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Cersaie 2015: Conferences and Seminars
Book presentation "CER-Interviste"

Tuesday 29 September - 4.00 p.m.
Exhibit area - Hall 30

curated by Alessandra Coppa, Maggioli Editore


Alessandra Coppa More

Alessandra Coppa

Biographical notes
Architect and freelance journalist since 1996. After graduating in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan, she obtained a Research Doctorate in History of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Polytechnic University of Turin. She has worked in the editorial offices of architecture magazines and books since 2002, first for Federico Motta Editore and then for Il Sole 24 Ore Group. She currently teaches History of Contemporary Architecture at DaStu, the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Polytechnic University of Milan, and works with the Academy of Mendrisio.
For Sole 24 Ore Cultura, she has recently published the monographs on Giuseppe Terragni, Adolf Loos and Souto de Moura and The big book of interior design, as well as working on a number of volumes on masters of design for Hachette. For Maggioli Editore she has published Razionalismo lariano. Riletture e Interazioni, by A. Coppa and G. D’Amia, 2010, and currently being printed is A. Coppa, L. Tenconi, Grattanuvole. Un secolo di grattacieli a Milano, Maggioli Editore. She contributes to a number of architecture magazines, as well as the “CER Magazine” by Confindustria Ceramica.

Andrea Maffei More

Andrea Maffei

Biographical notes
Born in Modena in 1968, Andrea Maffei graduated in architecture with honours from Florence University in 1994. After gaining experience in Italy at the Massimo Carmassi studio in Pisa, in 1997 he moved to Tokyo to work at the practice of Arata Isozaki.
He initially worked in the design team of the ceramics museum in Gifu (Japan) and later as project leader in the competition to create the new exit from the Uffizi museum, which they won in March 1999. From 1999 to 2001 he was project leader for the Al Wabrah villa owned by Sheik Al-Thani of Doha, Qatar and then for the extension project for the Qatar history museum in Doha, as well as many other competitions in various parts of the world. This has allowed him to travel around the world and come into contact with very diverse Asian and Middle Eastern cultures.
He became Arata Isozaki’s Associate and director of Italian projects. He was project leader for the design of the Turin ice hockey stadium, now known as Pala-Isozaki, a major project carried through for the 2006 winter Olympics. Designed right from the outset with a view to being used extensively after the Olympics, it now hosts concerts, conferences and events of various kinds. He also managed the project for the Olympic swimming pool and Piazza d’Armi park in Turin (2002-2006) and held the role of artistic director for these three construction sites in Turin.
In 2005 he opened his own practice in Milan, Andrea Maffei Architects srl, which has carried out many different projects in Italy and abroad.
He has won several competitions in Italy, including those for the new Bologna station (2008) and the new offices of the Bergamo province (2009). He also took part in the major competition to enlarge the city of Montecarlo (2007-2008), which aimed to extend the city over the sea in the form of a new peninsula with residences, hotels, museums and offices (with A. Isozaki).
He created the projects for the new Uffizi museum exit (2007), the new Maranello library (2009), opened in 2011, and the Imprima Buildings in Bergamo.
He is currently working as designer and project signatory for the CITYLIFE project in Milan (with A. Isozaki), for the construction of a large office and residential complex in the former trade fair area. The project includes a 207-metre 50-floor tower block, a square at the centre of the complex with a metro station and a number of residential buildings.
Alongside his professional activity, Maffei also writes for various architecture magazines. Since 1997 he has been a contributor to the architecture magazine CASABELLA (editor Prof. Francesco Dal Co), publishing various projects and texts on contemporary Japanese architecture. He edited the magazine’s special issue on Japan in March 2000. He is the author of “Toyo Ito, works, texts, writings”, published by Electa in 2001.
2007 Milano Finanza Real Estate Award –Best residential project
2009 Milano Finanza Real Estate Award –Best public-private project
Conferences and academic work
From 2000 to 2002 he worked as visiting professor in architectural design at Waseda University of Tokyo, on the course led by Prof. Osamu Ishiyama.

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Alessandra Coppa
Andreas Kipar
Andrea Maffei
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