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RED, Bookshop & Bistro
Corso Garibaldi, Milan, Italy
In collaboration with Obelo, Teresa Meana & Marianna Merisi
Completed 2018

RED concept integrates the tradition of the Feltrinelli bookshops with Italian culinary tradition, generating a new cultural space. Two old housing buildings in Corso Garibaldi were linked for the new RED: a sequence of small spaces in two levels, originally designed for domestic use. A new axis is opened connecting the street with three patios, generating light and spaces that combine the new public scale with the domestic atmosphere of the actual building. The old materials and the new steel reinforcements are left “as found” revealing the history of the place.
Photo: © Studio Shafei

 

 

Vitra Pelota, temporary exhibition
Salone del Mobile 2018, Milan, Italy
Executive Architect
Completed 2018

The designer Robert Stadler, who curated and staged the exhibition, has created an expansive panorama of some 200 objects, drawing on the extensive Vitra archives to juxtapose current products with classics, prototypes, special editions and future visions. The show places a central focus on the social function of furniture in society.
The exhibition ‘Typecasting’ offers a new view of Vitra. In the spacious Pelota arena, a panoramic display of around 200 objects portrays the past, present and future of ‘Project Vitra’. Robert Stadler, who curated and designed the show, emphasises the social role of furniture – and of chairs in particular – as a key theme. Along with their obvious practical use as seating, chairs have historically always had an additional representative function: the selection of a specific chair is also a personal act of image cultivation.
Photo: © Julien Lanoo
Photo 2: © Marco Menghi

 

 

Feeniks Church
Ylivvieska, Finland
In collaboration with, Lindroos Architects Studio Shafei & Pedrocchi Architects
Competition 2017

In 2016 the central church of Ylivieska, Finland, was destroyed in act of arson that levelled the 18th-century wooden structure into a pile of ash. The proposal uses the old church section drawing as a source of design, creating a new building from the remembrance and exploring the importance of memory in architecture. The new building serves the function of the former church while creating a contemporary structure that responds to its context in a new way that integrates the renewed ruins of the old temple.

 

 

RED, Bookshop & Bistro
City Life, Milan, Italy
In collaboration with Obelo & Teresa Meana
Completed 2017

RED concept integrates the tradition of the Feltrinelli bookshops with Italian culinary tradition, generating a new cultural space. The RED City Life stands in a new shopping mall close to the city centre of Milan. The challenge is to create a specific location within a generic place. A light wood structure defines the limit of the shop while the combination of the program is set on a chessboard layout that allows to combine and overlap both functions (bookshop and restaurant) while keeping an independent path for each one of them.
Photo: © Iván Morán G-R

 

 

Fondazione Feltrinelli
Milan, Italy
Project Manager for Herzog & de Meuron
Completed 2016

From 2007 to 2017 Mateo Mori Meana worked for Herzog & de Meuron as project manager of the Fondazione Feltrinelli in Milan, among other projects. It was a great experience to collaborate from concept to completion of this building completed in 2016.
The masterplan is based on the geometries of the two historical elements that shaped the surroundings: the city walls (Mura Spagnole S.XVI) and the gate (Porta Volta SXIX). This geometries where taken from the urban proposal up to the very last detail into the architecture. Three concepts related to Milan’s architectural tradition were the driven force during the process: structure, scale and repetition. The concrete elements shaped by the historical geometries become structure, facade and space.
Photo: © Filippo Romano

 

 

El Bosque de la Maga Colibrí, Bookshop
Gijón, Spain
In collaboration with Teresa Meana & Marilys Meana
Completed 2014

El Bosque de la Maga Colibrí is a reading promotion project that combines the sale of quality books with the enhancement of reading in all areas. After becoming a regional and state reference in their former location, they searched for a new location that would allow to span their activities and become a cultural meeting point for the city.
The project takes profit of the complexity of the existing furniture warehouse - a linear shop with three different entrances - creating areas that can be used together or independently. The teamwork with the client helped to generate program from spaces and spaces from programs.
The bookshop develops itself from a ramp/stair that solves accessibility, acts as a bookshelf and a reading stand. A large sliding door connects this first space with the workshops and the multifunctional space with its stage excavated on top of an existing parking ramp. The finishes are left white as an architectural background for the vivid figure of the books and activities.
Photo: Iván Morán G-R

 

 

Various
In collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron
2007 –‌‌‌ 2017

During the ten year collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron, Mateo Mori Meana participated, among other projects, in the Expo Milan 2015 Slow Food pavilion (concept to completion), and in the Castagnola housing project in Lugano (construction supervision)
Photo Castagnola: © Studio Daulte
Photo Expo Milano: © Marco Jetti

 

about

Mori Meana Architecture is an international studio led by Mateo Mori Meana since 2017. The practice is established between Gijón and Milan developing projects in the fields of architecture, design and urbanism. During the recent experiences in Italy, Spain and Switzerland, the office established a strong network of collaborators with diverse backgrounds and expertise in order to develop projects in different locations and on a wide range of scales.

 

resume

2017 Founder of Mori Meana Architecture
2007 –‌‌‌ 2017 Architect at Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
2006 –‌‌‌ 2008 Master’s degree ETSA Barcelona, Spain
2006  Architect at Barakat Tarabay, Milan, Italy
2005 Architect at Hidalgo Hartmann, Barcelona, Spain
1999 –‌‌‌ 2005  Master of Architecture ETSA Sevilla, Spain
2002 –‌‌‌ 2003 Politecnico di Milano, Italy
2000 Intership at MGM, Sevilla, Spain
1995 –‌‌‌ 1999 ETSA Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
1977 Born in Gijón, Spain
 

projects

RED, Bookshop & Restaurant
Corso Garibaldi, Milan, Italy
In collaboration with Obelo, Teresa Meana & Marianna Merisi
Completed 2018

Vitra Pelota, temporary exhibition
Salone del Mobile 2018, Milan, Italy
Executive Architect
Completed 2018

RED, Bookshop & Restaurant
City Life, Milan, Italy
In collaboration with Obelo & Teresa Meana
Completed 2017

RED, Bookshop & Restaurant
Porta Romana, Milan, Italy
In collaboration with Obelo & Teresa Meana
Completed 2017

Feeniks Church
Ylivvieska, Finland
In collaboration with, Lindroos Architects Studio Shafei & Pedrocchi Architects
Competition 2017

RED, Bookshop & Restaurant
Via Tomacelli, Roma, Italy
In collaboration with Obelo, Teresa Meana, Marianna Merisi & Blue Mambor
Completed 2017

Fondazione Feltrinelli
Milan, Italy
Project Manager with Herzog & de Meuron
Completed 2016

El Bosque de la Maga Colibrí, Bookshop
Gijón, Spain
In collaboration with Teresa Meana & Marilys Meana
Completed 2014

Castagnola, Housing Project
Lugano, Switzerland
Construction supervision with Herzog & de Meuron
Completed 2017

Slow Food, Pavilion
Expo Milan 2015 Milan, Italy
Architect with Herzog & de Meuron
Completed 2015

Culiacán, multifuntional space
Botanical Garden Culiacán, Mexico
Concept design with Herzog & de Meuron
Project 2014

Arrecife, Urban masterplan
Spain
Concept design with Herzog & de Meuron
Project 2012

Novartis Office building
Basel, Switzerland
Schematic design with Herzog & de Meuron
Completed 2015

Tehuamixtle, Urban masterplan
Mexico
Concept with Herzog & de Meuron
Project 2010

High rise office building
Guadalajara, Mexico
Schematic Design with Herzog & de Meuron
Project 2008

Goya Museum
Zaragoza, Spain
Construction Documents with Herzog & de Meuron
Project 2007

 

contact

Studio SPAIN
Avenida Rufo Rendueles, 9
33203 Gijón
Spain

Studio ITALY
Via San Marco 24
210121 Milano
Italy

Invoice
Mateo Mori Meana
NIF 10893657Y
Camino de Salientes 135
33391 Gijón
Spain

info@morimeana.com
+34 658 39 94 48