We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Tili Wine Italy Guest Homes" competition – Meninno Architects from Italy!

Meninno Architects from Italy

Meninno Architects is an architecture and engineering company that deals with integrated design, ranging from strategic conception to architectural design, from the coordination of all the professionals involved in the building process to construction management, up to the complete realization of the project. The company, located in northeastern Italy in Gorizia, is the result of over twenty years of experience, has evolved into a team capable of following the architectural project in every phase, both on a small and large scale.

Brief information about the projects that your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?

Areas of activity include architectural, interior and landscape design, offering a service for public and private clients.

Over the years, the studio has developed projects for different scales of design that have received both national and international awards and have been published in both architectural books and specialist magazines. Among the various noteworthy are: Redevelopment of Borgo Castello and Seghizzi Sq. In Gorizia, Corten Garden fo IrisAcqua, Mark Medical offices, Aureliana offices, SWG offices, SK Villa, redevelopment of Villa Schiozzi, House for a mosaicist, Housing MonteSanto.

In addition to design, the firm is actively involved in university scientific research on the topics of strategic urban design, architecture and intermodality, urban densification, housing design and architectural composition in general.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

The architect has a role with very important social repercussions, both on a practical and cultural level, and this is demonstrated by the fact that it is a profession that for thousands of years has continued to provide answers to human needs. Today more than ever, there is a need for an intellectually honest approach, capable of reaffirming the centrality of a discipline that is fundamental to human living without falling into passing fads or technicalities for their own sake. There is a need to focus on the design of places with great spatial quality, where composition and beauty are once again placed at the centre of the project.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Architecture competitions provide an opportunity to explore specific topics in a research-like manner. Experimentation, in these cases, can be more advanced, with positive spin-offs on other projects as well.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

Participating in architecture competitions provides a great opportunity to compare oneself with other professionals and to investigate your own limits, experimenting and overcoming them.

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