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Founded in 1996 by Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario, Piuarch means openness: the ability to incorporate different viewpoints and approaches in one single project, creating a network further enhanced by technical and cultural contributions from professionals and consultants from different field. The firm – located in a very distinctive courtyard in Milan’s Brera district, is made up of about 40 architects and engineers from all over the world. A collective that creates architecture, landscapes, interiors and brand design for clients like Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci, Givenchy with an highlight on sustainability and innovative solutions. In over twenty years of activity, Piuarch has tackled a wide range of different design themes on different scales, showing a very special awareness of the interaction between architecture and context, relationship with art and attention to detail, the use of natural materials and a focus on energy-saving.