FARSHID TAVAKOLITEHRANI / MASSIMILIANO FUKSAS STUDIO (IT)

Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2014

Massimiliano Fuksas was born in Rome in 1944 where he graduates in 1969 in Architecture at “La Sapienza” University. In 1967 he sets up his own studio in Rome, followed by a second one in Paris in 1989. He opens an office in Vienna in 1993 and one in Frankfurt in 2002, active until 2001 and 2009 respectively. Since 2008 he has an office in Shenzhen, China. From 1998 to 2000 he is Director of the “VII International Architecture Exhibition in Venice”: “Less Aesthetics, More Ethics”. He has been Visiting Professor at several universities, such as: Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna, the Staadtliche Akademia des Bildenden Kunste in Stoccarda, and Columbia University in New York. Since 2000 he is the author of the architectural column founded by Bruno Zevi in the weekly magazine “L’Espresso”. Since many years he has been devoting special attention to urban problems in large metropolitan areas. He works and lives in Rome and in Paris.

AWARDS:
  • 2012 “Global Lithuanian Award 2012″, Art and Culture category, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2012 Medal of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Rimini, Italy
  • 2011 International award “Ignazio Silone for culture”, Rome, Italy
  • 2009 “Gold Medal Award” Zenith Music Hall in Strasbourg, France, “ Honorable Mention for Public Spaces and Infrastructures” St. Paolo complex in Foligno, Italy, Triennale di Milano.
  • 2009 finalist for the prize to Contemporary Architecture “Mies van der Rohe” Zenith Music Hall in Strasbourg, France
  • 2007 “Cubo D’Oro” Award (Scientific Committee of the Annals on Architecture and the city of Naples)
  • 2007 first prize awarded to Europark in Salzburg, Austria, (Refurbishments/Extensions), European Shopping Centre Awards
  • 2006 first prize in “Awards for Excellence Europe” New Trade Fair, Rho-Pero in Milan, Italy, ULI (Urban Land Institute), Washington D. C., USA
  • 2005 “National Award for Architecture In/Arch – Ance” Ferrari Operational Headquarters and Research Centre, Maranello, Italy
  • 1999 “Grand Prix National d’Architecture Francaise” in Paris, France
  • 1998 award for his professional career “Vitruvio International a la Trayectoria” in Buenos Aires, Argentina

http://www.fuksas.com/en

It was great that the speakers and the attendees were actually to share ideas and express their views as opposed to solely exhibition purposed fairs. It was very impressive, how successful and innovative individuals from various disciplines spoke about their worlds and how the audience interactively took part. To have attended and to have experienced this interaction at Belgrade Design Week made me very pleased. I would like to extend my congratulations to the BDW organizers due to this successful event.

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