Antonio Citterio, Italy (*1950)
He graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic and opened his studio in 1972 where he
started his architectural and interior design business.
Between 1987 and 1996 he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they created buildings in Europe and Japan.
Among his most significant works: the restyling of a block in the historical centre of Seregno, Esprit headquarters in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Milan, industrial plants for Vitra, in Germany, and for Antonio Fusco, in Milan.
In 1999 “Antonio Citterio and Partners” was founded by Citterio and Patricia Viel, a multidisciplinary studio for architectural design, industrial design and graphics.
Patricia Viel was born in Milano in 1962. She graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic in 1987 and she started her collaboration with Antonio Citterio in 1986 as project leader.
Head of the architecture department, she is now actively involved in the firm management.
From 2005 she is member of the National Institute of Architecture IN/ARCH.
The studio develops projects for residential complexes, apartment buildings, hotels, trade centres, industrial sites, restructuring of public buildings, planning of workspace, offices and showrooms ; it is also operational in the field of corporate communication - implementing corporate image projects, fittings, graphics - and in the field of industrial design. Antonio Citterio works for Italian and foreign companies such as Albatros – Sanitec Group, Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Fusital, Guzzini, Iittala, Inda, Kartell, Maxalto, Pozzi Ginori - Sanitec Group, Skantherm, Tre Più, Vitra.
In 2000 the new headquarters opened in Milan, Via Cerva 4, and in May of that same year new offices were opened in Hamburg, 75b Wrangelstrasse.
In 2002 the construction of the building where the headquarters of the Edel Company are located, along the Elba river, was completed as well as an office building in Neuerwall, two constructions for offices and textile manufacturing in Legnano and Lecco and the headquarters of the CR&S Centre completed with showroom and offices for B&B Italia in Novedrate.
Between 2003 and 2004, a corporate image project was implemented for De Beers (London and Tokyo) and, in May 2004, the Bulgari Hotel was inaugurated in Milan, the first of a chain of luxury hotels known as “Bulgari Hotels and Resorts”.
In 2005 the restructuring of the historical Town Hall of Clusone, facing Piazza dell’Orologio, the project for the headquarters and nursery of the drug company GlaxoSmithKline in Verona, the project for a law firm in Sondrio, Italy were completed; added to this two projects for private house, one in Basel, Switzerland, the other in Sardinia, Italy.
In September 2006 the Bulgari Resort in Bali has been inaugurated as well as the Aspesi showroom in the Milanese fashion district Via Montenapoleone.
In January 2007 Antonio Citterio and Partners wins the international architectural competition for the renovation of the Ferrante Aporti building (former Italian post office) in Milan.
The project for a new “Technogym Village” in Cesena (production site, offices and trade centre), the former Riva Calzoni re-conversion, in Milan, has produced a business district, a new square in Busto Arsizio and in Rozzano, the renovation of the urban ex-Martinelli area in Morbegno, all in Itlay, individual houses are underway.
From 2006, Antonio Citterio is professor at the Accademia di Architettura dell’Università della Svizzera Italiana.
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