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Studio Fuksas

led by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, is one of the most outstanding international architectural firm in the world.

Over the past 40 years the company has developed an innovative approach through a strikingly wide variety of projects, ranging from urban interventions to airports, from museums to cultural centers and spaces for music, from convention centers to offices, from interiors to design collections.

With headquarters in Rome, Paris and Shenzhen, and a staff of 170 professionals, the practice has completed more than 600 projects and has worked in Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia, receiving numerous international awards.

Massimiliano Fuksas

of Lithuanian descent, was born in Rome in 1944. He graduated in Architecture from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1969. Since the Eighties he has been one of the main protagonists of the contemporary architectural scene.

From 1994 to 1997 he was a member of the Planning Commissions in Berlin and Salzburg. In 1998 he was awarded for his professional career with “Vitruvio International a la Trayectoria” in Buenos Aires. From 1998 to 2000 he directed the “VII Mostra Internazionale di Architettura di Venezia”, Less Aesthetics, More Ethics. In 1999 he received the Grand Prix National d’Architecture Française, the following year he was named National Academic of San Luca and was decorated Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française. In 2002 the Honorary Fellowship of the AIA – American Institute of Architects , Washington D.C. Three years later member of the Académie d’Architecture in Paris. In 2006 the Honorary Fellowship of the RIBA – Royal Institute of British Architects, London UK and was named Cavaliere di Gran Croce della Repubblica Italiana. In 2010 he was decorated with Légion d’Honneur by the French President. In 2012 the Medal of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in Italy, and the Global Lithuanian Award, Art and Culture category in Vilnius, Lithuania. The following year the Idea-Tops Awards, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport-T3, awarded Best Transportation Space in Shenzhen, China. In 2014 Architizer A + Award and Architizer A + Pop­­ular Choice Award, Transportation-Airports category in New York. From 2000 to 2015 he was author of the architecture column – founded by Bruno Zevi – in the Italian news magazine “L’Espresso” and from 2014 to 2015 he was, with his wife, the author of the Design column in the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica”.

He has been Visiting Professor at a number of Universities such as Columbia University in New York, the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Wien, the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart.

Long since he is dedicating special attention to the study of urban problems in large metropolitan areas.

Doriana Mandrelli Fuksas

was born in Rome where she graduated in History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1979. She has also earned a degree in Architecture from ESA, École Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris. She has done didactic activities at the Institute of History of Art at the Faculty of Letters and Arts and at Industrial Design Department ITACA at “La Sapienza” University in Rome. She has curated four “Special Projects” at the “VII Mostra Internazionale di Architettura di Venezia”, Less Aesthetics, More Ethics in 2000: Jean Prouvè, Jean Maneval, the Peace Pavilion and Architecture of Spaces, and the Contemporary Art section. She has worked with Massimiliano Fuksas in 1985 and has been director in charge of “Fuksas Design” since 1997. In 2002 she was decorated Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française. In 2006 Awards for Excellence Europe” ULI (Urban Land Institute), first prize awarded to New Trade Fair, Rho-Pero in Milan, Italy, Washington D. C. In 2012 Wallpaper* Design Awards 2012, EUR New Congress Centre, Rome, Italy awarded Best Building Site, London, UK. In 2013 she was decorated Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française. The same year the Idea-Tops Awards, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport-T3, awarded Best Transportation Space in Shenzhen, China and Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards 2013, Impronta wash-basin for Catalano awarded Gold Winner in the Innovation in Design, London.

From 2014 to 2015 she was, with Massimiliano Fuksas, the author of the Design column in the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica”.

Selected Projects:

2018
Capo Grande Tower, Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia, won competition
New Headquarters Regione Piemonte, Turin, Italy, ongoing
CBD Cultural Center, Beijing, China, won competition
Is Molas Golf Resort, Pula (Cagliari), Italy, ongoing
Rhike Park, Tbilisi, Georgia, ongoing
Guosen Securities Tower, Shenzhen, China, ongoing
Beverly Center Renovation, Los Angeles, USA, ongoing

2017
Euromed Centre, Marseille, France

2016
New Rome-EUR Convention Centre “the Cloud”, Rome, Italy

2014
Australia Forum, Canberra, Australia, won competition
Bory Mall – Shopping Center, Bratislava, Slovakia

2013
Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Terminal 3, Shenzhen, China
Business Garden Warszawa Hotel, Warsaw, Poland
Refurbishment of the ex Unione Militare building, Rome, Italy
National Archives of France in Pierrefitte sur Seine-Saint Denis, Paris, France
Baricentrale railway area, Bari, Italy, won competition
Moscow Polytechnic Museum and Educational Centre, Moscow, Russia, won competition

2012
Tbilisi Public Service Hall, Tbilisi, Georgia
Hotel-Business Management School Georges-Frêche, Montpellier, France
Chengdu Tianfu Cultural and Performance Centre, Chengdu, China, won competition

2011
Touristical Harbour, Castellammare di Stabia (Naples), Italy
Palatino Centre, Turin, Italy

2010
Lyon Island, Lyon, France
Admirant Entrance Building, Eindhoven, Netherlands

2009
Peres Peace House, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
18.Septemberplein, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Scenography for Medea and Edipo a Colono, Greek Theatre, Siracusa
St. Paolo Parish Complex, Foligno, Italy
MyZeil Shopping Mall, Frankfurt, Germany
Armani Fifth Avenue, NYC, USA
Residential Complex Duca d’Aosta, Brescia, Italy

2008
Mainz Markthäuser 11-13, Mainz, Germany
Zenith Music Hall, Amiens, France
Zenith Music Hall, Strasbourg, France
De Cecco Headquarters, Pescara, Italy
Expansion of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in San Paolo, Brasil, commission
Residential Requalification Damecuta, Capri, Italy, ongoing

2007
Armani Ginza Tower, Tokyo, Japan
Requalification of Thermal Complex, Montecatini Terme (Pistoia), Italy, on going
Palazzo Canossa, Mantova, Italy, ongoing

2005
New Milan Trade Fair, Rho-Pero, Milan, Italy
Media Markt, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Europark 2, Salzburg, Austria
Etnapolis, Belpasso (Catania), Italy
Two Housing Towers, Milan, Italy
Naples Subway – Duomo Station, Naples, Italy, ongoing

2004
Nardini Research Centre and Auditorium, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Italy
Ferrari Headquarters and Research Centre, Maranello, Modena, Italy
Shopping Mall “La Piazza”, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Palalottomatica Façade, Rome, Italy

2002
Armani Chater House, Hong Kong, China
Hanseforum Offices, Hamburg, Germany
Asterfleet, Hamburg, Germany

2001
Twin Towers, Wien, Austria
Îlot Cantagrel, Paris, France
Parc du Chateau Horse Center, Tremblay, France

2000
Tuscolano Museum – Refurbishment of the ex “Scuderie Aldobrandini” Building,
Frascati, Italy

1999
Maison des Arts – University Michel Montaigne, Bordeaux, France

1997
Europark 1, Salzburg, Austria
La Garenne – Residential Complex, Clichy-la-Garenne, France
Lycée Maximilien Perret, Alfortville, France

1996
Îlot Candie Saint-Bernard, Paris, France
UFR de Droit et Sciences Economique, Limoges, France

1995
Cemetery extension, Paliano, Italy
Cemetery extension, Civita Castellana, Italy

1994
UFR University of Humanistic formation and research, Brest, France

1993
Musée des Graffiti, Niaux, France
Conference Hall Actuel, Paris, France
Saint Exupery School, Noisy le Grand, France
Couvent des Penitents, Rouen, France
Studio Fuksas, Rome, Italy

1992
Cemetery, Civita Castellana, Italy
Town Hall and Parking, Orly, France

1991
Médiateque, Library and Research Center, Rezé, France
Maison de la Communication et du Câblage, l’Edison, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Cultural Center and Masterplan, Quimper, France
Cemetery extension, Orvieto, Italy

1990
University facilities, Nîmes
New Town Hall, Cassino, Italy
Renovation Hospital Hotel Dieu, Chartres, France

1988
San Giorgetto Primary and High School, Anagni, Italy

1987
Student Residences, Hérouville-Saint-Claire, France

1985
Gymnasium, Paliano, Italy

1984
Cemetery, Orvieto, Italy
Social Housing, Paliano, Italy

1983
Cooperative Esperanza, Rome, Italy

1982
Nursery School, Tarquinia, Italy

1980
Residential Complex Ernica, Anagni, Italy
Cemetery, Paliano, Italy

1978
Park of the fountain of the diable, Paliano, Italy

1973
Sport Palace, Sassocorvaro, Italy

Selected Design Projects:

2017
I Massivi Outdoor, furniture for Itlas
Desert Rose, lamp for Slamp
Charlotte, Half Charlotte, Charlotte Floor, lamps for Slamp
Milk glass and beer glass for Ritzenhoff
Colombina Fish for Alessi

2016
Nuvola, lamp for iGuzzini
Olympia, lamp for Nemo Lighting

2015
Angelinah Collection for Glamora
Minah Collection for Meritalia
Chantal, lamp for Slamp
Baby Dolly, seat for Baxter

2014
Mary, mirror for Fiam
Zoe, lamp for Venini
I Massivi Indoor, furniture for Itlas
Roy, table for Fiam
Gipsy, jewellery collection for Sicis

2013
Theresia, espresso machine for Victoria Arduino
Dolly and Molly, armchairs for Baxter
Rosy and Lucy, mirrors for Fiam
Candy Collection, lamps for Zonca

2012
Carla, auditorium seat for Poltrona Frau
Aldo, vase for Alessi

2011
Impronta, wash-basin, shower and furniture for Catalano
Moony, chandelier for La Murrina
Wave, door and window handle for Fusital
Nina, wall unit for Zeus Noto
Baby, candle-holder and citrus basket for Alessi

2010
Zyl, lamp for iGuzzini
Zouhria, vase for Alessi
Carmen, handle for Manital
Colombina Collection for Alessi

2009
Tommaso, table for Zeus Noto

2008
Mumbai, furniture for Haworth Castelli
Carolina, armchair for Poltrona Frau

2007
Silver Set, carafe and glasses for Sawaya&Moroni
Sit-Sat, seat for Sawaya&Moroni

2006
Islands, collection of furniture and jewellery in collaboration with the artist Mimmo Paladino for Short Stories
Bollards for Orsogril
Bea, office chair for Luxy

2005
Mao Mao, tray for Alessi
Couple of vases Eli-li for Alessi
Auditorium seat BiBi for Poltrona Frau

2004
Bianca chair and Bianco bar-stool for Zeus Noto

2003
Tea and coffee towers for Alessi
Lavinia, lamp for iGuzzini

2002
Blu Mountains, handles for Valli&Valli

2000
Ma-Zik, tables for Saporiti

Main exhibitions:

2014
Where Architects Live, Salone Internazione del Mobile, Milan

2013
Asia, installation in turkish marble for the exhibition “Bathing in Light” at the Art Garden of Superstudio Più, Fuori Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan
Dieu(x), modes d’emploi, Petit-Palais – Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris, Paris

2011
Verso Est. Chinese Architectural Landscape, Museo MAXXI in Rome

2009
Urban Solution, New Trade Fair, Rho-Pero in Milan, Italy

2008
Kensington Gardens, XI International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy
Short Stories, Aldobrandini Stables, Frascati, Rome, Italy
Napolincroce, Donnaregina Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy
Deep Purple, Triennale, Milan
Gioiello Italiano Contemporaneo, tecniche e materiali tra arte e design, Villa Valmarana, Vicenza, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy

2007
Prototype of house – Construmat, Barcelona, Spain
MFuksasD. Un sessantesimo di secondo, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy

2005
5 + 5 = 5 – 5 anni 5 progetti, Aldobrandini Stables, Frascati, Rome, Italy

2004
Forma: La città moderna e il suo passato, Colosseum, Rome, Italy

2002
Interiors in piazza – La capsula abitabile, Milan, Italy

2000
Eur floating space, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Occhi chiusi aperti, Esprit Nouveau Pavillion, Bologna, Italy

2000
Less Aesthetics, More Ethic, VII International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy
Third Millennium House Study, Bologna, Italy

1996
One.Zero, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK

1995
MFuksas. Tutte le strade portano a Roma, Berlin, Germany
Massimiliano Fuksas, Klagenfurt, Austria

1994 Downtown MFuksas, Limoges, France
MFuksas, Wien, Austria

1992
Haute Tension, IFA – Institut Français d’Architecture – , Paris, France
Haute Tension 2, Buro & Design Centre, Bruxelles, Belgium

1991
Mistery Train, Yamagiwa Inspiration Gallery, Tokio, Japan
Architectures 1971-1983, Lille, France

1990
MFuksas Blue Town, Rome, Italy

1989
Villa Medici Grands Projets, Rome, Italy

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