MAB Arquitectura is an architectural firm founded by Floriana Marotta and Massimo Basile in 2004 and based in Barcelona and Milan.
The approach of the office is based on the research of a unique, pragmatic and site-specific architecture imbued with a strong identity, developed from user needs and totally respectful with the urban conditions where it is conceived. The studio research focuses on the eco-neighborhood design, the reuse and transformation of buildings and brownfields as a contemporary requirement and as a sustainable development strategy.
The office works within private and public field, moving between the architecture of residential buildings, schools, offices and the planning at urban and landscape scale. Among the most relevant works, the Social Housing and Public Park project of Via Gallarate in Milan, The Patronage Laïque – Cultural Centre and social housing for young workers in Paris, Leone XIII residential building in Milan, Cartier Armonia – residential and commercial complex in Timisoara, Rumania.
MAB’s work was exhibited at the Italian Pavilion in the XII and XIV Biennale of Architecture in Venice (2010 and 2014), in Paris at the exhibition “Habiter 2011” and in “Vers les nouveaux logements sociaux” at the Cité de l’ Architecture et du Patrimoine. Via Gallarate project was awarded with the InArch/ANCE 2011 Prize and it was nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe Award 2011 and for the Gold Metal for Italian Architecture 2012.
The Patronage Laïque project was awarded with the INARCH-ANCE 2014 Prize, and with the Honourable Mention in CNAPPC Prize.