Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

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Native of Lituania, Massimiliano Fuksas was born in Rome in 1944, where he graduated in Architecture at “La Sapienza” University in 1969.

In 1967 he created his own studio in Rome, followed by a second one in Paris in 1989.
He opened an office in Vienna in 1993, and in Frankfurt in 2002, active until 2001 and 2009.

From 2008 he has an office also in Shenzhen, China.
From 1998 to 2000 he was Director of the VII Biennial of Architecture in Venice “Less Aesthetics, More Ethics”.

Since 2000 is the author of the architectural column founded by Bruno Zevi in the weekly magazine “L’Espresso”.

He was Visiting Professor at several universities, such as the ȣole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna,  the Staadtliche Akademia des Bildenden Kunste in Stoccarda, and the Columbia University in New York.

For many years he has been devoting special attentions into urban problems in large metropolitan areas.
He works and lives between Rome and Paris.

Awards and recognitions
2010 has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the French president Nicolas Sarkozy
2009 “Gold Medal” with the project Zenith Music Hall, Strasbourg, France, and “Honorable Mention for Public Spaces and Infrastructures”  with the project S Paolo parish complex, Foligno, Italy
2009 finalist for the prize to contemporary architecture “Mies van der Rohe” with the project Zenith Music Hall, Strasbourg, France
2007 “Cubo d’Oro” Award, Naples
2007 first prize awarded to the project Europark, Salzburg, by the International Council of Shopping Centers – Category “Refurbishments and / or Expansion”
2006  honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects
2006 “Award of Excellence” to the New Trade Fair, Rho-Pero, Milan, Italy by ULI (Urban Land Institute), Washington D.C., USA
2006  Cavaliere di Gran Croce della Repubblica Italiana
2005 national award for Architecture to the Operational Headquarters of Ferrari, Maranello, Italy, by ANCEIN ARCH 2005
2005  member of the Architecture Academy in Paris, France
2003  member of the International Architecture Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria
2002  Honorary Fellowship of the AIA-American Institute of Architects
2000  member of the National Academy of San Luca, Italy
2000  “Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la Rjblique Franjse”
1999  Grand Prix d’Architecture Franjse;
1994-97 member of the planning commission in Berlin and Salzburg
1989-93 member of board of Directors of the France Academy-Villa Medici, Rome, Italy

Among his projects
Architecture: Set Design for Medea and Edipo a Colono, Greek Theatre, Siracusa, Italy, 2009; S Paolo parish complex, Foligno, Italy, 2001-2009; MyZeil, Frankfurt, Germany, 2002-2009; Armani Fifth Avenue, NY, USA, 2007-2009; Mainz Markther 11-13, Mainz, Germany, 2003-2008;  Peace Peres House, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1999-2008; ZENITH Music Hall, Amiens, France, 2003-2008; ZENITH Music Hall, Strasborg, France,  2003-2008; De Cecco Management Centre, Pescara, Italy, 2001-2008; Armani Ginza Tower, Tokyo, Japan, 2005-2007; New Trade Fair, Rho-Pero, Milano, Italy, 2002-2005; ETNAPOLIS, Catania, Italy, 2001-2005; Europark 1, Salzburg, Austria, 1992-2005; Europark 2, Salzburg, Austria, 2003-2005;  Armani Jeans, Milano, Italy, 2003-2004; Nardini Exhibition Centre and Auditorium, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Italia, 2002-2004; Ferrari Operational Headquarters, Maranello, Modena, Italia, 2001-2004; Armani Chater House, Hong Kong, Cina, 2001-2002; Twin Towers, Vienna, Austria, 1995-2001; ex Aldobrandini Stables and Museum of Tuscolano; Frascati, Italia, 1998-2000; Maison des Arts, Bordeaux, France, 1992-1995; Muse des Graffiti, Niaux, France, 1989-1993; Ilot Candie Saint-Bernard, Paris XI, France, 1987-1996;Cultural center and library, Reze France, 1986-1991.

FuksasDoriana O. Mandrelli was born in Rome where she graduated in History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture in 1979 at “La Sapienza” University.
She attended the faculty of Architecture at “La Sapienza” University.
She graduated in architecture at ESA-L’Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture-, Paris, France.
She was member of the executive board of INARCH (National Institute of Architecture)
She did didactic activities at the Institute of History of Art in the Faculty of Letters and Arts in Rome at the University “La Sapienza”.
Since 1985 she has been cooperating with Massimiliano Fuksas.
Since 1997 she has been responsible for Fuksas Design.
She was the curator of the  Architecture’s Section at the VII  Biennial of Architecture in Venice (2000): “Less Aesthetics, More Ethics”, she was in charge of four special branches dedicated to: Jean Prouvé, Jean Maneval, the Peace Pavillon and Architecture of Spaces, and the Art Section.
Her projects are characterized by a continuous research in new materials and innovative technology.
She works and lives between Rome and Paris.

Awards and recognitions
2009 “Gold Medal” with the project Zenith Music Hall, Strasbourg, France, and “Honorable Mention for Public Spaces and Infrastructures”  with the project S Paolo parish complex, Foligno, Italy

2009 finalist for the prize to contemporary architecture “Mies van der Rohe” with the project Zenith Music Hall, Strasbourg, France

2002 “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la Republique Française”

Among her recent projects
Architecture: Set design for Medea and Edipo a Colono, Greek Theatre, Siracusa, Italy, 2009; S Paolo parish complex, Foligno, Italy, 2001-2009; MyZeil, Frankfurt, Germany, 2002-2009; Armani Fifth Avenue, NY, USA, 2007-2009; Mainz Markthäuser 11-13, Mainz, Germany, 2003-2008;  Peace Peres House, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1999-2008; ZENITH Music Hall, Amiens, France, 2003-2008; ZENITH Music Hall, Strasborg, France,  2003-2008; De Cecco Management Centre, Pescara, Italy, 2001-2008; Armani Ginza Tower, Tokyo, Japan, 2005-2007; New Trade Fair, Rho-Pero, Milano, ItalY, 2002-2005; ETNAPOLIS, Catania, Italy, 2001-2005;  Armani Jeans, Milano, Italy, 2003-2004; Nardini Exhibition Centre and Auditorium, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Italia, 2002-2004; Ferrari Operational Headquarters, Maranello, Modena, Italia, 2001-2004; Armani Chater House, Hong Kong, Cina, 2001-2002; ex Aldobrandini Stables and Museum of Tuscolano; Frascati, Italia, 1998-2000.