Massimiliano Fuksas


Studio Fuksas, led by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, is one of the most outstanding international architectural firm in the world.

Over the past 40 years the company has developed an innovative approach through a strikingly wide variety of projects, ranging from urban interventions to airports, from museums to cultural centers and spaces for music, from convention centers to offices, from interiors to design collections.

With headquarters in Rome, Paris and Shenzhen, and a staff of 170 professionals, the practice has completed more than 600 projects and has worked in Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia, receiving numerous international awards.

Massimiliano Fuksas of Lithuanian descent, was born in Rome in 1944. He graduated in Architecture from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1969. Since the Eighties he has been one of the main protagonists of the contemporary architectural scene.

From 1994 to 1997 he was a member of the Planning Commissions in Berlin and Salzburg. In 1998 he was awarded for his professional career with “Vitruvio International a la Trayectoria” in Buenos Aires. From 1998 to 2000 he directed the “VII Mostra Internazionale di Architettura di Venezia”, Less Aesthetics, More Ethics. In 1999 he received the Grand Prix National d’Architecture Française, the following year he was named National Academic of San Luca and was decorated Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française. In 2002 the Honorary Fellowship of the AIA – American Institute of Architects , Washington D.C. Three years later member of the Académie d’Architecture in Paris. In 2006 the Honorary Fellowship of the RIBA – Royal Institute of British Architects, London UK and was named Cavaliere di Gran Croce della Repubblica Italiana. In 2010 he was decorated with Légion d’Honneur by the French President. In 2012 the Medal of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in Italy, and the Global Lithuanian Award, Art and Culture category in Vilnius, Lithuania. The following year the Idea-Tops Awards, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport-T3, awarded Best Transportation Space in Shenzhen, China. In 2014 Architizer A + Award and Architizer A + Pop­­ular Choice Award, Transportation-Airports category in New York. From 2000 to 2015 he was author of the architecture column – founded by Bruno Zevi – in the Italian news magazine “L’Espresso” and from 2014 to 2015 he was, with his wife, the author of the Design column in the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica”.

He has been Visiting Professor at a number of Universities such as Columbia University in New York, the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Wien, the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart.

Long since he is dedicating special attention to the study of urban problems in large metropolitan areas.



Selected Projects:

2014    Australia Forum, Canberra, Australia, won competition

Bory Mall – Shopping Center, Bratislava, Slovakia

2013    Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Terminal 3, Shenzhen, China

Business Garden Warszawa Hotel, Warsaw, Poland

Refurbishment of the ex Unione Militare building, Rome, Italy

National Archives of France in Pierrefitte sur Seine-Saint Denis, Paris, France

CBD Cultural Center, Beijing, China, won competition

Baricentrale railway area, Bari, Italy, won competition

Moscow Polytechnic Museum and Educational Centre, Moscow, Russia, won competition

2012    Tbilisi Public Service Hall, Tbilisi, Georgia

Hotel-Business Management School Georges-Frêche, Montpellier, France

Chengdu Tianfu Cultural and Performance Centre, Chengdu, China, won competition

Beverly Center Renovation, Los Angeles, USA, won competition

2011    Touristical Harbour, Castellammare di Stabia (Naples), Italy

Palatino Centre, Turin, Italy

2010    Lyon Island, Lyon, France

Admirant Entrance Building, Eindhoven, Netherlands

18.Septemberplein, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Rhike Park, Tbilisi, Georgia, ongoing

Guosen Securities Tower, Shenzhen, China, ongoing

2009    Peres Peace House, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel

Scenography for Medea and Edipo a Colono, Greek Theatre, Siracusa

St. Paolo Parish Complex, Foligno, Italy

MyZeil Shopping Mall, Frankfurt, Germany

Armani Fifth Avenue, NYC, USA

Residential Complex Duca d’Aosta, Brescia, Italy

2008    Mainz Markthäuser 11-13, Mainz, Germany

Zenith Music Hall, Amiens, France

Zenith Music Hall, Strasbourg, France

De Cecco Headquarters, Pescara, Italy

Expansion of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in San Paolo, Brasil, commission

Is Molas Golf Resort, Pula (Cagliari), Italy, ongoing

Residential Requalification Damecuta, Capri, Italy, ongoing

2007    Armani Ginza Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Requalification of Thermal Complex, Montecatini Terme (Pistoia), Italy, on going

Palazzo Canossa, Mantova, Italy, ongoing

2006    Euromed Centre, Marseille, France, ongoing

2005    New Milan Trade Fair, Rho-Pero, Milan, Italy

Europark 2, Salzburg, Austria

Etnapolis, Belpasso (Catania), Italy

Duomo Tube Station, Naples, Italy, ongoing

2004    Nardini Research Centre and Auditorium, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Italy

Ferrari Headquarters and Research Centre, Maranello, Modena, Italy

Palalottomatica Façade, Rome, Italy

2002    Armani Chater House, Hong Kong, China

Hanseforum Offices, Hamburg, Germany

Asterfleet, Hamburg, Germany

Two Housing Towers, Milan, Italy

2001    Twin Towers, Wien, Austria

Lycée Maximilien Perret, Alfortville, France

Parc du Chateau Horse Center, Tremblay, France

Tower for Regione Piemonte New Headquarters, Turin, Italy, ongoing

2000    Aldobrandini Stables – Museum of Tuscolo, Frascati, Italy

1999    Media Markt, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Shopping Mall La Piazza, Eindhoven, Netherlands

University Michel Montaigne – Maison des Arts, Bordeaux, France

1998    New Rome Convention Centre and Hotel, Rome, Italy, ongoing

1997    Îlot Cantagrel, Paris, France

1996    Îlot Candie Saint-Bernard, Paris, France

UFR de Droit et Sciences Economique, Limoges, France

1995    Cemetery extension, Paliano, Italy

Cemetery extension, Civita Castellana, Italy

1994    Europark 1, Salzburg, Austria

UFR University of Humanistic formation and research, Brest, France

1993    Musée des Graffiti, Niaux, France

Conference Hall Actuel, Paris, France

Saint Exupery School, Noisy le Grand, France

Couvent des Penitents, Rouen, France

Studio Fuksas, Rome, Italy

1992    Cemetery, Civita Castellana, Italy

Town Hall and Parking, Orly, France

1991    Médiateque, Library and Research Center, Rezé, France

Maison de la Communication et du Câblage, l’Edison, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

Cultural Center and Masterplan, Quimper, France

Cemetery extension, Orvieto, Italy

1990    Berges-de-Seine, Clichy-la-Garenne, France

University facilities, Nîmes

New Town Hall, Cassino, Italy

Renovation Hôpital Hotel Dieu, Chartres, France

1988    San Giorgetto Primary and High School, Anagni, Italy

1987    Student Residences, Hérouville-Saint-Claire, France

1985    Gymnasium, Paliano, Italy

1984    Cemetery, Orvieto, Italy

Social Housing, Paliano, Italy

1983    Cooperative Esperanza, Rome, Italy

1982    Nursery School, Tarquinia, Italy

1980    Residential Complex Ernica, Anagni, Italy

Cemetery, Paliano, Italy

1978    Park of the fountain of the diable, Paliano, Italy

1973    Sport Palace, Sassocorvaro, Italy

Selected Design Projects:

2015   Angelinah Collection for Glamora

Olympia for Nemo

Minah Collection for Meritalia

Charlotte & Chantal for Slamp

             Baby Dolly for Baxter

             Colombina Collection for Alessi

2014    Mary, mirror for Fiam

Zoe, lamp for Venini

I Massivi, furniture for Itlas

             Roy, table for Fiam

             Gipsy, jewellery collection for Sicis

2013    Theresia, espresso machine for Victoria Arduino

            Dolly and Molly, armchairs for Baxter

            Rosy and Lucy, mirrors for Fiam

Candy Collection, lamps for Zonca

2012    Carla, auditorium seat for Poltrona Frau

Aldo, vase for Alessi

2011    Impronta, wash-basin, shower and furniture for Catalano

Moony, chandelier for La Murrina

Wave, door and window handle for Fusital

Nina, wall unit for Zeus Noto

Baby, candle-holder and citrus basket for Alessi

2010     Zyl, lamp for iGuzzini

Zouhria, vase for Alessi

Carmen, handle for Manital

2009    Tommaso, table for Zeus Noto

2008    Mumbai, furniture for Haworth Castelli

Carolina, armchair for Poltrona Frau

2007    Silver Set, carafe and glasses for Sawaya&Moroni

Sit-Sat, seat for Sawaya&Moroni

2006    Islands, collection of furniture and jewellery in collaboration with the artist Mimmo Paladino for Short Stories

Bollards for Orsogril

Bea, office chair for Luxy

2005    Mao Mao, tray for Alessi

Couple of vases Eli-li for Alessi

Auditorium seat BiBi for Poltrona Frau

2004    Bianca chair and Bianco bar-stool for Zeus Noto

2003    Tea and coffee towers for Alessi

Lavinia, lamp for iGuzzini

2002    Blu Mountains, handles for Valli&Valli

2000    Ma-Zik, tables for Saporiti



Main exhibitions:

2014    Where Architects Live, Salone Internazione del Mobile, Milan

2013    Asia, installation in turkish marble for the exhibition “Bathing in Light” at the Art Garden of Superstudio Più, Fuori Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan

Dieu(x), modes d’emploi, Petit-Palais – Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris, Paris

2011    Verso Est. Chinese Architectural Landscape, Museo MAXXI in Rome

2009    Urban Solution, New Trade Fair, Rho-Pero in Milan, Italy

2008    Kensington Gardens, XI International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy

Short Stories, Aldobrandini Stables, Frascati, Rome, Italy

Napolincroce, Donnaregina Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy

Deep Purple, Triennale, Milan

Gioiello Italiano Contemporaneo, tecniche e materiali tra arte e design, Villa Valmarana, Vicenza, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy

2007    Prototype of house – Construmat, Barcelona, Spain

MFuksasD. Un sessantesimo di secondo, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy

2005    5 + 5 = 5 – 5 anni 5 progetti, Aldobrandini Stables, Frascati, Rome, Italy

2004    Forma: La città moderna e il suo passato, Colosseum, Rome, Italy

2002    Interiors in piazza – La capsula abitabile, Milan, Italy

2000    Eur floating space, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

Occhi chiusi aperti, Esprit Nouveau Pavillion, Bologna, Italy

2000    Less Aesthetics, More Ethic, VII International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy

Third Millennium House Study, Bologna, Italy

1996    One.Zero, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK

1995    MFuksas. Tutte le strade portano a Roma, Berlin, Germany

Massimiliano Fuksas, Klagenfurt, Austria

1994    Downtown MFuksas, Limoges, France

MFuksas, Wien, Austria

1992    Haute Tension, IFA – Institut Français d’Architecture – , Paris, France

Haute Tension 2, Buro & Design Centre, Bruxelles, Belgium

1991    Mistery Train, Yamagiwa Inspiration Gallery, Tokio, Japan

Architectures 1971-1983, Lille, France

1990    MFuksas Blue Town, Rome, Italy

1989    Villa Medici Grands Projets, Rome, Italy