The project by Quaretti & Partners
& the sophisticated design by Cibicworkshop

Trieste 6 was designed by studio Quaretti & Partners and finished in detail by studio CibicWorkshop, the research centre founded by Aldo Cibic in which young designers and architects work on multidisciplinary projects. The aim of the project is to make the most of the location in which the building is located, creating a pleasant fusion between the exterior and the interior.

To realise this idea, part of the building has been covered by a vertical garden, the entrance has been decorated with a cascade of coloured flowers and each flat has been provided with a terrace with a self-supporting glass parapet to eliminate any obstacle between the interior and the fabulous view of the Tigullio Gulf.

The choice of materials was central to the design of the interiors, particularly the bathrooms, which are all tiled with precious marble, and the kitchens, which were custom-made to a design by Aldo Cibic by the hands of local craftsmen with walnut finishes.

The interior designer and art director: Aldo Cibic

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

An innovator by vocation, far removed from genre labels and stylistic constraints, Cibic immediately adopted “experimentation as a practice“. At the end of the 1980s he founded the Cibic studio and in 1991 launched “Standard”, his first self-produced collection. In the same period he became a lecturer at the Domus Academy and began research activities with schools, inaugurating the idea of “service design”.

Projects such as “The Solid Side” (1995) and “New Stories New Design” (2002) encourage a dynamic relationship between man and space and propose an original way of designing places in relation to social dynamics. With the same vocation, “Microrealities” (2004) and “Rethinking Happiness” (2010), both presented at the Venice Architecture Biennial, invent contemporary stories aimed at multiplying opportunities for meeting, exchange and sharing in collective life.

The studio expanded in 1989 to become Cibic & Partners and then again in 2010 to become CibicWorkshop, both a design studio and a multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to the enhancement of the territory. The working method consists in activating, time by time, on the different projects, articulated working groups able to produce ideas and contemporary responses on the issues addressed.

Cibicworkshop is constantly collaborating with an international network of universities, research centres and business incubators to develop new design methods.

The designer


Architect Nicola Quaretti was born in La Spezia in 1957. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Genoa with a thesis on landscape and town planning. He continued his activity in the public sector within the Region of Liguria and the Municipality of Chiavari and took part in numerous commissions and conferences on landscape, the environment and building restoration.

Founded the firm in January 2000 with offices in Chiavari and Riomaggiore. Over the years he has gained important training in the field of new alternative energies. He won an architectural competition in 2010 for the construction of a square and sports facilities in the municipality of Avegno, inaugurated in March 2012.

The studio has built numerous villas in structural wood, in primary energy class or zero energy class and hotel accommodation facilities; in the field of renovation and restoration, the design of the Eight Hotel Paraggi in the Portofino Park, Santa Margherita Ligure (GE ); also in the field of building recovery and conservation of Monumental Heritage, the restoration of historical sites, museums and several churches.

The Works Management for the realization of Via Trieste 6 was supported by:

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



The architect Alberto Ballestrero collaborated on the design and was co-director of the works. The Ballestrero Ottonello architectural practice has been in business since 1980 and works in the building sector along the entire Ligurian Riviera, with a particular focus on the restoration of buildings and new construction.

The firm’s objective has always been to create a new building.
The firm’s objective has always been to carry out works in accordance with correct criteria from a technical, economic and regulatory point of view, bearing in mind that the project must be the expression of synergy between the client and the designer. The skills acquired have enabled the firm to follow the development of the entire project, from conception and execution to its complete realisation.

While working with the aid of the most common CAD technologies for architecture, more traditional graphic techniques, such as hand drawing, have not been neglected. The Studio has had the ability to collaborate and coordinate the various professionals in the sector, such as structural engineers and plant engineers, for the development of every aspect related to the design and realisation of the work.

Engineering firm PERUGI CROCIANI FIGARI MALAVOLTI SML for structural parts;

Engineering firm ANDREA GUERRA Genova for the plant engineering part;

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