Founder and Creative Director of Mario Cucinella Architects
MC A - Mario Cucinella Architects. Founded in 1992 in Paris by Mario Cucinella, the MC A - Mario Cucinella Architects studio is now based in Bologna and Milan and is made up of over 100 professionals. MC A specialises in architectural design that integrates environmental and energy strategies, making use of an internal R&D department that investigates the issues of sustainability through a holistic approach. The studio has carried out projects in Europe, China, North and Central Africa, the Middle East and South America. MC A is currently planning and/or building about fifty projects. These include the new Unipol business centre; the SeiMilano residential and mixed-use project; the Etruscan Museum of the Rovati Foundation; and the new surgical and emergency centre of the San Raffaele Hospital - all in Milan. The project for the Aosta Valley University Center in Aosta is also underway, as well as two residential towers and ‘Viertel Zwei’ offices in Vienna, two residential projects in Tirana and various private projects in the Middle East. In 2015 Mario Cucinella founded SOS - School of Sustainability, a postgraduate training centre to create professionals in the field of sustainability. SOS collaborates in synergy with MC A. MC D - Mario Cucinella Design - specialised in the theme of recycling and the circular economy - was launched in 2018, since which time it has enjoyed numerous collaborations with the most famous Made in Italy companies.