Design and construction of a new library: three ramped reading rooms, book stacks and university bookshop. Renovation and extension of the university library including the administration offices. Renovation of the auditorium (560 seats) and entrance lobby, furnishings and fitting. Restoration of the main auditorium block: 5 apartments, book archives, library staff offices, entry lobby, and main hall- including fittings, finishes, and furniture.Completed October 2006, Total area: 2700 m2, Budget: 8m euro.Client: Pontificia Università Lateranense
On commissioning the project for the new library extension to the Pontifical Lateran University the chancellor Mons. Rino Fisichella was quite clear in in his main objective: to bring the activity of reading and the consultation of books as the central occupation of the university.
Hotel, conference centre, multi-storey car-park, Rome. Completed in 2002, 235 Guest rooms, Area: 12,800 m2 Hotel, Area: 19,000 m2 Car Park. Budget: €50m. Client: C.R.Invest.
New building in the centre of Rome- comprising the design of all aspects of the building and its immediate surroundings, including interiors. Hotel, conference centre, multi-storey car-park 600 cars in the Esquilino district of Rome (near Termini railway station).Design, planning permissions, detail design, working drawings and tender documents. Design of guest rooms, public spaces, interior and exterior design including furniture, lighting, fittings and signage.
The project for the hotel forms part of a larger urban plan drawn up by Rome City Council comprising the rest of the block and the surrounding blocks with the ambition of raising the area to a level in keeping with its very central position in the city. Briefly, it consisted of moving an open market from the perimeter of a 19th century piazza into two former barracks (one of which lies directly opposite the hotel), reactivating a theatre that had fallen into disuse for many years and generally restoring the area to its 19th century glory.
At first we were asked to work up what was a very basic design of a hotel over a carpark into a project with more emphasis on the hotel and less on the carpark. As the site was cleared to start work on the foundations of this revised design, an area of Ancient Roman remains over half the site was uncovered just thirty centimetres under the surface. This brought the construction to an abrupt halt while the archeologists began excavations, and gave us the chance to propose a completely new design which obviated the need for so much parking at an underground level.
A requirement made by the urban landscape commission was to make the two completely different activities, namely a multi-storey car park and a hotel, into a unified block, the whole of which is suspended from the ground to allow access to the ruins.
Renovation of Palazzo Montemartini, Luxury Hotel
Completion January 2014, 87 rooms. Area 9000m2. Budget €15 m. Client: Montemartini S.r.l.
Palazzo Montemartini built in 1908 is located opposite the Termini railway station in Rome and next to the National Archaeological Museum, once the site the ancient Roman Baths of Diocletian. Part of the early Roman city wall (Mura Serlianae) sits in the entry garden facing the station. Both the site and the building have inspired many of the themes explored in this project. They also brought with them a number of challenges: a conservation order on all the exteriors and some of the interiors. The structure and the original internal arrangement were not immediately suitable to the programme of a hotel. This meant the design on the 87 guests rooms in seven or eight “types” which were then adapted to the existing building one by one. Nevertheless, the difficulties combined with the character of the building and particularly its siting provide a continual stimulus channelled into the three main themes developed in the design.
Architectural design of building volume, from initial concept phase (winner of competition held by SEA), planning permission, detailed design of exterior cladding systems and site supervision. Interiors of entrance and lobby spaces. Completed October 2010, 436 Guest Rooms; Area 50.000 m2; Budget €64m. Client DEC
We were commissioned to design the exteriors of this large hotel in front of Malpensa International Airport as a result of a competition winning entry for the overall design of the building. Despite its size (420m long, 64m wide, 21m high) the building was conceived as a design object. Because Milan is Italy’s design capital, and also because we were interested in investigating the technical and architectural properties of a skin or membrane to be perceived dynamically as façade not only on its four sides but also the roof- visible from the access road to the airport complex.The hotel sits on a huge existing car park, which covers a railway that passes underground linking the airport to the city centre. The hotel comprises 436 rooms, a conference centre and a spa, accessible directly from the airport via an existing bridge over the surrounding ring road.
New Masterplan, Landscape Plan and working drawings for Tender Documentation completed April 2012
Holiday village consisting of 310 units, sports facilities, restaurants, staff accommodation, on a beautiful site on the northern coast of Sicily. The 50 year old Club Med is to be upgraded to 4star+ accommodation integrating the new buildings with the outstanding beauty of the site. We were responsible for the master plan, architectural design and detailed design. Planning permission has been obtained. Interior Design: Atelier Sophie Jacqmin.
Guest Rooms: 310. Site Area :160,000m2. Built Area: 30,000m2. Budget: €50m. Client :Club Méditerranée, Italia Turismo.
Master Development Plan for a holiday resort and with private villas scheme on the tropical island of Langkawi.Upgrading of the existing hotel (200 rooms), Public Facilities, Retail Centre, Eco Park, Broadwalk, Marina, various types of residential accommodation.2008- present, Area: 20 hectares. Client: Auf Properties
The particularity of the site lies in the fact that on one side of this narrow strip is a river with a landscape of mangroves, rocky outcrops with low growing trees, and on the other a tropical seaside paradise. In between, the land is shaped by the river and its tidal forces, depositing sand and mud on the concave curving banks of the spit and eroding the convex ones. The water, pushed and pulled by the tides, flows through the culverts under the riverside road to flood the area adjacent to it and allow the mangroves to grow. The central service road marks the divide between two kinds of nature and two forces shaping the land. From the beach, the wind and waves have shaped the coastline and brought the trees, clearly not tropical, from afar. The sound of the wind through the tall casuarina trees-rhu- gives the name to this place. The site is not only nature’s work- there are buildings, roads and other more discreet man-made interventions which have physically shaped the land: apart from the hotel buildings and infrastructure, the beach has been widened, gardens have been created, swimming pools dug and so on. The riverside road not only provides access to the site but fixes the otherwise transforming edge of the promontory permanently.
Small clinic for dental practice with an operation theatre, 3 consultancy rooms, and 6 private overnight stay rooms. Planning permission granted. On site in 2013 - completion 2014 Area: 500m2 Budget: €1m. Client: Franco Lamanna
This project sited on the main street of Sala Consilina, a provincial town in southern Italy near Salerno, is a new building for which we were commissioned to design a dental clinic for the owner’s two sons. The main consultancy rooms are arranged around an internal courtyard on the ground floor. The basement level houses a small garage and an operating theatre. The first floor, is left free for future expansion of the the clinic.
The projects presented here came out of the experience of working on the detailing of the cladding system of the Malpensa Airport Hotel. The use of pultruded fibreglass in the building industry has been has not been exploited to its full potential. It is lightweight, fire-proof, water-resistant, elastic, high-precision, low thermal dilation and economic.
This project is a series of interior designs on different parts of the hotel carried out between 1997 and 2010 which transformed the Ripa Residence (built in 1974) into Ripa Hotel. Restaurant/bar 350m2 150 covers- completed 1998. Entrance lobby (1998) ; Discotheque 300m2, (2001), Discotheque extension (2002); Design, and site supervision of 120 rooms in 7 types (2002); 3 meeting rooms of 110,70,30 capacity (2004); Breakfast room-150 covers (2008); implementation of new safety standards for the building, refurbishment of guest rooms- emergency exits, fire stairs, redesign of exterior façade and access spaces (2010) Client: C.R.Invest
The project for the Ripa Hotel has evolved piecemeal over fourteen years as a series of interiors in an existing residence hotel of the 70s and its gradual conversion to a 4 star all suites design hotel. The Ripa Hotel was one of the first in Rome to move away from “Classic-Modern” styling to up-front modern contemporary design.
Entertainment and Restaurant Complex -Ritz Carlton Doha, Qatar: 10 restaurants, 4 cafés, 12 shops and galleries, amphitheatre, landscaping. Competition in collaboration with Atkins on the artificial island of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Area: 33.000m2, Budget: QR90m. Client: Qatar National Hotels
Our proposal for the restaurant and entertainment complex in Doha is generated by its setting on an artificial island. This is our context. It is sufficiently large to enable the possibility of a building complex that creates its own landscape.
Residential Complex for the Ukrainian Religious Association of Santa Sofia Rome: hostel for pilgrims (90 rooms), residence of the Patriarch , Attorney’s residence, residence of the local Bishop, cultural and conference centre, administrative offices of Santa Sofia Religious Association, accommodation for the Ukrainian community, staff and students. Restaurant and Bar. Area: 12500 m2, Budget: €15m. Client: St. Sophia Religious Association.
Programme: Hostel for pilgrims (90 rooms), residence of the Patriarch , Attorney’s residence, residence of the local Bishop, cultural and conference centre, administrative offices of Santa Sofia Religious Association, accommodation for the Ukrainian community, staff and students. Restaurant and Bar.
Competition 2013 Zentral und Landesbibliothek Berlin - Central and Reading Library Berlin - Architecture: King Roselli Architetti and Anne Koenig; Landscape and Urban Planning: OSA
The competition had two aspects to it. On the one hand, the library building with a complex programme of accessory spaces, and on the other, the urban setting of a large area surrounding the building.
The Centipede Kiosk in Archaeological Park, Rome
Competition 2011, First Prize Area- 200 m2, Budget 300,000 euro
Like a centipede the kiosk is composed of segments with two different slopes, relative to the ground. These allow a lot of light to penetrate inside the structure, or the exo-skeleton, and establish an interior/exterior relation with the surrounding park. The kiosk was designed in Core-Ten clad wood chip panel. It features a rolling L-shaped flap that when extended, opens the the kiosk to the public creating an external sitting area. When the flap is closed it means that the kiosk is closed