MVOA is an architecture and design practice that researches solutions for contemporary life with a sensitive approach to the place. Its work aims to overcome the abstraction of a speculative approach to deliver projects rooted in place and able to stimulate an emotional response. The practice engages with the social, economic and natural environment of each project to define the unique character of the program - avoiding the over imposition of any predetermined style or form. The activation of the dialogue between this ever changing context and the client input is the starting point for any design strategy. The constant distillation of ideas obtained by testing their environmental reverberation and the refinement of details inform the design. The office uses advanced digital tools to achieve its vision - combining the countless opportunities of the computational design with the traditional craft, model-making, physical testing and mockups.
MVOA is agile and believes that creative work does not necessarily happen at the desk. It’s based in Parma but can rely on collaborative offices in London and Milan.
MVOA was founded in 2016 by Matteo Vecchi.
+ Matteo Vecchi
(ARB, OAPPC, MArch, BA)
Matteo is an Italian architect registered with the Architectural Registration Board in the United Kingdom and with the Ordine degli Architetti di Parma in Italy.
He gained his professional experience working with prestigious firms such as Foster and Partners in London and Cino Zucchi Architetti in Milan on a number of projects in Europe, Middle East and Asia, across the different design stages. As project leader, he has recently collaborated with the London based BDG a+d on a 20,000 sqm project in Milan to transform an iconic ceramic factory into a multiple tenant office for the world’s largest communication group. Matteo has a proven track record of delivering complex and innovative award-winning buildings in a number of different countries - many of whom have been awarded and widely published such as the Jeddah Metro Station in Saudi Arabia, the Lavazza Headquarters in Turin and the Immergas Domus Technica in Reggio Emilia.
Cino Zucchi Architetti
Comune di Parma
Comune di Finale Ligure
Elantas Europe Srl
Provincia di Grosseto
WPP Real Estate