Mario Cucinella Architects srl


  via Barozzi 3/A, 40126 Bologna , Italy
  Phone: +39 051 6313381
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The studio is based in Bologna and employs a team of architects and engineers from various countries, has solid experience in architectural design with particular attention to energy and environmental issues, industrial design and technological research through collaboration with universities and research programs of the European Commission. Mario Cucinella, born in 1960, founded Mario Cucinella Architects in Paris in 1992 and in Bologna in 1999. He received since the beginning of its activities, major awards in international competitions. From 1998 to 2006 he taught at the Faculty of Architecture in Ferrara (Italy) and since 2004 he is 'Honorary Professor' at the University of Nottingham. In 2013 he was 'Guest Professor in Emerging Technologies' at the Technische Universitat in Munich while in 2014 he is 'Guest Professor' at Architectural Faculty Federico II, Naples. Cucinella holds regularly lectures in Italy and abroad. He is currently Director in the Scientific Committee of PLEA (Passive and Low Energy Architecture). In 2014 he worked as a tutor with Renzo Piano to the project G124 for the recovery of the suburbs in Italy. He also founded Building Green Future, a no-profit organization that promotes sustainable development through green architecture and urban regeneration, in 2012. Since 2014 he has started in Bologna (Italy) S.O.S. - School of Sustainability, a school focused on training new professionals in the field of sustainability. Mario Cucinella has a solid background in architectural design and leads a team of architects and engineers from various countries and , with particular attention to energy issues and environmental impact of buildings. The firm is active in industrial design and technological research - through partnerships with universities and research programs of the European Commission - to which it devotes a special internal unit. Among the most significant projects: the SIEEB - Sino-Italian Ecological and Energy efficient Building - Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; the new Civic Offices of Bologna; the CSET - Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies - The University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China; the new headquarters of 3M ITALY Milan; the project of Regional Agency for the Environment ARPA in Ferrara; a Kuwait School, in Gaza, developed in partnership with UNRWA (The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East).

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