atelier ORA was founded in Zurich in 2019 as a collaboration between Enrique Orti and Ilaria Riscassi. The practice develops its work in the context of European architecture, carrying out projects mainly in Switzerland, Italy and Spain. In 2021, the Italian location was founded together with Maritza Prosdocimi in Milan.
Our work is based on constant research: the development of the contemporary city and its redensification, new forms of living and learning, the regeneration, transformation and reuse of existing spaces, and the ecological footprint of our built environment are our main areas of interest.
We approach each project with great sensitivity to the context and its social and economic sustainability, aspiring to always reach an intelligent, efficient and atmospheric architecture. Our practice works for private clients in Europe and participates in international public and private competitions, taking an active part in the debate on the design and development of contemporary architecture.
Thanks to our international experience and the use of the most modern 3D and BIM techniques, we are an expert partner to our customers in all phases of the process: from strategic planning, through project conception and definition, to construction.