhibitions. From January 2007 the firm is UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 certified.
In the field of industrial design Antonio Citterio works for Italian and foreign companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, Aubrilam, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Fusital, Guzzini, Iittala, Inda, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec Group - Pozzi Ginori, Simon Urmet, Technogym, Tre Più, Vitra.
In 2000 the firm new headquarters opened in Milan, Via Cerva 4, and in May of that same year a new office was opened in Hamburg, 75b Wrangelstrasse.

2002 saw the completion of the new headquarters for the Edel Company along the River Elbe in Hamburg (Germany), as well as an office building in Neuerwall, two buildings for offices and textile manufacturing in Legnano and Lecco (Italy) and the new premises of the Research and Development Centre for B&B Italia in Novedrate, Italy.

Between 2003 and 2004 a corporate image project was implemented for De Beers (London and Tokyo) and in May 2004 the Bulgari Hotel was inaugurated in Milan, the first of a chain of luxury hotels known as “Bulgari Hotels and Resort”.
In 2005 the restructuring of the historical Town Hall of Clusone, the project for the headquarters and nursery of the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline in Verona, the project for a law firm in Sondrio (Italy) were completed, along with two projects for private houses, one in Basel, Switzerland, the other in Sardinia, Italy and the jewellery store De Beers in Beverly Hills, California.

In September 2006 the Bulgari Resort in Bali was opened, along with the Aspesi showroom in Milan and the pedestrian square “Michele Alboreto” in Rozzano (Milano). In 2007 the Bulgari restaurant and cafè opened in Tokyo, Ginza district.
In January 2008 the new building for the Ermenegildo Zegna Headquarters was inaugurated in Milano.
The project for the new “Technogym Village” in Cesena (production site, offices and trade centre), is now almost completed, while a new square in Busto Arsizio, the functional restructuring of the Southern Pier in Marina di Ravenna and the renovation of the ex-Martinelli area in Morbegno, Italy, are all underway.

Antonio Citterio and Partners took part in a great number of international competitions.
In 2004: project in cooperation with other architects to redevelop the historical Milan fair Grounds into a new urban centre; project for the building of the “Brooktorhafen” bridge in the new “Hafencity” district in Hamburg; project to enlarge a new multifunctional school building and a kindergarten for the Deutsche School in Milan. In the same year, together with other architects, he won the competition for the functional arrangement, street furniture and security systems of Molo Guardiano sud / Marina di Ravenna, which was presented on the occasion of the 9th International Exhibition of Architecture of the Biennale of Venice, section “Towns on Water”.

In the year 2004, publishing company Electa launched the monography “Antonio Citterio Industrial design”.
In 2005, Antonio Citterio and Partners won the competition for the project of an hotel in the Hafencity district in Hamburg and received the second prize at the international design competition for the hotel facilities in the new Exhibition Grounds of Rho-Pero (Milan).
In the same year the Neumühlen project receives the second prize from the Hamburg Architektur Preis and a special mention from the Deutscher Architektur Preis.
Still in 2005 the monography “Antonio Citterio”, edited by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, has been published by Edilstampa.

In the same year, the office wins the international architectural competition for the renovation of the Ferrante Aporti building (former Italian post office) in Milan and receives the second prize at the design competition for Parco Levante Cesenatico.
In 2007 the Mies van der Rohe Award jury selects the project for the GlaxoSmithKline day nursery in Verona; the Italian publishing house Skira issued the monograph “Antonio Citterio. Architecture and Design”; the project by the office wins the second prize at the international design competition for the Diocesano Museum in Milan.

Since 2006 Antonio Citterio teaches at the Accademia di Architettura dell’Università della Svizzera Italiana and from 2007 he is member of the Italian Design Council.
In 2007 he receives the “Royal Designer for Industry” award from the “Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce” in London.
In May 2008 EuroMilano declares Antonio Citterio and Partners ex equo with MCA Architects and Studio Caputo Partnership as winners of the competition for the Masterplan of Cascina Merlata area.
In 2009 the building for the New Ermenegildo Zegna Headquarters wins the “US award. Workplace: qualità e innovazione” promoted by US-ufficiostile magazine.
In September 2009 the studio changed its name into “Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners”.

Philosophy

Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950. He graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic and opened his studio in 1972 where he started his architectural and interior design business.
Between 1987 and 1996 he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they created buildings in Europe and Japan. Among his most significant works: the restyling of a block in the historical centre of Seregno, Esprit headquarters in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Milan, industrial plants for Vitra, in Germany, and for Antonio Fusco, in Milan. In 1999 “Antonio Citterio and Partners” was founded by Citterio and Patricia Viel, a multidisciplinary practice for architectural design, industrial design and graphics.
Patricia Viel was born in Milano in 1962. She graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic in 1987 and she started her collaboration with Antonio Citterio in 1986.
From 2005 she is member of the National Institute of Architecture IN/ARCH.

The firm develops projects for residential complexes, apartment buildings, hotels, trade centres, industrial sites, restructuring of public buildings, planning of workspace, offices and showrooms; it is also operational in the field of corporate communication - implementing corporate image projects, fittings, graphics. From January 2007 the firm is UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 certified. In the field of industrial design Antonio Citterio works for Italian and foreign companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, Aubrilam, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Fusital, Guzzini, Iittala, Inda, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec Group - Pozzi Ginori, Simon Urmet, Technogym, Tre Più, Vitra.

In 2000 the new headquarters opened in Milan, Via Cerva 4, and in May of that same year new offices were opened in Hamburg, 75b Wrangelstrasse.
In 2002 the construction of the building where the headquarters of the Edel Company are located, along the Elba river, was completed as well as an office building in Neuerwall, two constructions for offices and textile manufacturing in Legnano and Lecco and the headquarters of the CR&S Centre completed with showroom and offices for B&B Italia in Novedrate.
Between 2003 and 2004, a corporate image project was implemented for De Beers (London and Tokyo) and, in May 2004, the Bulgari Hotel was inaugurated in Milan, the first of a chain of luxury hotels known as “Bulgari Hotels and Resorts”.
In 2005 the restructuring of the historical Town Hall of Clusone, the project for the headquarters and nursery of the drug company GlaxoSmithKline in Verona, the project for a law firm in Sondrio, Italy were completed; added to this two projects for private house, one in Basel, Switzerland, the other in Sardinia, Italy and the jewellery De Beers in Los Angeles.
In September 2006 has been inaugurated the Bulgari Resort in Bali, the Aspesi showroom in Milan and the pedestrian square “Michele Alboreto” in Rozzano. In 2007 the Bulgari restaurant and cafè opened in Tokyo, Ginza district.
In January 2008 was completed the building for the New Ermenegildo Zegna Headquarters.
The project for the new “Technogym Village” in Cesena (production site, offices and trade centre), a new square in Busto Arsizio; the functional restructuring, furniture and security of the Southern Pier in Marina di Ravenna, the renovation of the urban ex-Martinelli area in Morbegno, all in Italy, master planning and private houses are underway.

Antonio Citterio and Partners took part in a great number of international competitions.
In 2004: project in cooperation with other architects to change the historical centre of Fiera Milano into a new urban centre; project for the building of the “Brooktorhafen” bridge in the new “Hafencity” district in Hamburg; project to enlarge a new multifunctional school building and a kindergarten for the Deutsche School in Milan. In the same year, together with other architects, he won the competition for the functional arrangement, street furniture and security systems of Molo Guardiano sud / Marina di Ravenna, which was presented on the occasion of the 9th International Exhibition of Architecture of the Biennale of Venice, section “Towns on Water”. In the year 2004, publishing company Electa launched the monography “Antonio Citterio Industrial design”.
In 2005, Antonio Citterio and Partners won the competition for the project of an hotel in the Hafencity district in Hamburg and received the 2nd prize at the international design competition for the hotel facilities in the new exhibition grounds of Rho-Pero. In the same year the Neumühlen project receives the 2nd prize from the Hamburg Architektur Preis and a special mention from the Deutscher Architektur Preis. Still in 2005, written by Luigi Prestinenza Pugliesi and published by Edilstampa, the monography “Antonio Citterio” has been issued. In the same year, he received 2nd prize at the design competition for Parco Levante Cesenatico and wins the international architectural competition for the renovation of the Ferrante Aporti building (former Italian post office) in Milan.
In 2007: the Mies van der Rohe Award jury selects the project for the GlaxoSmithKline day nursery in Verona; the Italian publishing house Skira issued the monograph “Antonio Citterio. Architettura e Design”; 2nd prize at the international design competition for the Diocesano Museum in Milan.

From 2006, Antonio Citterio is professor at the Accademia di Architettura dell’Università della Svizzera Italiana and from 2007 he is member of the Italian Design Council. In 2007 he received the “Royal Designer for Industry” award from the “Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce” in London.

Competitions

2006
International competition for the requalification of the Ferranti Aporti building (former Italian post office in Milan): winning competition entry
International competition for the design of a wellness village in Cesenatico
Design competition for the hotel facilities in the new exhibition grounds of Rho-Pero
Competition for the residential complex in the Varesine district Milan
Competition for offices complex in the Garibaldi-Repubblica district Milan
Competition for the design of an hotel in Bremen
Call for tenders for the design of a new residential complex with facilites and hotel in Lezzeno

2005
Mantova Fornaci Brioni call for tenders for the design of a new residential and commercial complex
Call for tenders for the requalification of “Ex Manifattura Tabacchi” in Verona and the design of a residential, commercial, facilities complex and hotel: winning competition entry.
Call for tenders for the design of a new hotel building with facilites in the Brooktorkai area, Hafencity, Hamburg: winning competition entry.
International design competition for the residential complex in Assago Milanofiori, Milan.
European Competition “Pratum Magnum” for the redevelopment of Piazza Trento, Monza, Italy

2004
International competition for the the new congress centre and hotel facilities in Palma de Mallorca
Competition for the south pier “Molo Guardiano sud”, Marina di Ravenna. Winning competition entry.
International Competition for the Darsena urban design in Milan.
International Competition for the design of a new bridge for the HafenCity district in Hamburg.
Competition for the enlargment of the Deutsche School of Milan complex.
International Competition for the redevelopment of the Milan fair’s historical exhibition complex.
International Competition for the design of the New Rijksmuseum exposition, Amsterdam.

2002
International Competition for the Yungfernstieg urban design in Hamburg in collaboration with Kiefer Landscape Design, Berlin - Germany
International Competition for the Mercedes Exhibition. Stands upon invitation of the Daimler Chrysler.

2001
European competition “Media City Port” for the planning and design project of an existing dock area of 54.000 sqm in the port of Hamburg.
International Competition for the design project of a private residence in hamburg. Following the invitation of Mr Paulmann.

2000
International Planning Competition for the Museum of the Twentieth Century in the Arengario in Milan First phase
International Competition for a pedestrian bridge, organised by the City of Rome
International Competition for the headquarters of the Italian space agency in Rome, organised by the City of Rome in collaboration with Ingenhoven, Overdiek & Partner Germany - First phase
International Competition for “Ansaldo - The city of the cultures”,following the invitation of the City of Milan in collaboration with Cino Zucchi architect, Milan Second phase

1999
Corporate Design and Interior Concept for the Lamborghini showroom and exhibition stands, following the invitation by Automobili Lamborghini - Audi AG
Corporate Design and Interior Concept for the Chrysler and Jeep showroom and exhibition stands, following the invitation by Daimler
Interior Design for a restaurant in Hamburg. Winning competition entry - project under construction

1998
Restructuring of the tower buildings of the ENEL Headquarters in Rome
The Moenchsberg Museum for Modern Art in Salzburg, Austria

1997
Interior Design for the ACEA Headquarters building in Rome
Interior Design for the Landesbank Headquarters building in Frankfurt
Interior Design for the ENI Headquarters building in Rome
Restructuring of the existing Line A subway system of Rome, following the invitation of the City of Rome. Winning competition entry - Current project

1996
Corporate Design of Commerzbank branches in Germany in collaboration with Michael Schirner for the graphic project Competition entry and realization of the pilot branches in Frankfurt and Berlin
Interior Concept for smart centres, smart building and exhibition stands, following the invitation of Daimler Chrysler AG and MCC smart GmbH. Winning competition entry - Current project
Montpellier Public Library in Montpellier with Emmanuel Nebout Architect, following the invitation of Montpellier Town Hall
Restructuring of the existing Line 1 subway system of Milan. Winning competition entry - Current project

Publications

2006
Pläne Projekte Bauten,Verlagshaus Braun
Designer’s Design, Gap Japan Co. Ltd
Matteo Genghini e Pasqualino Solomita, Attici, Motta Architettura

2005
Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, Antonio Citterio, Edilstampa, Roma
Massimiliano Falsitta, Showroom 2, Federico Motta Editore, Milano
Anja Clorella, New Hotels 2, Harper Design, New York
Sebastiano Brandolini, Milano. Nuova architettura, Ginevra-Milano
Simone Micheli, Centri Benessere, Federico Motta Editore, Milano
Francesca Oddo, Architettura in dettaglio - boutique, D.E.I., Roma
Caroline Klein, Cool Shops Milan, teNeues, Kempen
Martin Rolshoven, New furniture design, Daab
Hildegard Kösters, Neumühlen 17, BDA Hamburg Architektur Preis
Italy Builds, Arca Edizioni

2004
Terence Conran, Max Fraser, Designers on design, Conran Octopus, London
The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, Phaidon, London
Alberto Bassi, Antonio Citterio. Industrial Design, Electa, Milan

2003
Arian Mostaedi, Cool Shops Links Publishing Group, Barcelona
Graziella Leyla Ciagà, Gli archivi di architettura in Lombardia
Cherubino Gambardella, Scale. Repertorio contemporaneo, Federico Motta Editore, Milano
Carlo Vanniccola, Maniglie. Il design della migliore produzione, Federico Motta Editore, Milano
Carlo Vanniccola, Porte. Il design della migliore produzione, Federico Motta Editore, Milano
Elio Di Franco, Sanitari. Il design della migliore produzione, Federico Motta Editore, Milano

2002
Vincenzo Pavan, Nuova architettura di pietra in Italia, Gruppo editoriale Faenza editrice, Faenza

2000
Interiors minimalistas – minimalist interiors, Kliczkowski Publisher/Loft Publications (Santini D. + Principe Mi), pp.190
Jeremy Myerson, J. Hudson, International Interiors 7, Laurence King Publ., London (Aspesi), pp. 120-123
Carol Soucek King (a cura di), Designing with spirituality , PBC International Incorporeted, New York, (Casa Lanza pp.146-149)

1999
Claudia Neumann, Design Lexikon Italien, Editrice Dumont, Colonia
Giuliana Gramigna, ‘Dizionario’ dei designers dal 1950, Allemandi Editore, Torino
Laura Andreini, Nicola Flora, Paolo Giardiello, Gennaro Postiglione (a cura di), Case d’autore. Interni italiani 1990-1999, Federico Motta Editore, Milano

1998
Mario Campi, Pippo Ciorra, Young Italian Architects, Birkäuser, Basel
Penny Sparke, A Century of Design, Reed Books, London
Richard Sapper, The International Design Yearbook 1998, Laurence King Publishing, London
Arian Mostaedi, Single family houses, Links International, Barcellona
Lorenzo Soledad, New european furniture design, Links International, Barcellona

1997
Marta Weiss, Tibor Kalman, Chairman Rolf Fehlbaum, German Design Council and Lars MüllerPubl., Ditzingen
Ada Luseni, Catalogo Electa
François Fauconnet, Brigitte Fitoussi, Karin Leopold, Vitrines d’architecture. Les boutiques à Paris, Editions du Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Picard Editeur, Paris
Silvio San Pietro, Paola Gallo, Nuovi negozi in Italia 4, Edizioni l’Archivolto, Milano
International design review 1997, Action Group Editore, Milano

1995
Remo Dorigati, Luca Basso Peressur, Elisabetta Ginelli, L’architettura del caffè, Editrice Abitare Segesta, Milano
Carol Soucek King, Furniture: architects and designers originals, PBC International Inc., NY
Roberto Marcatti, Parola di designer, Editrice Abitare Segesta, Milano
Jeremy Myerson, International Interiors 5, Laurence King Publ., Singapore
Silvio San Pietro, Paola Gallo, Nuove ville in Italia, Edizioni l’Archivolto, Milano
John Welsh, Modern house, Phaidon Press, London
A.Zabalbeascoa, The house of the architect, Editorial Gustavo Gili, SA, Barcellona
Pippo Ciorra, Vanni Pasca, Antonio Citterio, Terry Dwan: ten years of architecture and design, Birkhäuser, Basel

1994
Ron Arad, The International Design Yearbook 1994, Calmann & King Ltd., London
Lucy Bullivant, International Interiors 4, Laurence King Publ., Singapore
Carol Soucek King, Coming home – Residential furniture by architects & interior designers, PBC International Inc., NY
Alfredo Zappa, Intorno al fuoco: il caminetto tra mito, storia e tecnologia, Electa, Milano

1993
John Beckmann, Interior details: showrooms, PBC International Inc., NY
Silvio San Pietro, Marco Casamonti, Nuove abitazioni in Italia, Edizioni l’Archivolto, Milano
Phil Sayer, First thoughts and original images, Phaidon Press, London
Pippo Ciorra, Brigitte Fitoussi, Vanni Pasca, Antonio Citterio & Terry Dwan. Architecture & Design. 1992-1979, Artemis, Zürich

1992
Andrée Putman, The International Design Yearbook 1992, Calmann & King Ltd., London

1991
Franco Zagari, Sull’abitare – Figura Materialità Densità, Edizioni Over, Milano
Lucy Bullivant, International Interiors 3, Thames and Hudson Ltd., London

1990
Anty Pansera, Il design del mobile italiano dal 1946 ad oggi, Editori Laterza, Bari

1989
Enzo Frateili, Continuità e trasformazione – Una storia del disegno industriale italiano 1928/1988, Alberto Greco Editore, Milano

1988
Giampiero Bosoni, Fabrizio G. Confalonieri, Paesaggio del design italiano 1972-1988, Edizioni Comunità, Milano
Juli Capella, Quimm Larrea, Architekten, Designer der achtziger-jahre, Verlag Gerd Hatje, Stuttgart
Silvio San Pietro, Matteo Vercelloni, Nuovi negozi a Milano, Edizioni l’Archivolto, Milano
G. Muratore, A. Capuano, F. Garofalo, E. Pellegrini. Guida all'architettura contemporanea. Italia, gli ultimi trentanni, Zanichelli, Bologna

1987
Fumio Shimizu, Matteo Thun, Descendants of Leonardo da Vinci. The italian design, Graphic SHA Publishing Co. Ltd, Tokyo

1982
Mario Mastropietro, Un’industria per il design, Edizioni Lybra Immagine, Milano

1980
Isa Vercelloni, 1970-1980. Dal design al post design, Edizioni Condè Nast, Milano