CC91 is the design studio founded by Giovanni Fumagalli in 2008.
It brings together professional figures coming from different sectors of architecture, design and communication.
By working together they aim at producing concrete, useful, optimistic artefacts that are not the mere expression of speculation, decoration or bureaucratic obligation.
Their preferred fields of action include services, educational spaces, workplaces, places featuring a public and relational dimension.
Each project stems from research and from direct dialogue with other disciplines, with the aim of bringing about positive change for individuals and for the community.
Within this context, their research and the projects they have completed for schools and early childhood education services have been internationally acclaimed.
Today CC91 is Giovanni Fumagalli, Lorenzo Caporro, Paolo Catarinella, Paolo De Vito, Simona Malizia.
Architect, born in Milan. Obtains his degree in Rome and his PhD in Genoa.
He works in various fields of architecture and design, research and education.
He privileges work concerning schools and early childhood educational facilities and services. In this context, he attends higher education courses and does research, and completes projects in many Italian cities.
He has written the section dedicated to architectural design of the Manuale dei servizi educativi per l’infanzia (Manual of Early Childhood Educational Services) promoted by the Istituto degli Innocenti for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Government. Concerning this theme he has also written the Guida alla progettazione (Guide to Design) for the Tuscany Region. He works with the Centro Nascita Montessori and with other entities, companies and cooperatives committed to working in the social services sector.
He has participated in the reconstruction of the Barco district of Ferrara and, in the same city, in the designing of the Bassani city library as well as the expansion of the upper secondary school Liceo Ariosto. He has created service quarters for the welfare system of Siena, Montepulciano and Falerna; offices and industrial buildings in Rome, Milan, Murcia (Spain), Isla Margarita (Venezuela), Buenos Aires (Argentina); dwellings in cities in the Lazio and Tuscany regions of Italy.
He has worked as technical/scientific consultant for the Ferrovie dello Stato (Italian State Railways) in the field of international calls for bids for the designing of the new High Speed stations of Torino Porta Susa and Firenze Belfiore as well as of other smaller stations of the railway network.
In 1996 he started teaching at the faculties of Architecture of the Roma Tre university of Rome, of Ferrara and of Ascoli Piceno. In 2005 he won the position of university researcher in Ascoli Piceno, an office he retired from in 2008 to dedicate his whole attention to his profession.
He has written many articles and essays, and his works have been displayed at exhibitions and published in books and magazines.
Some of his most fruitful work – teaching and social housing and services projects – has stemmed from his collaboration with Carlo Melograni.