Miele House by Kokaistudios Wins 2011 MIPIM Asia Award Gold Prize

• January 2, 2012

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Miele House, image courtesy Kokaistudios

Kokaistudios, a Shanghai based international architectural design firm, proudly announces its Miele House project located in downtown Shanghai wins 2011 MIPIM Asia Award Gold Prize in Retail Store Design Category. Competing with 80 entries from 15 countries, Miele House has been selected by the jury group, made up by the top real estate players in Asia-Pacific, for the prestigious prize. The MIPIM Asia Awards, now running for 6 years, honors the most innovative and outstanding real estate projects in the Asia Pacific region.

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Miele House, image courtesy Kokaistudios

Kokaistudios partnered with Miele, the world luxury home appliances brand, to renovate and modernize the historical city mansion that is built in thirties, while presenting the brand value of highest quality, highest performance and highest environmental standards in the industry with engineered aesthetics, innovation and rich heritage. Miele House Shanghai is the first exclusive Miele showroom in Mainland China and also the first Miele House among the Miele world, the space is designed not only as a showcase of its products but also an area to express the company philosophy and make people experience its core values.

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Miele House, image courtesy Kokaistudios

This is the second straight year that Kokaistudios has been awarded for its work at MIPIM having received the prize last year for the “Wai Tan Yuan” project which received Best Chinese Project and Best Mixed-Use Building in 2010. These awards are a strong proof of the positive response of the market to Kokaistudios’ work. The international team at Kokaistudios, with over 10 years experience in Asia region, is committed to continuously apply its forward design vision to any scale of projects with high quality and to provide a total design package of services for worldwide clients’ satisfaction and success.

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Miele House, image courtesy Kokaistudios

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Miele House, image courtesy Kokaistudios

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Miele House, image courtesy Kokaistudios

+ About Kokaistudios

Kokaistudios is an award winning multi-disciplinary design firm founded in 2000 in Venice by Italian architects Filippo Gabbiani & Andrea Destefanis. Founded with the dream to create a collaborative office of young and talented architects devoted to researching and formulating the design solutions to the demands of tomorrow and capable of working on a worldwide basis;the firm has grown after 10 years into a team of 30 people headquartered in Shanghai, China.

With our focus of offering total design solutions, Kokaistudios has completed over 140 projects spanning the range of architecture, heritage renovation, and interior design. The firm has received numerous awards including the Asia Pacific Region of 2011 International Property Awards, Commercial Space in IAI Award 2010, MIPIM Asia Award 2010 and 2011, “40 under 40 Award” from Perspective Magazine. In addition to these awards Kokaistudios has also received 2 UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Bund 18 and HuaiHai Lu 796 projects in Shanghai where Kokaistudiosis responsible for the entire architectural and interior design projects. .

Our goal remains firmly on a worldwide basis challenging, interesting and innovative projects, and to offering our clients creative solutions and the highest levels of service.

+ About Chief Architect
Filippo Gabbiani Miele House by Kokaistudios Wins 2011 MIPIM Asia Award Gold Prize

Filippo Gabbiani, image courtesy Kokaistudios

Filippo Gabbiani, Arkitekter MAA
Founder and Chief Architect, Kokaistudios
Master Degree in Architecture at Architecture University Institute of Venice IUAV, Venice, Italy

Born in Venice, Italy, from a famous family of artists and glass makers, Filippo Gabbiani developed very early a multidisciplinary interest for art and design. Starting to cooperate with his family in designing and producing artistic glass he completed his studies at University of Architecture of Venice where he graduated with an innovative research sponsored by European Community on usage of alternative energies in architecture. Following his instinctive curiosity for different disciplinary and other cultures he worked in several countries in Europe and in U.S.A. cooperating with prestigious firms of architecture, interior and industrial design before meeting Andrea Destefanis with who founded Kokaistudios in 2000. From the establishment of the firm in Shanghai he move permanently to live in Asia where together with the mission of Kokaistudios he continue its personal research in artistic glass design and the cultural promotion of sustainable architecture and protection and preservation of heritage of Asia.

Andrea Destefanis
Founder and Chief Architect, Kokaistudios
Master Degree in Architecture at Architecture University Institute of Venice IUAV, Venice, Italy

Andrea Destefanis Miele House by Kokaistudios Wins 2011 MIPIM Asia Award Gold Prize

Andrea Destefanis, image courtesy Kokaistudios

 

Born in Turin, Italy from a family of theater artists, Andrea Destefanis developed very early a strong interest for visual arts and scenography. Growing up in a refined cultural environment he moved to live in Venice where completing his education at University of Architecture of Venice he started to cooperate with several architectural firms and developed award winning projects in architecture and city planning. Moved by his personal interest in different fields of design he founded a cooperative studio focused on research of innovative instrument of design in computer graphics. In 2000 he met with Filippo Gabbiani with whom he shares the same architectural vision and interest in heritage renovation and environmental design, and they started a deep cooperation with resulted in the founding of Kokaistudios. Since the establishment of Kokaistudios in 2002 in Shanghai, Andrea has resided full time in Shanghai where he jointly oversees Kokaistudios and focuses also on researching and promoting sustainable instruments of development for social and urban environment.

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