AMAA COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTURE OFFICE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
AMAA was founded in 2012 by Marcello Galiotto and Alessandra Rampazzo based on their working experience alongside Massimo Carmassi and Sou Fujimoto. The professional practice is combined with academic researches and with their role as TA at the University: they both graduated from Iuav in 2010 and they completed their PhD in Architectural Design (Galiotto, 2015) and History of Architecture (Rampazzo, 2017).
Both for private commissions and for national and international competitions, they are very much used to working with a variety of scales from small details to global designs thanks to a multidisciplinary team and consultants. Architecture is indeed a collaborative attitude rather than the expression of a personal one.
Since 2010, they have been awarded many national and international prizes, including the Runner Up prize in Europan 11 competition (Linz, AT) and the third prize at House in Milano Sesto Competition. In 2015 they have been selected as finalists in the Federico Maggia Award 2015, and as Architects of the Year Under 36 - New Italian Blood. In 2019 they received the Special Mention in Europan 15 competition (Graz, AT) for the project Island (e)scape.
In 2019, as a temporary grouping (RTP), AMAA won the first prize for the design and construction of a 9-residences housing building for IPES in Bressanone (BZ) and for the extension of the RSA 'Rosa dei Venti' in Borgo Chiese (TN), both currently at the final draft stage. In 2020, as a temporary grouping (RTP), they were awarded first prize for the design of Verdi Theater in Terni, Italy. In 2021, as a temporary grouping (RTP), together with DEMOGO and Angelo Renna for landscape, AMAA won the first prize for the urban renovation project proposal “Polo Civico Flaminio” in Rome.
The restoration of the Santa Croce Convent in Venice received the honorable mention in the Cappochin Award 2015 (regional section), while the renovation of The [B] Zone was selected among the 10 best regional works in the Cappochin Award 2017 and selected as finalist in The Plan Award 2018. In 2020 AMAA ‘Final Outcome’ project was awarded first prize in Young Italian Architects competition.
In 2015 AMAA opened a branch office in Arzignano (VI), in addition to the main office in Venice.
source: AMAA collaborative architecture office for research and development