Italian Architects in Shanghai + Eastern China

Exhibition Opening Ceremony 

The ITALIAN ARCHITECTS IN SHANGHAI + EASTERN CHINA exhibition is organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai and it will be part of the Shanghai Design Week from October 10th through 12th , linked to the Italian Pavilion. The project is supported by Shanghai Unesco Creative City Promotion Office.

The official opening is on October the 10th at 10 am, Dome Hall. The Consul General of Italy, Stefano Beltrame, will be present together with the Deputy Mayor of Florence, Cristina Giachi, and Chinese Authorities from Jing’An District and Shanghai Unesco Creative City Promotion Office.


The exhibition "Italian Architects in Shanghai + Eastern China” shows sixteen of the best Italian architects in Shanghai and Eastern China: Arcotecnica Group , Virtuarch Architecture Design Consulting, 3GATTI,Progetto CMR, Studio Cerri & Associati, ARR International, Copetti Design Studio, Studio Marco Piva (exhibiting with 5+1AA and Arup), Dedalo Design, Kokaistudios, MAT - MLN Architecture Consulting, Vudafieri Saverino Partners, Dedo Design, Taranta Creation, Fineco Architects, Studio A.


Italy and Shanghai have a close cooperation in the field of design with the “Sino-Italian design Center” opened in Florence, in Villa Strozzi, last March. On the 11th of October 2014 it will be opened officially the Shanghai based corresponding “Sino-Italian design Center” that it will be an incubator for Italian startups.

The Consul General of Italy, Stefano Beltrame, believes that “the cooperation between Italy and Shanghai in the field of design is certainly a best practice. The Milan Expo 2015 – where China will be present with three pavilions - will certainly also promote the cooperation between Shanghai and Italy in the field of design”.


Arcotecnica Group
Arcotecnica’s brand has been introducing and supporting for 35 years the excellence of the Italian real estate market, not only in Italy but in both EU and extra-EU Countries. The Special Projects Department Arcoengineering, constituted by a tight-knit team of engineers and architects highly specialized in the development of retail and commercial structures, boosts a high capacity to optimally analyze markets and their trends.

Virtuarch Architecture Design Consulting
Virtuarch Architecture Design Consulting is an investment by the Swiss architecture studio Virtuarch AG. and it is specialized in high quality projects in the fields of architecture, interior design and decoration, project manager, owner’s representation and consulting. It is the perfect partner for realizing projects in China, with a track record of over 12 years of successful work in China.


3GATTI is an interdisciplinary innovative design studio which integrates cutting edge architecture and the visual arts. It is a Rome-Shanghai based group of architects, designers, artists, builders and thinkers who work collaboratively, operating within the fields of creativity and engineering.


Progetto CMR
Progetto CMR, established in 1994 by Arch. Massimo Roj, is the largest Italian integrated design firm, and world‘s Top 100 architectural firm specializing in integrated design following the principle of “design on human scale” . Progetto CMR headquarters is in Milan, with offices in Rome, Prague, Barcelona, Istanbul, Jakarta, Dubai, Chennai, Athens, Bahrain and Singapore.


Studio Cerri & Associati
In 1998 the partners Pierluigi Cerri and Alessandro Colombo give life to the Studio Cerri & Associati, which carries out its design activities in the fields of architecture, industrial, graphic, exhibition and interior design as well as naval design.


ARR International
The original company was founded in 1991 in Italy by the Italian Architect Renato Russi, new office on 2000 in Hong Kong and from 2004 in Shanghai. Their studio has operated in China since 2000 in Architecture, Urban planning and Interior design; it has local partners in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shenzhen.


Copetti Design Studio
The studio was founded in 1992 by Alessandro Copetti in Italy, and from 2008 he established the office branch in Shanghai. The studio is specialized in interior design and architecture services for both residential and commercial locations, using green innovation materials and smart surfaces.


Studio Marco Piva (exhibiting with 5+1AA and Arup)
Exciting, fluid, functional. This is the language that distinguishes Marco Piva’s architectural creations, product design and interior design. The effort in material research and technology, the value of differentiation, the design innovation,  lead the establishment of Studiodada Associates, whose production becomes one of the most representative of the period of Radical Design.


Dedalo Design
The “Ningbo Dedalo Industrial Design Co. Ltd” company was born from a small company, the “Dedalo Centro Studi srl” in Brescia, founded in 1989. This company was founded with the specific purpose of working with arts, training artists, architects and  professional designers,  in order to develop Italian and foreign industries.


Kokaistudios is an award winning architecture and interior design firm services founded in 2000 in Venice by Italian architects Filippo Gabbiani & Andrea Destefanis. Headquartered in Shanghai since 2002 we have grown into multi-cultural firm of 40 people working on a global scale with projects in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America.


MAT - MLN Architecture Consulting
The studio combines expertise in different areas to provide comprehensive services to design companies, construction companies, decoration companies, developers and private clients. The creative team is made up of Giuseppe Adardo and Cristina Carenzio.


Vudafieri Saverino Partners
Thanks to their professional abilities and their gift of being able to listening to and tell the story of their clients interpreting of spirit of place with sensitivity, Tiziano Vudafieri and Claudio Saverino have been able to take on projects that range from the luxurious concept retail to public works of residential construction, from private villa to business center to objects of design.


Dedo Design
DEDODESIGN was founded in 2001 by Nunzia Carbone. It is a Shanghai-based creative studio collective of architects, designers, thinkers and urban planners active in Asia, Europe and the United States.


Taranta Creation
Enrico Taranta is the Director of Taranta Creations Architecture and Interior Design. For Enrico Taranta, design is not merely about achieving a visual effect. It’s about creating an experience through which life itself is elevated to an art form.


Fineco Architects
Finenco Group, which includes Finenco Engineering, Finenco Architecture and Construction Services and Finenco Architects, is an Italian company registered in Genoa, Italy, where the main office is located.


Studio A
In 2000 Saverio Cazzato created STUDIO A Architetti design studios (Studio A Florence’s former name) and served as its main partner. In the past decade, leading his design team he has accumulated great wealth of experience in architect and in particular in interior design fields, their work has been published in great number of professional magazines.