The project of Quaretti & Partners studio
The refined design of Cibicworkshop studio

Trieste 6 was designed entirely by Quaretti & Partners studio and finished in detail by the CibicWorkshop studio, the research centre founded by Aldo Cibic, where young designers and architects work on multidisciplinary projects. The basic idea behind the design is to best exploit the location of the building, creating a pleasant fusion between the external and internal environment. To implement this idea, one part of the building was covered by a vertical garden, the entrance was decorated with a cascade of colourful flowers, and each apartment was fitted with a terrace with a self-supporting glass railing in order to remove any obstructions between the interior and the fabulous view of the Tigullio Gulf.

The choice of materials was key to the design of the interiors, especially the bathrooms which are all tiled with quality marble and the kitchens, from a design by Aldo Cibic and constructed ad hoc by local craftsmen with walnut finishes.

The interior designer and artistic director

Aldo Cibic was born in Schio (VI) in 1955 and, self-taught, he approached the world of design. Following a meeting with Ettore Sottsass in 1977 he became a partner of Sottsass Associati and in 1981 he created the Memphis collective.

An innovator by vocation, distant from labels of genre and stylistic exaggeration, Cibic immediately adopted “experimentation as a practice.” At the end of the eighties, he founded the Cibic studio and in 1991 launched “Standard”, his first self-produced collection. During the same period, he became a Professor at Domus Academy and began his research activities with schools, ushering in the idea of a “design of services”. Projects like “The Solid Side” (1995) and “New Stories New Design” (2002) encourage a dynamic relationship between man and space and offer an original method to design places compared with social dynamics. “Microrealities” (2004) and “Rethinking Happiness” (2010) had the same vocation, both presented at the Biennale of Architecture in Venice. They create contemporary stories aimed at multiplying the opportunities to meet, exchange and share in collective life.
The studio expanded in 1989 becoming Cibic & Partners and then it transformed again, becoming CibicWorkshop in 2010, a design studio and a multidisciplinary research centre at the same time, dedicated to the enhancement of the territory. The working method consists in activating, each time, on various projects, articulated working groups that are capable of producing ideas and contemporary responses on the themes addressed. Cibicworkshop constantly collaborates with an international network of universities, research centres and business incubators to develop new design methods.

The Architect


The architect Nicola Quaretti was born in La Spezia in 1957. He graduated from the faculty of Architecture of Genoa with a thesis on landscape and urban planning. He continued his public activities within the Liguria region and the city of Chiavari and attends numerous commissions and conferences on landscape, environmental issues and building renovation.

He founded the studio in January 2000 with headquarters in Chiavari and Riomaggiore.  Over time, he achieved and developed an important training in the field of new alternative energies. He was the winner of an architectural contest in 2010 for the creation of a square and sports facilities in the town of Avegno inaugurated in March 2012.

The studio has made numerous structural wooden villas, primary or zero energy grade and hotel accommodation facilities; in the field of renovation and restoration the design of the Eight Hotel Paraggi in Portofino Park, Santa Margherita Ligure (GE); also in the field of restoration of the building and preservation of the monumental property restoration of historical sites, museums and some churches.

Supervision works concerning the creation of Trieste 6 street were carried out by:

Marco Revello, Luca Quaretti, Massimo Cappellini, Roberta Maragliano, Jessica Cariola.

External collaborations:

Studio BALLESTRERO OTTONELLO and Geom. Renzo Cuneo

Architect Alberto Ballestrero has collaborated in the planning and has been the Project co-manager.

The Ballestrero Ottonello Architectural Firm, active since 1980, operates in the building industry in the entire Ligurian Riviera with particular attention to building renovation and new constructions.
The Firm’s objective has always been to carry out projects following the correct standards from a technical, economical and regulatory point of view, bearing in mind that the project should be an expression of the synergy between the client and the architect.
The acquired skills allow the firm to follow the development of the entire project from its conception and implementation up to the complete realisation of the work.
While operating with the help of the most common CAD technologies for architecture, traditional graphic techniques of hand-drawn designs are not excluded.
The Firm has the capability of organising and collaborating with the various experts in the field, such as structural engineers and installers, for the development of every aspect concerning the planning and completion of the project.

Engineering Study PERUGI CROCIANI FIGARI MALAVOLTI SML for structural parts

Engineering Study ANDREA GUERRA Genoa for the engineering part

The Project by CibicWorkshop ultima modifica: 2016-08-10T16:51:45+00:00 da mySantaMargheritaUser