Riccardo, who was born in Tuscany, as an architect would define himself as a modernist. He is acutely aware of the destructive nature of architecture, which does not know where it belongs and who it is there to serve. He has come to a simple conclusion that places are a refection of the culture of the people who created them. A good place is one in which people feel happy, feeling happy like being well are relative states. They are the result of some basic requirements, which are ably described by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. He has for many years endeavoured to show that the real value of place is far more profound than monetary value alone but that the economic indicators which drive a lot of the current decision making can only be achieved and sustained if you create the genuine article a place that makes people happy. After working for many years as a senior city officer he worked as a director with Gehl architects in Copenhagen. He founded Marini Urbanismo in 2017.
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