Metrogramma is an international company of architecture, urban planning and interior design with headquarters in Milan.
The firm was formed in 1996 starting from a core work and research group of very talented architects with a strong unconventional spirit and the will to experiment. The leader of the group was Andrea Boschetti that established the professional office in 1999 together with Alberto Francini.
This collaboration lasted until 2016 and currently Andrea Boschetti, who continues to be the reference architect of the studio in the role of CEO and artistic director, led the office with two young partners, Arianna Piva and Cecilia Gozzi, and with a multidisciplinary team of professionals (architects, designers, engineers).
Metrogramma won numerous international competitions, never giving up on a pungent and provocative approach to a profession that is often considered too commercial and not very oriented towards the real needs of the human habitat. Many of Metrogramma’s works have distinguished themselves for their innovativeness and experimentation and, therefore, have also become topics of international discussion.
Metrogramma designs at all scales, about planning context we remember the urban research densification scenarios for the growth of the city of Bolzano – Habitat BZ 2001 (Gold Medal for Italian Architecture); Boulevard & Broadway 2008 (research vision developed with the students of some American and Italian universities, and still at the base of many sustainable transformations in New York); the Milan Territory Government Plan (PGT2008-2012), the main part of the current PGT; Milano Future City (2018) which is currently an important reference in the reorganization of the San Babila axis_Corso Venezia_Buenos Aires_viale Monza_via Padova.
About architecture, we can mention the Domus Malles residences (INARCH Award 2010); the project for the new Lombardy Region skyscraper (2003); Scalo Milano City Style (2016), a contemporary shopping center oriented towards the world of design, food, and fashion; Szervita Square Budapest, luxury residential complex and square (2018 currently under construction). There are many projects abroad such as the VVIP Buildings in the Losail Marina area in Doha, Qatar and the tourist-accommodation facility dedicated to the world of skiing, called “Sunny Valley”, in the Urals, Russia. A big complex in the form of a mixed community called MI & YOU (senior living-studentato-sport) in Milan along Viale Forlanini is currently being designed on behalf of CDP sgr.
In the field of interior design, thanks to the professional joint-venture with the London contract company The One Atelier – the undisputed leader in luxury real estate – of which Andrea Boschetti has become the “head of design”, there are many projects under construction in Europe, China, Great Britain, Mexico, the United States and Canada. Many collaborations with famous brands including Fendi Casa, Bentley Home, Bugatti Home, Baccarat la Maison, Karl Lagerfield and many others.
In September 2019 Metrogramma together with Stefano Boeri Architetti and Inside Outside Petra Blaisse, won the International Competition for the urban regeneration of the “Quadrante Val Polcevera” in Genoa, wounded by the collapse of the Morandi Bridge on 14 August 2018.
Metrogramma has also participated to many international exhibitions, including La Biennale di Venezia (2000-2008-2010), the London Exhibition of 2008), the Brasilia Exhibition also of 2008).
Experimentation understood as the logical pathway and backbone of urban evolution is the basis of the Studio’s research design.
The objective of the Grid is knowing how to operate the proper balance of commensurability and proportionality of the parts with rigorous precision, without which the project either devolves into incomplete and mutilated discontent or, on the contrary, grows heavy with excessive hubris.
The Unit is the clarifying entity of the architectural process from beginning to end. A composite and stratified unit, holding within it the complexity of the resulting spatial configuration, is one of the most significant roots of Metrogramma’s philosophy.
Citing Giancarlo De Carlo, it is perhaps that in a fluid state, without the marginal constraints of space and time, architecture becomes “generous and meaningful for human beings as a gracious and delicate extension of natural order”.
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