PPA is a Milan-based architecture and design firm dedicated to developing an innovative and contemporary approach towards architecture, urbanism and design. Our declared aim is to achieve the highest possible quality, excellent detailing and the creation of an integrated strategy involving the individual needs of the user, regardless of the budget. In all projects, an appropriate integration of the architecture into its surroundings is a priority. All project solutions are determined and informed through sustainability, value engineering and rationalization. From an early stage, projects are set up with the ambition to develop intelligent building solutions regarding room layout, structure, building process and reduction of construction costs.
Peter Pichler was born in Bolzano, Italy in 1982. He studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and in the US at the University of California. He then returned to Vienna where he graduated with distinction in the masterclass of Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher.
During his studies, Peter joined Zaha Hadid in London, where he worked on several competitions on different scales and collaborated on the award-winning Nordkettenbahn in Innsbruck. He spent a while in Rotterdam working for Rem Koolhaas before returning to Vienna and joining the team of Delugan Meissl, where he collaborated on an award-winning concert hall in Amman, Jordan.
After finishing his diploma, Peter moved to Hamburg where worked for Zaha Hadid as a project architect on a the new library and learning center in Vienna and on a 150,000 m² mixed-use development in Bratislava. He then moved back to Italy and founded Peter Pichler Architecture in Milan.
Peter Pichler is a registered architect in Italy and member of the chamber of architects for the autonomous province of Bolzano. He was nominated as young Italian talent by the Italian national chamber of architects.