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Laboratorio Permanente

The Laboratorio Permanente was established in Milan in 2008 by Nicola Russi and Angelica Sylos Labini. The studio, which has designed public, residential, commercial and luxury spaces in Italy and in other countries, including Russia and China, develops projects that start out from a profound understanding of local historical developments and cultural contexts to achieve an integrated blend between innovation and contemporary expression. Participating regularly in international competitions, the office received an Honourable Mention in the Architecture, Design and Future section of the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture in 2012, for its project La conquista dell’orizzonte (Conquering Horizons) about the consumption of agricultural land on the outskirts of Milan. Notable among recent projects from the office are I Bagni Misteriosi (Mysterious Baths), the project to revive the Caimi swimming pool next-door to the Parenti Theatre in Milan, and West Side Strategy – a part for the whole, a research project investigating strategies for urban renewal in Dublin for the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and EFAP European Forum for Architectural Policies.