THE STUDIO


ALESSANDRO SCANDURRA

Alessandro Scandurra established Scandurra Studio Architettura – SSA in Milan in 2001. Working in Italy and abroad, he designed the corporate headquarters of Philips Italia and Zurich Insurance Italia, the first Smart District in Italy, stores, and hotels. He also rennovated historical buildings. He is the artistic director of several companies.
He is curator of Palladio Museum, he was the scientific director of Fondazione Portaluppi and he is member of the landscape commitee of the Municipality of Milan.
He received nominations and mentions for awards such as Medaglia d’Oro, the Mies Van Der Rohe award and the Compasso d’Oro.
He takes part to the international debate by holding conferences in different countries. He participated at the Venice Architecture Biennale and at the Milan Triennale.

Besides his career as a designer, he also teaches and has written numerous essays and other publications. He is the author of the book “Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Umberto Riva, Carlo Scarpa and the origin of things”. He has taught at the Milan Polytechnic Institute and now he is a visiting professor at SUPSI, in Switzerland.

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Project Leaders

TEAM

Nicola Bianchi associate engineer
Michele Alberti    senior architect
Alessandro Danesi    senior architect   
Stefano Foà    senior architect   
Poé Matteo George    senior architect
Simona Loparco    senior architect
Federica Nasturzio    senior architect
Barbara Soro    senior architect
Silvia Zauli    senior architect  

Marzia De Giovanni    architect  
Elena Marchini    engineer
Riccardo Radaelli    architect
Cristina Tudela Molino    architect
Giulia Zanetti    architect   

Sara Barone    junior architect
Simona Bettoni    interior designer
Edoardo Lonardi    junior architect     
Marco Modesti    junior architect
Francesca Rigobon    junior architect

CONSULTANTS

Jacopo Acciaro    lighting designer
Sara Bernardelli    quantity surveyor
Marco Caprini    quantity surveyor
Paola Colombo    office manager
Pino Guidolotti    photographer
Margherita Matarrese    administration
Giuseppe Merlino    quantity surveyor
Stefano Mirti    marketing and comunication
Ivan Pavlovic    rendering
Jacopo Pellegrini    landascape designer
Filippo Romano    photographer


SSA – AN ENDLESS RESEARCH UPON SPACE AND CONTEMPORANEITY

Scandurra Studio Architettura, founded by Alessandro Scandurra in 2001, works on projects at every scale, pursuing an endless research upon space and contemporaneity.

With clients such as Zurich, Coima, Savills, Kryalos, Ardian, Hines, EuroMilano, Generali, Estel, Luceplan, Palladio Museum, Peck, NH Hotels, SSA realizes projects around the world, developing numerous themes: territorial planning, urban and architectonic design, interior design in its various types – residential, office, restaurants and bars, hotels – exhibit design, product design.This diversification is due to a structured office, qualified in the different architectural disciplines,a multidisciplinary and multicultural team aimed at the development of projects showing high communicative capacity and market intellectual research, strictly tied to the representative values of Italian culture around the world for both product design and architecture.This research focuses on Alessandro Scandurra’s role as artistic director for Italian design companies and as a scientific director for the Fondazione Portaluppi in Milan. He edited the coordinated image of Luceplan and Estel, designing showrooms.and stands in Milan, Copenhagen, Moscow, Beijing, New York, Frankfurt, Paris.
He has held conferences all over the world, including the Venice Biennale, the Milan Triennale, and the Politecnico di Milano. He writes of architecture in Italian newspapers, magazines and lifestyle, and has published books such as “The Origin of Things” (Marsilio Editori) in 2011, or as “Miami, the sunshine city” for Miami’s “Architectures and Urban Interiors” edited by Corriere della Sera in 2017.

From 2004 to 2007, he has been teaching at the Politecnico di Milano, and since 2005, he is visiting professor at the SUPSI University School in Lugano, Switzerland.
Among the latest projects are to be mentioned Cascina Merlata Up Town, the first Smart District in Italy, Via Mazzini 9, smart offices in Milano’s main center, Testi 280 in Bicocca Business District, Expo Gate, info-point of Expo 2015, completed in 2014 and shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Awards 2015.
In 2009 SSA completes Zurich Insurance Italian headquarters, nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2011, and finalist in Medaglia d’Oro all’Architettura Italiana 2012.

Clients

Awards

EXPO GATE

Fundació Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 – Shortlisted
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ZURICH INSURANCE COMPANY ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS

Medaglia d’Oro per l’Architettura Italiana 2012 – Finalist
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ZURICH INSURANCE COMPANY ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS

Fundació Mies van der Rohe Award 2011 – Nominated
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MEDAGLIA D’ORO PER L’ARCHITETTURA ITALIANA 2009

XXII Compasso d’Oro – Nominated
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PIERO PORTALUPPI

XX Compasso d’Oro – 2nd place
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Competitions

 

CASCINA MERLATA RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX (UNITS R2 R3)

2016 / EuroMilano Spa open competition – Winner

With Recchi Engineering, ZDA Zanetti Design Architettura,
Ai Group, Federico Oliva Associati

EXPO GATE

2013 / Milano EXPO 2015 Info Point Competition – Winner

PLAYGROUND SCHOOL COMPLEX – CASCINA MERLATA

2013 / Competition on invitation – Finalist

VELODROMO MASPES VIGORELLI

2013 / International competition – Finalist

NATURA/IPERNATURA – GRANITI FIANDRE

2013 / Competition on invitation – Winner

ABB PLANT MITIGATION STRATEGY

2012 / Competition on invitation – Winner

PIRANESI HOUSING

2009 / Competition on invitation – 2nd place

FARO DE SATÈLITE

2008 / XI Concurso de Ideas Internacional Arquine – Mention

NEW REGIONE LOMBARDIA HEADQUARTERS

2004 / International competition – 3rd place

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