Mare 3.0 stems from the desire to create a physical and material transposition of a sea that looks to the future, that makes a virtue out of disadvantage, where architecture becomes a catalyst for new noble processes with a twofold objective: to activate a virtuous cycle of regenerated and regenerable matter, which means cleaning the sea of what it rejects, because it does not belong to it, and transforming it into a fundamental compositional element that gives life to a new space, a Mare 3.0 room.
The intention is to combine sustainability and Genius Loci, making the sea more liveable today to give it back better for future generations.

In this project, it will be the materials that will do the talking: from both residues and natural waste such as wood, seaweed and shells, and from purification processes and thus, plastics, fishing nets, inorganic waste in general. Thus encouraging large and small companies that make research their workhorse by bringing them into the concrete realisation of our room.

The aesthetic implication will be an environment with neutral tones that echo the colours of sand and rocks, punctuated by accents of light blue and blue.

The challenge is also to achieve a low impact on the environment, demonstrating how it is possible to imagine and realise new architectures while maintaining a zero carbon footprint.

Mare 3.0 is a tangible manifestation of a new and necessary circular economy, with a focus on the element water, now more fragile than ever and in need of protection.

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GLA Genius Loci Architecture

Genius Loci Architettura is one of Italy's leading design studios, specialising in planning, architecture and interior design.
We have been working in the field of architecture for over 25 years, realising important projects for national and international clients, always implementing an ethic based on ESG sustainable economy criteria. Operating as a single studio with two offices in Milan and Florence, GLA is led by 3 partners and 2 directors. Our project portfolio includes corporate, hotel and residential projects, historic preservation, retail and as well as design services for diplomatic representations. We employ 60 people as permanent staff and collaborate with external resources as needed.

Andrea Grassi


Irene Seracca Guerrieri

Senior Interior Designer

Flora Catelacci

Interior Designer