Date: Wednesday 21 January 2009
Running time: 90 mins
Mario Cucinella presents recent projects by his practice in Italy and China. Mario Cucinella studied architecture at the University of Genoa and worked with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop for five years in Genoa and Paris. In 1992 he founded MCA in Paris, and in 1999 Mario Cucinella Architects Srl. in Bologna. MCA has an integrated approach to design based on close collaboration with multi-disciplinary consultants to create an innovative and appropriate design response for every project. The practice 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. Cucinella received the Outstanding Architect award from the World Renewable Energy Congress in 2004, and in 2005 the Special Award for the Environment from the Cityscape World Architecture Congress in Dubai. He has taught and lectured in many schools of architecture in Europe and is a Visiting Professor at Nottingham University.
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