The seductive and sculptural forms of Theresia are the work of two of the biggest names in international design, the architects Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas. Their studio has offices in Rome, Paris and the Chinese city of Shenzhen and boasts some of the most important architectural achievements in recent years. Studio Fuksas, whose offices are located in Rome, Paris, Shenzhen, is managed by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas.
Massimiliano Fuksas’ family was originally from Lithuania. He was born in Rome in 1944, where at the end of the sixties he graduated in Architecture from “La Sapienza” University. He has been one of the main protagonists of the contemporary architectural scene since the Eighties. He was a Visiting Professor at several universities, including Columbia University in New York, École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna, Staadtliche Akademia des Bildenden Kunste in Stuttgart. In 2000 he was Director of the “VII International Architecture Exhibition of Venice”: “Less Aesthetics, More Ethics”. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the “Medaglia della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri”, from the Presidence of Minister Council of Italy in 2012, “Légion d‘Honneur” from the President of the French Republic in 2010, “Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française” in 2000, the “Grand Prix National d’Architecture Française”, Paris 1999 and the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the “International Vitruvius Trayectoria”, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1998. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in London, UK and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Washington DC, USA.
Doriana Fuksas was born in Rome, where she graduated in History of Modern and Contemporary Art at “La Sapienza” University in 1979. She also graduated in Architecture at ESA – Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture – Paris, France. Since 1985 she has worked with Massimiliano Fuksas and since 1997 has been responsible for “Fuksas Design”. She has received several international awards. In 2013 she was honored with the title of “Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française”, and in 2002 awarded the honor of “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française.”
Fuksas main projects include: National Archives of France at Pierrefitte sur Seine Saint-Denis, Paris, France, 2013; Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Terminal 3, Shenzhen, China, 2013; Rhike Park, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2010 – on going; Baricentrale railway areas requalification, Bari, Italy, competition won 2013; Moscow Polytechnic Museum and Educational Centre, Moscow, Russia, competition won 2013; New Convention Center and Hotel, Rome, Italy, 1998 – 2014; New Headquarters Tower of the Piemonte Region, Turin, Italy, 2001 – 2014; Guosen Securities Tower, Shenzen, China, 2010- 2016; Chengdu Tianfu Cultural and Performance Centre, Chengdu, China, 2012 – on going; Tblisi Public Service Hall, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2012; Hotel-Business Management School Georges- Frêche, Montpellier, France, 2012; Peres Peace House, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2009; St. Paolo parish complex, Foligno, Italy, 2009; MyZeil shopping mall, Frankfurt, Germany, 2009; Armani Fifth Avenue, NYC, USA, 2009; Zenith Music Hall, Strasbourg, France, 2008; New Milan Trade Fair, Rho-Pero, Milan, Italy, 2005; Ferrari Headquarters and Research Centre, Maranello, Modena, Italy, 2004.