Studio

Pierpaolo Ricatti

Studio Ricatti’s work reflects its extensive range of interests, running the gamut from designing homes to schools, industrial sites, restorations, landscape design and urban planning. The Studio has been hired to design numerous school buildings, forming a partnership as (SBR PROGETTI) from 1976 to 1982, working with Arch. Franco Stella. It completed numerous schools in the Vicenza area, some of which have been published in leading Italian and international architecture magazines, including L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui (April 1977 and October 1980), Guida all’Architettura Moderna. Italy, Zanichelli 1988, Architetti Veneti, Volume 1, Biblioteca dell’Immagine 1993. At the same time, it gained experience in urban planning with projects such as the Development Plan of C.M. Leogra-Timonchio, published in ”Spazio e Società”, no. 15/16 1981 and the Guideline Design for Restoring the Contradas, INARCH 91/92 honorable mention, published in ‘Architettura’ magazine, Dec. 1992 no. 446. From 1994 to 2004, it worked in a temporary association with the studio of architect Umberto Riva on several projects and competitions. They won first prize in a national competition by invitation for the development of Piazza della Farnesina in Rome, followed by the working design, then built (published in Area no. 48 January-February 2000); a closed competition for a development concept for the Trade Fair Complex in Vicenza; a design competition for restoring the Complesso del Pio Loco delle Penitenti in Venice, and the Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia, then built (published in Lotus International No. 116, March 2003; awarded in May 2003 by the Triennale di Milano with the Gold Medal for Italian architecture), renovation project for the outbuildings of Villa Caldogno, in Caldogno (Vicenza), then built (published in Paesaggio Urbano No. 6 December 2009); preliminary and final design for the redevelopment of Piazza Matteotti in Vicenza. In recent years, it designed several industrial facilities for the Diesel SpA group, including the new Diesel Kids Diesel Props Headquarters in Marostica (Vicenza),  reviewed in Architetti No. November 11, 2008 and in Quaderni del Territorio. Pedemontana Veneta, Il Poligrafo, June 2009 and the new Diesel Headquarters. Diesel Headquarters project’s has been selected for Italian Pavillon “Le Architetture del Made in Italy” in XIII International Architecture Exhibition in Venice 2012. In 2012 won 2nd prize for the development of Square Martyrs Partisans in Sassuolo (Modena) and in 2014 won 2nd prize for New University in the Arcispedale Sant’Anna a Cona (Ferrara).In spring 2016 has been opened at Caesarea in Israel Delta Galil Headquarters (one of the most established textile manufacturer with 9000 employees around the world) which Studio Ricatti has designed Interior Design.