Mario Cucinella Architects is an architectural and design firm. With an international team of one hundred professionals including architects, engineers, designers, model makers and visual artists, the firm was established in Paris in 1992 and has offices in Bologna (from 1999) and in Milan (from 2018). With projects around the world, the firm has received several national and international awards over the years, especially for its focus on environmental issues. MCA has extensive experience in architectural design that combines environmental and energy efficiency strategies and relies on an R&D (Research & Development) department that carries out research on sustainability with a holistic approach.
The design with BIM (Building Information Modeling) methodology is developed internally thanks to a process management team composed of BIM Manager and BIM Coordinator. The studio can also boast a product, interior & industrial design department. All projects have in common a focus on technological integration with environmental and climate strategies to build buildings that can reduce their environmental impact in view of the 2030 European objectives.
We design and construct Architectural projects that, through research, the use of innovative technologies, and professional skill, embody an ideal of architectural quality integrating environmental sustainability, ethics and a positive social impact.
Sustainability is a global conversation that grows ever more urgent. Beauty is a design fundamental that is ever more mistreated. At MCA, we believe that forging a bond between sustainability and beauty reveals a fresh relevance and vast potential. For us, sustainability is the pursuit of new beauty.
The Design Unit was created within Mario Cucinella Architects as a product design department and availing itself of the collaboration of designers in constant dialogue together with Italy’s outstanding craft enterprises.
An in-house team focused on capturing insights and turning them into innovation opportunities. MCA R&D ensures added value to design at various scales through an investigative and co-creative approach, promoting environmental and human-centered sustainability.