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BEMaa deals with architectural design at different scales with a special attention to the project and exposition design temporary residence.

BEMaa (Ombra Bruno Christiane Egger Paolo Mazzoleni architetti associati) was founded in 2007 as a formalization of five years of joint work between the partners in the group Officina di Architettura. In the field of housing design experience ranges from interior design and single-family houses to the design of urban housing.In the exhibition design, the study has established a specific experience in the exposition of photographs, having designed over the years exhibitions for, among others, Mimmo Jodice, Paul Thorel and Gregory Colbert.


Ombra Bruno


(Turin, 1977) studied in Milan at the Politecnico and in spain at the E.T.S.A of Valladolid (Spain). Has a master degree in architecture and technology of architecture obtained at the Politecnico di milano (1999 - 2001). Since 2002 is member of the Milan chamber of architects and works mainly on private housing and exhibition design. Exhibition designer in the Ashes and Snow project from 2002 to 2007, curated the exhibition design for Gregory Colbert photographic work in the Venice at the Arsenale (2002) and in the Nomadic Museum by Shigeru Ban in New York (2005), Los Angeles (2006) and Tokyo (2007). The Los angeles museum and exhibition won the Gold Medal in the Industrial Excellence awards in the environmental category. She’s been a tutor in the 2 year course of laboratorio di Costruzione dell’Architettura at the Politecnico of Milan held by Professor Anna Mangiarotti.

Christiane Egger


(Villach, Austria 1971) Studied at the Technischen Universität Graz (Austria), at the Politecnico of Bari (italy) and at the Politecnico of Milan. Obtains her master degree in architecture in 2001 with a final thesis “next stop: Pavia - restoration of an ex industrial area” with Professor Neuwirth and with Professor Dorigati. In 1993 works for many architectural firms, responsible for working drawings and construction site activities. In the last years has collaborated with the Hans Traninger di Villach, l’Atelier A Hans Walter Tanos di Graz e lo studio BBarch di Milano architectural firms, amongst others. Since 2003 works in Milan and is member of the milan Chamber of architects. Mainly focused on working drawings and with a particular attention on sustainable architecture for the living. On these topics she collaborated with the 1st year course, laboratorio di Costruzione 1, at the Politecnico of Milan Architecture and Environment master degree.

Paolo Mazzoleni


Paolo Mazzoleni, architect born in Milan in 1974, studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano from 1993 to 1999, carrying out part of his studies at the E.T.S.A. of Valladolid and Sevilla (Spain). Upon graduation, a PhD in Architecture, Urban Planning and Conservation of Places of Living and Landscape follows with a thesis on the residency project in the Information Society. Founder and partner of BEMaa, since 2001 he has practiced as an architect in Milan, mainly dealing with residential and with urban design and planning. He combines his activity as a professional with teaching and research experience. Since 2001 he has taught at the Politecnico di Milano where he currently teaches Architectural and Urban Composition and where he has been a member of the teaching committee of the Master in Social and Collaborative Housing and member of the coordination of the RiFormare Milano project. As a critic and researcher he deals with contemporary urban housing, carrying out analyzes and consultancy for public and private and public. Since 2008 he has been scientific director of AAA architicercasi, a biennial design competition for architects under 32 promoted by Confcooperative Habitat. From 2009 to 2015 he was a member of the Municipal Landscape Commission of Milan, which he has chaired since 2012. From 2009 to 2021 he was Director, and from 2017 President, of the Chamber of Architects of Milan, for which he curated in particular eight editions of the European Architecture Award Baffa Rivolta, an award for Social Housing buildings built in Europe, and has conceived and coordinated Concorrimi, an on-line IT platform for carrying out design competitions.

BEMaa is BIM

Since its foundation in 2007, BEMaa designs using the virtual building method.

Research and Pubblications

Research and teaching play a key role in the updating of our architectural practice and they are a crucial component of its social responsibility.

BEMaa people

If you want to reach us please write to info[at] or call at +39 02 30069230. Se cerchi lavoro scrivi a jobs[at]

Have collaborated in recent years to BEMaa projects: Alfredo Barba, Laura Barbarito, Claudio Barborini, Chiara Bianchi, Valentina Bisi, Giulia Bordini, Valerio Bottalico, Francesco Caputo, Elisa Carcano, Elsa Cariolato, Mattia Carugati, Matteo Cazzato, Brian Cigala, Giorgia Cilli, Michela Chiesa, Barbara Corbella, Marco D'Ambrosio, Alberto D'Asaro, Linda De Fanti, Alessandra Del Fato, Giuliano Fertonani, Carola Endresz, Valeria Faggioli, Lucrezia Forti, Valentino Galli, Mirco Gatti, Valerio Giacomelli, Domenico Isaia, Sunmi Kim, Aleksa Korolija, Dora Leeb, Margherita Locatelli, Federica Meloni, Yassin Nooradini Shahabadi, Andrea Persico, Francesca Pigni, Michela Prandi, Emma Maev O'Connell, Francesca Olivoni, Gabriele Rivolta, Alessio Roncaglioni, Federica Sabbadini, Davide Schaumann, Gioia Sironi, Federica Teti, Rosa Thorsteinsdottir e Carlo Venegoni.

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