Six of the world's most prestigious architecture firms have chosen to be present at Cersaie, testifying to the key role the exhibition plays in the world of architecture and design.
Archincont(r)act is the name of the space where manufacturers, designers, retailers and customers met the professionals who create the world's trendsetting architecture.
Gallery 21/22, within the Cersaie Upstairs itinerary, hosted the third edition of Archincont(r)act.
In an evocative setting dedicated to the theme of Water and conceptually reminiscent of the Stonehenge site, visitors were able to enjoy an immersive experience inside the projects conceived by the architecture firms thanks to augmented reality and experience virtual reality as a gateway to a metaverse of places created by the genius of great designers.
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Moreover, in the Archincont(r)act space, each architecture firm hold a Talk to present its vision on the relationship between design and sustainability ↓
Handel Architects | Iosa Ghini Associati – IGA | Lombardini22 | noa* | One Works | Pininfarina Architecture
Handel Architects was founded in 1994 with a commitment to making cities better places to live. We believe that architecture and design matter, and that through our work, we can make a positive difference in the world. We strive to create buildings that are not just things in themselves, but serve as catalysts for positive urban and social change.
With over 200 architects and designers in New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Hong Kong, our work encompasses projects like the National September 11 Memorial, urban infrastructure and master planning projects, high-density mixed-use developments, multi-family projects across all income bands, hotels, corporate headquarters, and buildings for non-profit, institutional and educational clients around the world.
In the pictures: The Sothearos
Iosa Ghini Associati - IGA
Massimo Iosa Ghini is founder and president of a multidisciplinary architect and design company based in Bologna, Milan and Miami.
Iosa Ghini has produced work in many forms, including architecture, furniture design and interiors. Its focus on sustainable design can be seen in most of his projects like the worldwide Ferrari Stores, the electric transport line People Mover in Bologna and hotel designs. Residential projects and a very innovative concept of a building for short term apartments have been designed for clients like Oko Group, CMC Group and Prelios Sgr.
Massimo Iosa Ghini has been appointed Ambassador of Italian Design, Member of Leonardo Committee, and in 2015 received the Marconi Award for Creativity.
In the pictures: BRICKELL FLATIRON
One of Italy’s leading architecture and engineering groups. More than 400 professionals specialized in all the disciplines of projects: different personalities find the necessary space to express, proposing a multi-authorial architecture. It operates through six brands: L22 - architecture and engineering; DEGW - workplace consultancy; FUD - branding & communication; CAP DC - data center design&build; Eclettico – hospitality design; Atmos – buidling physics; TUNED – neuroscience & architecture.
In the pictures: Vigentina9
noa* is the essential expression of a collaborative work-ethos: the team of architects & interior designers, led by founders Lukas Rungger and Stefan Rier and based in Bolzano, Milan and Berlin, explores interdisciplinary methods of design, continuously evolving depending on both nature and requirements of each project. By following the concept of “emergence”, where the whole is perceived as far greater than the sum of its parts, a holistic approach is central to noa*s way of conceiving design.
In the pictures: MONASTERO
One Works is a global architecture and engineering design and consultancy firm offering an integrated approach on a range projects relating to transportation, urban planning, commercial real estate and Public and Private Buildings. Some of the most important projects carried out include the expansion of the Marco Polo airport in Venice, the CityLife plaza, the luxury retail destination of San Marino Outlet Experience. Among others, the firm is currently involved in the development of two large mixed-use area in Ferrara and Ventimiglia and the refurbishment and extension of Riga International Airport.
In the pictures: San Marino Outlet Experience - photo by Alessandra Chemollo
A global icon of Italian style, Pininfarina is recognized for its unparalleled ability to create timeless works based on its values of Tech and Beauty. Pininfarina is based in Italy, and has offices worldwide, with a design scope that includes transportation, industrial design, architecture/interiors, and automotive design.
Pininfarina Architecture’s most recent architecture and interior design projects span over geographical locations such as Turkey, The United States, Brazil, and Italy.
In the pictures: Novem Design Center