Profile of mzc+, headquartered in Italy. Six projects submitted by mzc+ have been published on Architecture News Plus (ANP).
A polyhedral firm specialized in the valorization and regeneration of the historical architectural heritage and in interiors, addressed at every scale of design, mzc+ was founded in Treviso in 1979 by Mario Marchetti (Treviso, 1951) and Fabio Zampiero (Strà, Venice, 1950), both graduates of the Iuav in Venice in 1977, developing their theses with Valeriano Pastor. In 1984, Giuseppe Cangialosi (Conegliano, Treviso, 1965) began his collaboration with the firm, and became a partner upon completion of his university studies, graduating in 1995 from the Iuav, where he also later taught as an assistant professor with Marino Narpozzi.
For several years mzc+ has worked with Italian and foreign interns, who interact with a multi-disciplinary team currently composed of 14 professionals. The firm was a consultant to Unindustria from 1996 to 2005, and over time has developed a significant experience in addressing historical projects, especially those involving the Venetian urban palace and patrician villa typologies. Projects in this field include: 1984-1988 Palace formerly known as Rusteghello, Treviso; 1990-1995 Palazzo Celotti, Treviso; 1990-1995 Villa E.G.O. and adjoining barchessa, Pregaziol; 1992-1997 Villa Sugana, Olmi di San Biagio di Callalta; 2005-2010 Villa Zanetti, Villorba. Among its many projects, mzc+ recently renovated Casa Pola and Palazzo Gobbi in Treviso and completed the renovation of three former movie theatres in Treviso for residential and commercial purposes, the offices of the Banca del Gottardo in Treviso, the conversion of a farm into residential units in Cortellazzo (VE), the renovation of the Palazzo dei Sindacati in Mestre (a project for which mzc+ won the first prize of the Premio Architettura Città di Venezia in the "restoration/renovation on the mainland” section), the headquarters for a construction company in Torri di Quartesolo and the renovation of the Caffé Zanarini in Bologna.
Their most important projects include the conversion of an abandoned craft industry area into residential units and the renovation of industrial spaces along the Sile River into an office building, the construction of two buildings for 10 and 18 residential units, an office building in Mestre (LINK), two buildings for ATER public housing in Salgareda (TV), the CGIL headquarters in Mirano (VE), the restoration of villas in Conegliano and in Castagnole di Paese (TV). In 2004, the study coordinated the restoration of several World War I monuments, which were visited by the President of the Republic of the time, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. Particularly significant experiences were their projects for the city of London, which primarily addressed residential themes, and feature one completed work and another in progress. London is also the base for John Pawson, an internationally renowned architect with whom the firm is working on the development of an important residential project in the area of the Veneto. And finally, three years ago, mzc+, in collaboration with two other professional firm in Treviso, founded the Altea Project company which works internationally on design projects at every scale, from urban complexes to design, with particular attention to the former Soviet Union and the Arab countries, including northern Africa. Currently, Altea Project is focusing its work on two important renovation projects in the centre of Tripoli (Libya): the restoration of the Islamic Museum (formerly the residence of the Conte Volpi di Misurata) and of a Koranic school.