The firm Arassociati was founded in 1997 by Marco Brandolisio, Giovanni da Pozzo and Massimo Scheurer, architects that started to develop their professional vision in the studio of Aldo Rossi since 1982 and becoming his closest collaborators in the Milan office. Since its beginning Arassociati has designed and constructed numerous buildings for both public and private use in Italy and across Europe. In its ventures, the firm seeks to expand its architectural prowess by pursuing continuity between the building and the environment of the city or territory while adhering to rational building construction principles.
The firm in 2004 received the International Architecture Theatre Award for the reconstruction of the Fenice in Venice, while in 2008 was published the book about the making of Tiscali Campus and in 2013 the monograph “Arassociati – architectures”, both published by Electa. Various projects have been published in magazines on architecture and other related sectors. The office activity has also been demonstrated through participation in exhibitions, conferences and international competitions.
Among the major achievements: the reconstruction of La Fenice Theather in Venice, the renovation of former Philips Site in Louven, the StarHotel Rosa Grand in Piazza Fontana in Milan, the Campus Tiscali in Cagliari Sa’ Illetta, the University Library at the cloisters of the Carmine in Brescia, the housing and office development at Muller Martini Site in Zurich, the Modern Art Gallery MAMbo in Bologna, the restoration and expansion of Theatre National Populaire of Villeurbanne-Lyon and the Heydar Aliyev Museum in Baku. The studio designed the Azerbaijan pavilion at Expo-Milan 2015 and completed the renovation and new interior design of the Hotel ME Il Duca by Melià in Milan. Also worth mentioning are the residential projects in via Varese 19 and corso Garibaldi 95 in the historic center of Milan, the renovation of the Casa degli Artisti in Brera, the Hotel VIU in the Porta Nuova area and the construction of the new Civic Theater in Rho (Milan ). Since 2016, an important residential and hotel project has been under construction in Canouan in the Caribbean (Granadine).
Arassociati won in 2018 in partnership with Stefano Boeri Architetti and AG&P the competition for the “Corte verde” residential intervention on the San Cristoforo area in Milan, now developed with the “Milano 5.0” project. In 2019 the studio was commissioned to design the Meysari Hotel and Spa Complex project in Azerbaijan.
More recently, the studio is engaged in the construction of various new residential interventions in Milan including Porta Nuova Centro, Garibaldi 123, the complexes of via Varese 10, via Compagnoni 12, via Mangone 6, via Adamello 10, via Rovello 14-16 and via San Faustino 65 within the PP in via dei Canzi in addition to the redevelopment of the former Cinema Arti.