Profile

A2BC is a professional firm based in Milan, Italy, founded at the end of 2008 from the will of architects Anna Angelelli, Antonio Bergamasco and Michela Cicuto of consolidating their relevant professional trajectories in a common experience.

We operate and research in the fields of urban design, architecture and interiors. The consolidated experience in the design and management of projects which differ in terms of program, typology and dimensions contributes to the shaping of a flexible and versatile office structure, refusing specialization in favour of an open approach to the potentials of design.


The firm engages in interdisciplinary modes of architectural design and practice, aimed at the development of a solid and precise architecture, relevant to the specifics of the program and the context, with particular attention towards the spatial consistency of the project, the cultural implications of building and the expressive significance of materials and form.

At the forefront of the new generation of european architects, A2BC has developed to date the ability to operate at an international scale, thanks to a consolidated network of professionals from different countries.

The work of the firm has been published in design and lifestyle press and awarded in international competitions and prizes for emerging architectural practices.
Given their valuable experience and capacity to bring high quality works to fruition,
A2BC is ever continuing to expand its profile.
Team

  • Partners
  • Anna Angelelli
  • Antonio Bergamasco
  • Michela Cicuto
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  • Architects
  • Stefano Privitera
  • Giacomo Severgnini
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  • Administration
  • Luciana Doro
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  • IT
  • Simone Sartori
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  • Credits
  • Nom de Plume / Idendity Design
  • Dimitri Nube / Website design
  • Carola Merello / Architectural Photography


  • Collaborators since 2008
  • Jennifer Acquati Lozej, 
  • Giacomo Bagnara, 
  • Martina Biasion, 
  • Silvia Fagnoni, 
  • Ferruccio Falco, 
  • Niccolò Fancelli, 
  • Giorgio Ferraris, 
  • Filippo Fratti, 
  • Alberto Germani, 
  • Margot List, 
  • Dimitri Longo, 
  • Stefano Marcinkiewicz, 
  • Luca Mariotti, 
  • Alessandro Masperi, 
  • Xia Meng, 
  • Camillo Morini, 
  • Giacomo Mulas, 
  • Francesco Polci, 
  • Andrea Poloni, 
  • Enrico Predeval, 
  • Fulvia Proserpio, 
  • Viola Ronzoni, 
  • Pınar Sahindal, 
  • Maria Elena Soriero, 
  • Jo-Annie Vernier Cadieux, 
  • Syin Wang, 
  • Yael Yacobi, 
  • Zhuang Yu, 
  • Hua Yulong
Anna Angelelli, 1981

Registered Architect in Italy, Anna holds a Professional Degree in Architecture from the Politecnico of Milan (2005). Erasmus exchange student at l’Ecole Superieure d’Architecture, Paris la Villette (2003). Anna has worked for Ateliers Jean Nouvel in Paris (2006 - 2009) for a various range of projects. Her experience ranges from working on offices, museums, residential projects and the hospitality sector.
Antonio Bergamasco, 1979

Registered Architect in Italy, Antonio holds a Professional Degree in Architecture from the Politecnico of Milan (2004). International exchange student at the Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad de Buenos Aires (2001). Antonio has worked for OBR in Genoa (2003 - 2005) on the winning competition entry and construction of the Pitagora museum in Crotone and for Dominique Perrault Architecture in Paris (2005 - 2008) on the winning competition entry and construction of two hotel towers at the new trade fair in Milan. He received a honourable mention in the international competition Europan 9 in Sion, Switzerland (2008). Antonio co-teaches at Design Studio courses at the Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico di Milano (since 2012).
Michela Cicuto, 1980

Registered Architect in Italy, Michela holds a Professional Degree in Architecture from the Politecnico of Milan (2004). Erasmus exchange student at Montfort University, in Leicester, UK (2001). Michela has worked for EMBT Miralles-Tagliabue Architects Associats in Barcelona (2005 - 2006), Caruso Torricella in Milan (2006 - 2007) and David Chipperfield Architects in Milan (2007 - 2008) gaining significant experience in competitions and detailing in the development of a range of projects in Italy and abroad.
Activities

Awards
2012
New Generations
Selection

2010
Young Italian Architects
Selection

2009
Ossigeno Italiano / Abitare
Selection

Lectures
2015
Padiglione Architettura Expo 2015
Grattacielo Pirelli, Milan
A2BC, 2 progetti

2014
New Generations Festival
Palazzina Reale, Florence
Survive Style Panel

2013
New Generations Festival
Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
A2BC + Muoto

2011
Building Technology Studio
Politecnico di Milano
A2BC

2010
Ordine degli Architetti di Bergamo
Young Italian Architects
A2BC

Exhibitions
2013
Urban Center, Milan
New Generations Festival

2013
Triennale di Milano
Expo 2015. Una porta a Milano

2013
Urban Center Milano
Il Bussa visto dalla Charrette
8 progetti per un cavalcavia

2012
Architects meet in Selinunte
Partire Tornare Restare
Young Italian Architects

2011
Casa dell’Architettura, Rome
Young Italian Architects



Selected publications
2016
Catalogo dell’esposizione
‘Stanze. Altre filosofie dell’abitare’
Triennale di Milano

2013
Corriere della Sera
La porta di Expo

2012
D la Repubblica n° 799
Fattoria Le Corbusier

2011
Rifare Casa n° 19
Buen retiro alle Cinque Terre

2009
Abitare n° 488
‘Ossigeno Italiano’, L’Isola invece del Ponte

Competitions
2016
Stazione Zoologica A. Dohrn
Extension of the Stazione Zoologica and Aquarium, Naples, 4th prize

2016
Cascina Merlata SpA
Competition for Housing Units R2-R3, Milan, 3rd prize

2014
Milan City Council
Childhood Pavilion, Milan, finalist

2009
Fondazione Cariplo
Social Housing via Cenni, Milan, mention

2009
Parma Province Government
Province Headquarters, Parma, finalist

2008
Europan 9, Sustainable city and new public spaces
Sion (CH), mention