Studio Ricatti
Studio Ricatti

Studio Ricatti

Architects from Corso Andrea Palladio, 25, Vicenza, Italy
Studio Ricatti’s work relects 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. In 1991-1992, as President of the Association of Architects of Vicenza, Pierpaolo Ricatti organized two restoration seminars with the Artisan Association of the province of Vicenza and the Order of Architects of the province of Vicenza, whose participants included Arch. Massimo Carmassi, Prof. Salvatore Di Pasquale, Professor Paolo Marconi, Arch. Mario Piana, Arch. Paolo Portoghesi.In the ield of restoration, its most signiicant professional works have been on the the fourteenth-century Palazzo del Capitano in Soave (Verona), now the town hall (1985), and the restoration of the historical monuments of Villa Cà Priuli in Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza), (1993-1999). Also in 2004, it restored the outbuildings of Villa Caldogno in Caldogno (Vicenza).

From 1994 to 2004, it worked in a temporary association with the studio of architect Umberto Riva on several projects and competitions. They won irst 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 inal design for the redevelopment of Piazza Matteotti in Vicenza. In recent years, it has 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, completed in September 2010.

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