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a selection of the best project developed by studio Brusa Pasquè, architectural firm based in Varese, Italy. www.brusapasque.it

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    Via Rainoldi 27 21100 Varese(VA) ItaliaT +39 0332 236317 F +39 0332 284350

    [email protected] www.brusapasque.it

  • Studio Tecnico Associato Via Rainoldi 27 21000 Varese(VA) Italia T +39 0332236317 F +39 0332284350 [email protected] www.brusapasque.it

  • Brusa Pasqu Studio - company profile

    History and traditions are the roots which have formed and inspired the architects Elena and Manuela Brusa Pasqu, always aiming towards innovative technologies and sustainable and accessible projects while never forgetting their history and traditions. For Anna Manuela and Elena Brusa Pasqu, architecture is the mime-sis of nature: the forms, colours and materials used take shape from the natural context, the history and traditions that characterize the place. The respect of the genius loci is combined with the use of new materials, linking the knowledge of the place and its memories with the principles of eco-compatibility and sustaina-bility. Architecture goes beyond just doing, becoming meta-projectual: within the project therefore are values such as simplicity, respect and integration with nature. In every intervention the protagonist is always the interaction between man and the environment, so as to satisfy as naturally as possible the primary social needs and try to arouse in the user the sensations and unique emotions that make him feel part of the space that surrounds him. Respect for man with all his diverse abilities and sensibilities will always remain at the heart of every project.Great attention has always been paid to accessibility, from the early nineties when plurisensorial notions were introduced into projects with technological discoveries and geome-tric ideas and finishes able to add feeling to the space, allowing enjoyment not only by sight. Elena Brusa Pasqu has held master courses on this matter at the Department of Technology at the Milan Polytechnic, teaching subjects such as how to project for a wider range of users, and has realised exhibitions and research projects and innovations such as accessible parks and play areas, in-telligent houses, supermarkets, shops and shopping centres, accessible hotel rooms, both plurisensorial and multimedial since the nineties. Winner in 1998 of the international competition for the New Milan Polytechnic in the area of Bovi-sa, the Brusa Pasqu Studio has always taken part in national and international design competitions such as Turin for the Porta Susa station, Frankfurt for the Bahnhoff Ost or in Quatar, Doha and Dubai in the Emirates. In 2003 the Studio won a special competition in Pavia for the creation of automated stage machinery, an itinerant acoustic shell, able to resolve the acoustic problems in a17th century opera house, the Fraschini theatre. The results were extremely positive and crea-ted enormous interest therby opening wider horizons in the sector of conference halls and auditoriums with assignments that are ever more complicated and pre-stigious in both the conference and musical sectors. Concerning the recuperation of historical assets the Studio has realised very important interventions such as the restoration of the 16th century monument of the Rotonda della Besana in Milan, today home to the Child Museum, finished in 2002, or the Lucio Campiani Conservatory in Mantua in an ex-convent of the late 1400s, started in 2004 and now nearing completion, they have been able to unite the historical-monumental aspects with technology for energy saving and acoustic problems. The projects, although highly technological, have always respected the historical monuments into which they were incorporated. From 2000 until 2007 a long and complex re-

    storation for the completion of the monumental building complex named Cascina Ovi in Segrate, made up of buildings dating from 1500 to 1800 and early 1900 with the realisation of a new cycle-pedestrian bridge spanning 35 m. that connects the district of Milan2 with the area Lavanderie on the Cassanese road. Here, too, the ancient and the contemporary have come together in a harmonious mix, which is both highly evocative and attractive to the end user. Ancient and modern, history and innovation, the weight of past history and the lightness of the project in Casci-na Ovi are an exemplary example of the work done by the Studio Brusa Pasqu. Over the last ten years Elena has been asked to realise restorations and restruc-turing in the hotel sector and in luxury residences, in public areas in Italy, Dubai and Russia but especially in Montenegro. In this relatively new Eastern European Republic Elena and a pool of internationally renowned engineers and geologists, have recently projected the exhibition chamber for the Icon of Our Lady of Filere-mo, realising an original underground project that exploits the Montenegro karst system in order to create a pathway full of mysticism that the darkness of the earth leads towards the light in order to collocate a precious kinematic shrine suitable for containing one of the most ancient icons of the world: shrine suitable for con-taining one of the most ancient icons of the world: the Icon of Our Lady famous for being the patron of the Knights of the Order of the Hospitallers, known today as the Knights of Malta.The Studios experience therefore ranges from ancient lo-cations and museum and historic sites to collective areas dedicated to hospitality. In the last ten years Studio Brusa Pasqu has realised a four star hotel in Varese, Italy with 60 rooms and suites, besides a bar, a wine bar and a restaurant in Tivat in the Bay of Kator, the Bar-Restaurant Prova which opened in 2010. In the same area Elena Brusa Pasqu is also carrying out two important projects: Hotel Igalo in Herzeg Novi which should be finished in 2014 and Hotel Palma in Tivet which has been in the project phase for some years: two 4 star hotels one with 163 rooms and the other with 100. Also on the island of Favignana, west of Sicily, in 2009, the Studio was asked to design a particular type of luxury hotel in the Cam-paria della Tonnara Florio, an industrial building of the late 800s similar to 19th century gothic cathedrals which had been used for boat maintenance, directly on the water, in the port of the Sicilian island. The mystic architecture of the historic environment provided inspiration and vision for an original project, respectful of the place. And from the sea Elena passed to the mountains of Valle dAosta to give an innovative image to a luxury hotel in Courmayeur bringing a touch of so-mething light and new with the use of wood that recalled the history of the local culture. Recently Elena was invited to Zagreb to realise the new headquarters of the branch of the historic Croat Bank, Podravska Bank known today as the Poba Bank. This project is the synthesis of Elena Brusa Pasqus work and project experience as she has transformed a commercial area into a place to talk about.

    Elena Brusa Pasqu

  • Studio Tecnico Associato Via Rainoldi 27 21000 Varese(VA) Italia T +39 0332236317 F +39 0332284350 [email protected] www.brusapasque.it

    Brusa Pasqu Studio - history

    The history that lies at the roots of every project and taskHistory is inherent in every single place and in all of our projects: it has profound roots which provide the foundations to every one of our assignments. Each project has its own history: from the accurate analysis of an antique monument to be restored, to the more general history of the earth and its genius loci, just as research and technologi-cal innovation go through an accurate historical and cognitive analysis. Our professio-nalism derives from the roots of our own personal history which is the history of a family that goes back over three generations: a real family system which for over a century has been almost exclusively involved in construction. Almost all our relatives both in Italy and abroad have operated and operate in the world of bricks and mortar as if this casual vocation was already an innate part of our DNA. Our grandfather, Alfredo Brusa Pasqu, back in the twenties was already an expert builder, who had his own company which restored the Castle of Vigevano, took part in the building of the Milan-Varese motorway and in 1926 constructed several buildings in Via Crispi in Varese. Buildings which are, today, considered examples for architectural research. Our grandfathers brothers took part in the realization of the decorations in Milans Central Railway Station. Our father, Sergio Brusa Pasqu, an engineer, founded the studio of engineering and architecture that bears the same name in the 1950s, giving it a more technical slant much more in keeping with a present day civil engineering office. President of the Order of Italian Engineers for three years running and Vice European President in the seventies, during his professional life, he realized numerous projects almost all public buildings, mostly sports complexes, swimming pools and sports stadiums. In particular: The Chamber of Commerce in Arezzo built in the sixties, the Italian Pavilion in Osaka for EXPO 70, projected in collaboration with Ing. Tommaso Valle who, in December 2007 exhibited it in his personal exhibition in Rome entitled 50 Years of Architecture.Also worthy of note is the Court House in Teramo , built in the seventies, besides the swimming pool and the first sports stadium in Varese in the sixties, the In-Arch 70 prize for the geodesic dome of the nursery school in the province of Varese.

    For Studio Brusa Pasqu the sixties were all about geodesic structures, tensile co-verings, cover structures for stadiums or swimming pools that, had they been carried out, would have become the forerunners of Calatravian tensions. In the eighties, he projected the University of Agricultu