Romolo Calabrese

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Romolo Calabrese
BornMilan, 1966
PracticeRRC Studio

Romolo Calabrese, is an Italian architect, active nationally and internationally in the design field and in theoretical debate.[1] He was born in Milan and studied architecture at Politecnico di Milano where he graduated in 1998. From 1995 to 1997 he trained at Aldo Rossi's office, who he collaborated with on several projects. In 1999 he founded RRC Studio Architetti in Milan and in 2003 he opened a second office in Cap d'Ail, France. By participating in many architectural competitions, he won in 2007 the first prize for the construction of a block of "Viviendas y Oficinas"[2] in Zaragoza, a project within Expo 2008's urban development of the city. Later he participated in Rizoma's exhibition: "Biennale Giovani Architetti Italiani".[3] In 2012 he won the first prize for a secondary school in Berlingo.[4]

In 2011 he founded STUDIO Architecture and Urbanism magazine.

Selected projects[edit]

Xiang River Tower - Changsha
  • 2014 New city development, Al Dhakira, Qatar
  • 2013 Residential building, Milan, Italy
  • 2013 New town masterplan, Pudong Shanghai, China
  • 2013 Professional School, Riaz Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 2013 Xiang River Tower, Changsha, China
  • 2013 Monumental Aedicule, Milan, Italy
  • 2012 New law court, La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland
  • 2012 Multifunctional complex, Shanghai, China
  • 2011 Office building Tortona, Milan, Italy
  • 2011 Archaeological Museum, Villaputzu, Italy
  • 2011 Serlachius museum, Mantaa, Finland
  • 2010 Secondary School, Berlingo, Italy
  • 2010 Housing Building, Madrid, Spain
  • 2010 Music and Dance School, Menorca, Spain
  • 2009 Residential Neighborhood, Milan, Italy
  • 2009 Residential Neighborhood, Toledo, Spain
  • 2008 City Masterplan, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2008 Municipal Market, Sanchinarro Madrid, Spain
  • 2007 Sports Center, Chiasso, Switzerland
  • 2007 Residential and office, Zaragoza, Spain
  • 2007 Agricultural School, Mezzana, Switzerland
  • 2006 Sports Center, Balmaseda, Spain
  • 2006 Rvr Office Building, Milan, Italy
  • 2006 School Complex, San Mauro Torinese, Italy


  • Illegal Act, on Illegal, December 2014
  • From Political Ideologies to Market Ideologies, on Power, June 2014
  • Dreiländereck, on Import Export, November 2013 article
  • Transforming the Un-Changed, on Transformation, May 2013
  • Entrez Lentement, on Original, April 2012 article
  • A forced resurrection/The news, on [from]Crisis[to], January 2012


Further reading[edit]

  • Artwort, Dal Qatar alla Cina – Intervista a Romolo Calabrese, January 2015 article
  • "Al Dhakira Oasis in the desert - Qatar" in "GreenBuilding, Moscow" November 2014 article
  • "Multifunctional complex - Shanghai" in "TallBuilding, Moscow" September 2014 article
  • "Expanding a Vision - Qatar" in "Landscape, Dubai" July 2014 article
  • "New Town Masterplan - Pudong, China" in "Concept, Seoul korea" April 2014 article
  • "Three Tower - Shanghai" in "Beyond 22, China" March 2014 article
  • "A Landmark & Strong, Elegant Presence on the Skyline - Changsha" in "Beyond 21, China" February 2014 article
  • Archea, Contemporary itinerary: Milan, in "it:Area (rivista)" n. 125, November/December 2012
  • Massimo Frontera, Milano, Uffici nel monolite nero, in "Il Sole 24 Ore - Progetti e Concorsi", July 2012 article
  • Paola Pierotti, Scuola di Berlingo, Rrc vince il concorso..., in "Il Sole 24 Ore - Progetti e Concorsi web", June 2012 article
  • EDA CL, Entrevista a Romolo Calabrese article
  • Stella Armando, Arte verde, così cambia Chiantown in "Corriere della Sera" June 8, 2009 article
  • RIZOMA Overground/Underground. Biennale giovani architetti italiani, Maschietto Editore e Tagete Edizioni, Italy 2008
  • Alice Gramigna, Il gioco dei volumi di Calabrese, in "ioArchitetto", April 2008 article
  • Ivana Zambianchi, Giochi di facciata, in "Bravacasa", April 2008 article
  • RRC studio a Saragozza, in "Modulo", February 2008 article
  • Calabrese: "Copiamo il modello iberico", in "La Preaplina", year 121 n. 35, February 2008 article
  • Expo 2008 a Saragozza, in "AL", January/February 2008 articolo
  • Residenze e uffici Manzana 6, Zaragozza in "l'ARCA", January 2008 article
  • Saragozza Fare città in "Costruire", n. 296, January 2008 article
  • CPC Sport Center, in "C3Korea", n.281, January 2008 magazine
  • Architetti <<Generazione Erasmus>>, in RITAGLI, Archivio Notizie Ordine degli Architetti di Milano, January 2008 article
  • Costruzioni italiane all'Expo 2008 di Saragozza, in "Tribuna Economica", year 22 n.1, January 2008 article
  • I volti e le opere dei giovani architetti italiani che disegnano il futuro (all'estero), in "Il Sole 24 Ore", January 2008 article
  • Paola Pierotti, Saragozza, torri italiane all'Expo, in "Il Sole 24 Ore", November 2007 article
  • Carmen Martínez Alfonso, Más de 1.800 pisos del barrio del AVE tendrán propietario y diseño este año, in "El Periódico de Aragón", July 31, 2007, pag. 8 article
  • M. LLorente, Zaragoza Alta Velocidad ha elegido también el proyecto del milanés Rómulo Roberto Calabrese para construir otras 140 viviendas más, in "es:Heraldo de Aragón", July 2007 article

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