ARCò is a cooperative founded in 2008 by a group of architects and engineers dedicated to the production of sustainable architecture and landscape design.
Its projects are based on the constant pursuing of social, economical and environmental sustainability. For this reason, ARCò explores the local traditional techniques, in order to guarantee that the construction phase can be run independently by the communities involved. Moreover, ARCò consolidates the environmental side of each project by using natural or recy-cled materials, renewable energy sources, and by applying passive bioclimatic architecture principles. This approach has brought ARCò into the world of international cooperation, where it can use its skills to face and solve the different issues of humanitarian emergency.
ARCò’s works have been featured on many publications and architectural journals, and have received International awards such as the Young Talents Renzo Piano Foundation Award and the Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction.
The members of ARCò are also involved in teaching activities in different institutions, such as University of Pavia, Polytech-nic of Milan, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA), European Institute of Design (IED) in Turin and the S.O.S. School of Sustainability in Bologna.