- Massimiliano Fuksas
Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas (1944) studied architecture in Rome in the sixties and underwent formative experiences abroad (London, Copenhagen).
Back in the Italian capital in 1969, he founded Granma studio with Anna Maria Sacconi, working primarily in the public sector in the decades that followed (specifically in Agnani, Paliano, Civita Castellana and Cassino), with “a consistent itinerary of bold visual impact” often associated with “figurative inspiration, at times ironic and at times lyrical (...) the common thread of which is study of the geometric complexity of compositions” (Di Robilant).
In the nineties, thanks to his growing international fame following the opening of his personal studio in Paris in 1989, Fuksas’ work came to be characterised by a bold visual propensity, with an “artistic dimension” in his approach to design and “influences from outside the discipline tending toward creation of spectacular effects (decentred or inclined foyers, interconnected geometrical volumes, suspended roofs)” (Greco). This compositional approach is not distant from his work in partnership with Sacconi.
His many projects built in France over the past 25 years include two “maisons” in Avoine (1989) and St. Quentin-en-Yvelines (1991); a mediateque and research centre in Rezé (1991); and Saint-Exupéry college in Noisy-le-Grand (1993).
Outside of France, Fuksas built Europark shopping centre in Salzburg (1997) and the “twin towers” (with a shopping centre and multiplex cinema) in Vienna (2001), with a significant impact on the skyline of the Austrian capital.
Fuksas also worked on numerous projects in Italy, especially in the late nineties: he built the headquarters of ASI, the Italian Space Agency (2004) and the Italian Congress Centre (2006), both in Rome; the Ferrari headquarters and research centre in Maranello (2004); he built the new trade fair complex in Milan (2005) and won the competition for construction of the offices of the Region of Piedmont in Turin (2001, construction under way).
Curator of the 7th Architecture Biennale in Venice (2000), Fuksas has also taught at numerous universities, including Columbia in New York and the Figurative Arts Academy in Vienna.
Massimiliano Fuksas famous works and projects
- “Nuvola” Interior – New EUR Congress Centre and Hotel, Rome (Italy), 2014
- Terminal 3 - Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Guangdong (China), 2013
- Peres Peace House, Tel Aviv (Israel), 2009
- New Congress Centre, Rome (Italy), 2007
- African Institute of Science and Technology Project, Abuja (Nigeria), 2006
- Euromed Centre Project, Marseilles (France), 2006
- Nardini Distilleries, Bassano del Grappa (Italy), 2005
- Exhibition hall in Porta Palazzo, Turin (Italy) 2005
- New trade fair centre in Milan (Italy), 2005
- Ferrari Headquarters and Research Centre, Maranello (Italy), 2004
- Headquarters of the Italian Space Agency (ASI), Rome (Italy), 2004
- Twin Towers, Vienna (Austria), 2001
- Europark Shopping Centre, Salzburg, 1997
- ISAMOR School Campus, Brest (France), 1995
- UFR Humanistic University and Research and Education Centre, Brest (France), 1994
- Museum of Graffiti – Entrance to the Caves, Niaux (France), 1993
- Saint-Exupéry College, Noisy-le-Grand (France), 1993
- Convent of the Penitents, Rouen (France), 1992
- Mediateque, library and research centre, Rezé (France), 1991
- Maison de la Comunication, Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines (France), 1991
- Maison de la Confluence, Avoine (France), 1989
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