atelier ORA was founded in Zurich from the 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. Our work is based on constant investigation and research: the development of the contemporary city, urban design, new forms of living and the evolution of public space are our main fields of interest.

Refurbishment Cham

The conversion of the former washing and baking house in Cham has been completed. The interiors have been redesigned with great respect for the listed building. More images follow on our website.

1st Prize Student Residence City of Zurich

Our proposal for the renovation of the student residence on Tannenrauchstrasse in Wollishofen was awarded first prize. The building was built by Ernst Gisel in 1972 and forms an ensemble with the neighboring youth hostel, also designed by Gisel. We are looking forward to the planning as joint venture with Rolf Schaffner Architect!

4th Prize school campus Bürglen

We are delighted to announce that our entry for the restricted competition in Bürglen has been awarded 4th prize!

4th Prize swimming pool Neumatt

Our proposal in collaboration with fernweh architettura in the open competition for a new swimming pool in the school complex Neumatt in Belp was awarded 4th prize!

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Jury report

Photo shooting Weidstrasse

The renovation of two residential buildings at Weidstrasse is finished and Seraina Wirz has documented the final result. Soon we will show you the project on our website!

Internship 6-12 months

Minimum of 4 semesters of architecture studies and very good graphic and model building skills are required. Proficiency in Archicad, Cinema 4D, Photoshop and InDesign are a plus.
Interested in getting involved in exciting and challenging projects and competitions? Then we look forward to your application with portfolio and CV!

Renovation of a residential complex

We are working on the renovation of two residential buildings in Pfäffikon. The 22 rental apartments will be adapted to today's living standards. The renovation of all bathrooms and kitchens and the replacement of the heating system will make the residential complex ready for a new life cycle. We look forward to the beginning of construction in summer 2021.

3rd Place Competition Menzingen

Our design for the conversion and extension of the monastery in Menzingen, in collaboration with architect Rolf Schaffner, achieved 3rd place! The project aims to accommodate the new uses with minimal interventions in the existing substance and a new building in hybrid construction and at the same time it emphasises the historical image of the monastery.

Rustico Mozzio

We are working on the conversion and extension of a rural building into a weekend retreat in the Valle Antigorio. The project aims to preserve the exterior image in stone and provides an extension in timber. The construction site will start in spring 2021.

Talks "Serate giovani professionisti"

Next Tuesday, 06.10.20 we will be presenting our work and talking about our approach to architecture and our position regarding to the role of the Architect nowadays.

The Association of Architects of Monza and Brianza organises the CYCLE "SERATE GIOVANI PROFESSIONISTI". This year, for the first time, the evenings will take place through a Webinar due to the health emergency.

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4th Prize Loreto school complex

Our competition entry for the extension of the Loreto school complex in Zug has been awarded by the jury with the 4th prize. The projects will be exhibited from 17 to 27 June in the town hall of Zug. (Due to the restrictions caused by the corona virus the visit can only take place after registration -

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Noww you can take a look at our contribution to the "endless elevation" of #ArchitectsWorldBuilding.

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Invited competition Menzingen

The monastery in Menzingen will be refurbished with affordable rental apartments, common  and working spaces. We are pleased to work together as a joint venture with Rolf Schaffner Architekt.

Training centre Magglingen

Until 13 February you can visit our proposal for the extension of the high performance training centre in Magglingen.

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Scuola Saleggi

Our proposal for the Saleggi school in Locarno (CH) comes to the last round of evaluation. The positioning of the new volume to complete the court could not fully convince the jury.

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Photo shooting Gambara

In September we have finished our last project in Milan and Federico Villa has documented the final result. Soon we will show you the project on our website!

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Construction site begins!

First steps in the construction site for the refurbishment of a penthouse in Milan.

Fifth Prize ”Spazio Bellavista“

Our proposal for the new multi-purpose center in Manno (CH) has been awarded with the fifth prize.

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Honorable mention ”Liceo Racchetti“

Competition for 52 innivative schools in Italy.
Our proposal for new high school “Liceo Racchetti” (IT) in Crema was awarded with the honorable mention.

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