Founders: Filippo Pagliani and Michele Rossi © Park Associati

Profile

The primary aim and goal of PARK ASSOCIATI, the architecture firm set up by Filippo Pagliani and Michele Rossi in 2000, is to constantly move beyond the compositional and typological bounds of architecture; its projects draw on the kind of free and open exchange of ideas characterising the work carried out by its partners and collaborators; they are based on stylistic-compositional input coming from context, technological research and a combination of materials and methods; they are structured around the handling of design complexity and always focus special attention on the issues of sustainability and energy saving. Featuring a constantly changing yet highly distinctive stylistic approach, PARK’s works are aimed at constantly moving beyond the compositional and typological bounds of architecture: by experimenting with different building scales and different realms of design, they challenge building conventions and stand out on the Italian and international cultural scene for their formal, technological and functional innovation.

Examples of these projects are the Nestlé Headquarters in Assago, the restructuring of the “Serenissima” or “Gioiaotto”, “The Cube by Electrolux” travelling restaurant, Salewa Headquarters in Bolzano and the latest international stores for Brioni fashion company or the most recent new pop up pavilion for a restaurant Priceless Milano, all projects that have helped build the firm’s reputation and are frequently published in specialist magazines and invited to take part in leading national-international architecture exhibitions.

Biography

Filippo Pagliani, Architect | Partner

Milan 1968
After completing a degree in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, he worked with Renzo Piano from 1992 to 1996 in Paris. He then went on to work in the Michele De Lucchi studio in Milan where he remained until 1999, the year in which he cofounded PARK ASSOCIATI. From 1999 to 2002 he was professor at ISAD (Advanced Institute of Architecture and Design). Since 1996 he has been professor responsible for the final résumé workshop for Construction Element Design at the Lecco regional branch of the Politecnico di Milano. In 2008 he was awarded a doctorate in “Building systems and processes” in the Faculty of Structural Engineering in the Department of Built Environment Science and Technology at the Politecnico di Milano.

Michele Rossi, Architect | Partner

Milan 1964
He graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1991 and from 1992 to 1996 collaborated with Michele De Lucchi in the studio of the same name. In 1996 he moved to London where he worked with David Chipperfield and Din Associates and during the same period was Visiting Professor at St. Martin’s School of Art. In 1999 he returned to Italy where he cofounded PARK ASSOCIATI. He taught from 1999 to 2001 at the European Institute of Design in Milan, and from 1999 to 2002 at ISAD (Advanced Institute of Architecture and Design) and since 2005 has been a contract lecturer at the Politecnico di Milano.