Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design Course starting February 4th, 2020 Deadline October 25th, 2019

The history of Kartell is one of the richest and most significant in the Italian design scene. Since 1949 the company has revolutionized the design of products with a global influence and a quality recognized all over the world. The pieces that have become iconic are many and are now exhibited in the Milanese museum, part of the famous factory designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri and Ignazio Gardella. The permanent display of the museum – 1999 – covers more than 2,000 square metres, and was designed by architect Ferruccio Laviani.

The Museum, as stated in the website description, may be visited under reservation and operates to spread the knowledge of design culture to the public through publications and research, guided visits and exhibits. These fundamental missions must be preserved and extended.



The objective of this competition is to present Kartell ideas for a new museum that not only describes the history of the company but also imagines the future of design. The participant is invited to design a building that can contain these important missions by contextualizing it in a specific area of their city or a city that they consider iconic. Starting from the observation of Kartell products, the student will have to find an architectural solution that can include both urban quality and specific company characteristics. The student will also have to understand if the museum formula, in the traditional sense, is the most suitable to contain and tell the story of Kartell and its future. Showing examples and case studies, the student will decide which exhibition approach is best to use. The project must present technical details that can confirm the feasibility whilst retaining a highly experimental approach.

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