Mario Cucinella ( Palermo , 29 August 1960 ) is an architect , designer and academic Italian .
In 2009 he won the MIPIM award (Marché International des Professionnels d’Immobilier) in the green building category with the Center for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET). Two years later, in 2011 he won again the prestigious award in the same category with the 3M Italian headquarters . 
In 2017, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities entrusted him with the curating of the Italian Pavilion at the 2018 Architecture Biennale , which Cucinella titled Arcipelago Italia  .
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He graduated in Genoa with Giancarlo De Carlo in 1987. From 1987 to 1992 he worked in Renzo Piano’s studio in Genoa and in Paris , as project manager  . In 1992 he founded Mario Cucinella Architects (MCA) in Paris and in 1999 in Bologna  . Since 1998 he has taught in various universities ( Faculty of Architecture of Ferrara , University of Nottingham , IED of Turin , University Federico II of Naples )  .
He is director of the scientific committee of PLEA (Passive and Low Energy Architecture)  . In 2015 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awarded him an International Fellowship for the year 2016  .
In 2014 he collaborated with Renzo Piano on the G124 project for the recovery of suburbs in Italy  . In 2012, he founded Building Green Futures, a non-profit organization with the aim of spreading an architecture that guarantees dignity, quality and performance while respecting the environment in developing countries  .
Among his most significant achievements: the Center for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET) of Ningbo  , the headquarters of the 3M company in Milan  , the project for the Regional Agency for the Environment (ARPA) in Ferrara ; the Nursery of Guastalla , inspired by the belly of Pinocchio ‘s whale , and the University Center in Aosta , the One Airport Square building in Accra  , the new headquarters of the ARPT Post Office and Telecommunications in Algiers  , the University Hospital Center always in Algiers , the Surgical Center for the San Raffaele Hospitalof Milan 
^ MIPIM Awards 2011 winners ( PDF ) [ broken link ] , on www.mipimawards.com . URL consulted December 15th 2015 .
^ Archipelago Italy: the studies chosen by Cucinella for the Architecture Biennale 2018 , in Architetti , 14 May 2018. URL consulted on 19 October 2018 .
^ Mario Cucinella for five years in Renzo Piano’s studio in Genoa , on archimagazine.com .
^ Fonda Mario Cucinella Architects (MCA)
^ Teaching activity , on huffingtonpost.com . URL consulted December 17, 2015 (archived from the original url on December 22, 2015) .
^ PLEA Passive Low Energy Architecture Directors Filed December 18, 2015 in the Internet Archive .
^ Riba International Fellowship 2016 , on architecture.com .
^ G124 project tutor , on renzopianog124.com .
^ BGF , on buildingreenfutures.org .
^ CSET , on arch2o.com .
^ 3M , on divisare.com .
^ One Airport Square , on lastampa.it .
^ ARPT Algiers , on arketipomagazine.it .
^ San Raffaele, the new «Iceberg» tower arrives: laid the first stone [ broken link ] , on milano.corriere.it .
Maurizio Vitta and MJ Anderson, Mario Cucinella. Space and light – Space and light , Milan, L’Arca, 1998, ISBN 8878380571 .
Anna Giorgi, Mario Cucinella , Edil Stampa, 2006, ISBN 8878640239 .
Mario Cucinella, Works at MCA. Buildings and projects , Bologna, Centauro, 2004, ISBN 8885980414 .
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Website of Mario Cucinella Architects , on mariocucinella.com .