Company Profile

Led by Giancarlo Ghirardelli this architecture firm has offices in Italy and France.

The practice collaborates with planners, architects, designers, model makers, landscapers, graphic designers and engineers, with projects built across Europe.

GhirardelliArchitetti is characterized by an innovative approach as well as interdisciplinary skills and experiences consolidated over two decades through the design of:

master plans,
offices, residential buildings,
cultural centers, leisure centers,
retail developments, hotels, shopping malls,
public buildings,
interior design and product design.

Every stage of each project, from feasability to concept and from planning to construction, is carried out in close contact with the Client. 
Based on the features of each project, an ad-hoc team is created and coordinated by a project-manager who interacts with professional engineering consultants under our the direction.

Regular internal meetings are aimed at discussing on-going projects as well as promoting dialogue, creativity and common solutions.

The planning phase makes use of a model room, technologically equipped for the construction of multiple scale architectural models in different materials to provide an effective tool for both an overall and highly detailed display of the project.

GhirardelliArchitetti conducts research work in the field of design and in particular the renovation/restoration and transformation of real estate assets.

Through many achievements both in the private and public sector, the search for new forms of technical innovation has led the agency to play a role in the current debate on architecture. Indeed, many of the firm’s constructed buildings show a strong stylistic and innovative identity from a technical and functional perspective.

The Project acquires technical and formal coherence through constant dialogue amongst the various stakeholders and the holistic approach of the various phases.

The project’s approach tends to link the architectural object to its territorial and cultural context in which it will find its functional links.

Participation in international competitions is an opportunity for us to investigate the relationships between architecture, theme and context in a bid to find a language that can formally interpret the complex relationship between meaning and function.

The many documents produced in recent years in the field of design and construction are a contribution to the still open debate on the relationship between the architect and architecture and the risk of homogenization in the international context.