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Mario Cucinella
Mario Cucinella
* Palermo, Italy, 29 August 1960
nationality: italian
MC A - Mario Cucinella Architects
Via de' Carracci, 6/M
40129  Bologna - Italy
Tel: +39.051.631.3381 - Fax: +39.051.631.3316
www.mcarchitects.it
mca@mcarchitects.it
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
 
 
MCA, Mario Cucinella Architects, founded in 1992 in Paris and in Bologna in 1999, is a company with a solid experience at the forefront of contemporary design and research. With his partner Elizabeth Francis he leads an international team of architects, engineers and designers.
MCA has an integrated approach to design work based on close collaboration with multi-disciplinary consultants to create an innovative and appropriate design response for every project and clients requirements. MCA develops projects at different scales, from building design to product design, from environmental and technological research to large-scale urban projects. Sustainable building design and the rational use of energy is one of the central concerns in MCA’s work and research. The environmental quality of designs is analysed and developed using specialized software and model testing in order to produce buildings of architectural quality with state of the art energy performance.
Mario Cucinella’s work has been internationally recognised and he has won many competitions and awards. Hehas received the Energy Performance + Architecture Award (Paris, October 2005), the Special Award for the Environment by the Cityscape World Architecture Congress (Dubai, September 2005). He is also awarded the 2004 ‘Outstanding Architect’ by the World Renewable Energy Congress in Denver (USA) and in 1999 he received the prestigious ‘Forderüngs Prize’ for Architecture by the Akademie der Künste of Berlin. He is actively involved in education, teaching technology studio at Ferrara University and lecturing regularly on his work in schools of Architecture around Europe.
BUILDINGS
 
2003 - 2008
Sede servizi unificati del Comune di Bologna
Italy [Italia] » Bologna
2003 - 2006
SIEEB Building - Tsinghua University
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Beijing
2003 - 2006
Edificio direzionale ex Ducati
Italy [Italia] » Rimini
2002 - 2005
Edificio per uffici
Italy [Italia] » Milan [Milano]
2003
Centro Ricerche Uniflair
Italy [Italia] » Conselve
1999 - 2001
Stazione marittima - Capitaneria di Porto
Italy [Italia] » Otranto
1997
iGuzzini Illuminazione
Italy [Italia] » Recanati
1994 - 1996
CCR - Centro Comune di Ricerca
Italy [Italia] » Ispra
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
WRITINGS
BY THE ARCHITECT
Mario Cucinella, Works at MCA. Buildings and projects, The Plan Editions, Bologna 2004
Mario Cucinella, More with Less, Mandragora, Firenze 2002
Mario Cucinella, "La strategia del virus positivo/Positive Virus Strategy", L'Arca 66, dicembre/december 1992 [La città ideale/The ideal city], pp. 38-41
WRITINGS
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
Anna Giorgi, Mario Cucinella, Edilstampa, 2006
Thomas Herzog, "Introduzione a cura di Thomas Herzog/Introduction by Thomas Herzog", The Plan 0, febbraio/february 2002, "Architettura/Architecture" p. 7
Simona Agabio, Edoardo Badano, Mario Cucinella Architettura e ricerca, Maggioli Editore, 1999
Maurizio Vitta (ed.), Mario Cucinella. Lo Spazio e la Luce, L’Arca Edizioni, Milano 1998
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INTERVIEWS
 
 
Gianfranco Sassi (ed.), "Mario Cucinella", Materia 54, giugno/june 2007, "Intervista/Interview" pp. 148-153
Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, "Cucinella's preferences", A10 new European architecture 3, may/june 2005, pp. 22-24
"Intervista a Mario Cucinella/Interview with Mario Cucinella", The Plan 0, febbraio/february 2002, "Architettura/Architecture" pp. 8-9
"L'Arca intervista: Mario Cucinella, Giorgio Muratore, Massimo Pica Ciamarra, Giò Pomodoro", L'Arca 105, giugno/june 1996 [Italia/Italy], pp. 2-7
 
 
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