Villa Forte is an architectural project by Studio Marco Piva for a private luxury house located in the renowned area of Shanghai Garden Plaza South. The project aimed at uniting the most significant elements of the Italian and Chinese cultures, taking also into consideration the sustainability, the materials and the technologies available, in order to produce a beautiful, yet efficient, new architecture. The Chinese cultural tradition meets the contemporary Italian design, assuring continuity and fluidity of language in both stylistic and functional terms. Materials of the nature, such as marbles and stones, are combined with composite ones and metals, and are also linked with the surrounding green areas, to connect the new building with its context. The CHINESE cultural TRADITION meets the CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN design.