We provide pragmatic solutions and we enjoy being creative. That’s why we define our work as: “creative pragmatism”.
As mauroparravicini architects we believe in a close collaboration between all the parties involved in a project. We involve our clients and consultants from the beginning of the design process in order to share our reciprocal visions. We believe in a global approach to design, which includes both social and technical aspects. Beside our pragmatic research for functional solutions we aim for a built environment based on human and natural needs. We believe that natural and technical solutions are not contradictory but complementary.
The top-level international experience of Mauro Parravicini has widely developed within important offices such as Giancarlo De Carlo in Milan, Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris, Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Mecanoo in the Netherlands. This allows us to manage and develop projects at any scale, from product design up to urban layouts.
Our private clients can trust Mauro's long experience in detailing and construction. Our public and corporate clients can rely on the strong team-work attitude of Mauro Parravicini, his long experience as project leader on large scale buildings and public spaces, and his transversal and rich professional knowledge.
We are paying much attention to sustainability also thanks to the fascination of Mauro on circularity, started at the Politecnico in Milan 20 years ago, and today developed with his students at TU Delft in the Master of Architecture.
We develop projects internationally and in particular in the Netherlands and Italy where we are present with our partners. Our work is often the result of wide multidisciplinary collaborations. We regularly work with consultants, architects, engineers and artists based in different countries. Mauro Parravicini is one of the founders and initiator of Urban Arcipelago, a multidisciplinary think tank addressing urban and social improvement through design and research.
image: Willemieke van den Brink
De Rotterdam | OMA | image © Mauro Parravicini 2015
Delft Station | Mecanoo | image © Mauro Parravicini 2019
As project leader Mauro Parravicini has contributed to the design of two iconic buildings in the Netherlands: De Rotterdam tower by OMA, and the Delft Station and municipality offices, by Mecanoo Architecten.
(people who worked with us since 2009): Mauro Parravicini (founder, director), Matteo Bettoni, Eraldo Brandimarte, Raymond van den Broek, Tülay Bilici, Ilaria Costa, Michela Cristofani, Nathalie Frankowski, Cruz Garcia, Doris Harding, Adriaan Jurriens, Michael van der Keur, Maarten Kop, Jaap Le, Elena Leontari, Francesca Meineri, Matteo Meschiari, Cristina Cassandra Murphy, Claudia Muzi, Ruoning Ni, Kelly Otter, Erica Pellegrini, Riccardo Pellizzari, Mariana Popescu, Gabriele Rinchi, Emanuele Risdonne, Carolina Sironi, Andrea Stevanato, Immanuel Tashiro, Tijn van de Wijdeven, Willem Wopereis.
Project partners (other people we enjoyed working with): Rebecca Agnes, Laura Alvarez, Francesco Besozzi, Peter Booms, Edwin Bos (Rred communications), Willemieke van den Brink (Echter ontwerp), Bloeme Brusse, Francesco Garofalo (Openfabric), Luca Pietro Gattoni, Andrea Gerosa, Marco Ghielmetti, Kai van Hasselt (Noha), Maurice Hermens (Royal HaskoningDHV), Pieter Janssens, Anne-Marth Kuilder (Ministerie van Onverwachte Zaken), Rene Louter, Fred Lubben (Bureau Broersma), Mecanoo International, Marcel van Lieshout (Move Mobility), Pavel Matyska, Harald Mooij, Marco Prestini, Marta M. Roy Torrecilla (Kartonkraft), Martine van Oostveen (Royal HaskoningDHV), Stefano Seneca, Michiel Visscher (Royal HaskoningDHV), Daan Vulkers (Unknown Architects), Keimpke Zigterman (Unknown Architects).
Urban Arcipelago is a multidisciplinary team of creative thinkers issuing from different backgrounds and nationalities and sharing a strong interest towards urban strategies and the future of our urbanized territories. Mauro Parravicini is the co-founder among others since 2016. Please read more here.
New Urban Networks is a design think tank founded in 2020 that issues from the experience of Urban Arcipelago as response to new urgent needs in the field of housing and circularity at the verge of the urban environment. It relates closely to the previous research of Mauro at Politecnico di Milano, and to the current one at TU Delft. Together with Harald Mooij, teacher of dwelling at TU Delft, Mauro is co-founder of New Urban Networks. Other members are Marta M. Roy Torrecilla, Francesco Garofalo and Jeroen Bos.