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. Cucinella is “Honorary Professor” at Nottingham University and regularly lectures in Italy and abroad. He also founded Building Green Future (non-profit organization) in 2012.
MCA avail itself of a team of architects and engineers from various countries and has a solid background in architectural design, 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 in Ferrara; a school for a green future, Gaza, developed in partnership with UNRWA (The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East).