Mauro Parravicini, director of mauroparravicini architects was born in Como, Italy in 1969. He obtained the Architectural Degree Cum Laude at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 1997. Until 2000 he worked for architectural firms in Italy and France, such as Mario Cucinella Architecs (MCA) and Cuno Brullmann s.a. in Paris. From early 2000 until end 2003 he worked as architect at the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris. This experience was followed by one year at the Giancarlo de Carlo office in Milan (2004) and three years (2005-2008) at OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam as project manager. Between 2008 and early 2010 he has been employed in Delft at Mecanoo architecten as associate architect and project leader. In 2010 he started his own company, mauroparravicini BV, and later mauroparravicini architects, as an opportunity to develop design and research by combining creative pragmatism with social and environmental responsibility.
His personal interest and background is focusing on technical solutions for sustainable design since his thesis: “Towards a reversible architecture, between industrialization and environmental sustainability. A project of dismountable and recyclable housing for a contemporary living”, issued in Milan, in 1997.
During his career he had the opportunity to acquire considerable experience with large scale buildings, namely offices and mixed use. His international background (he speaks Italian, English, French and Dutch) and his technical experience allowed him to work on projects in different countries with high levels of complexity.
In detail, he functioned as project leader since 2005 for The Mercati Generali redevelopment in Rome by OMA (culture, retail, offices, theatre and sport program). From 2006 for two years he has been Project Leader for De Rotterdam tower in Rotterdam (OMA), the largest mixed use tower in the Netherlands (160.000 m2). Since April 2008, for two years he has been leading for the new Municipality Office building and Station in Delft (34.000 m2) at Mecanoo architecten.
He has also been invited as lecturer, teacher or critic at: AA in London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, Cornell University in Rome, Politecnico di Torino, Università di Camerino, Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, Ordine degli Architetti di Varese, Ordine degli Architetti di Como, Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst. Currently he is teaching at the Master of Architecture at the Technical University TU Delft (NL).