MICHELE FRANZINA

Michele Franzina
Date of birth: 14th december 1962
Nationality: italian
Education

  • postgraduate specialization diploma, Scuola Superiore di pubblica amministrazione, Verona, 2005
    Concentrations: Architectural Design and Project ManagementGestione della manutenzione del patrimonio immobiliare
    Maintenance management of real estate assets
  • Ph.D., Architecture and Structural Engineering, Politecnico, Milano, 2002
    Concentrations: Architectural Design and Project Management
    Dissertation: L’analisi del valore per la qualità nel processo delle costruzioni civili.
    The value analysis for the quality in civil construction process.
  • M.A., History of Architecture, IUAV Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, 1987
    Concentrations: History
    Thesis: Il quartiere del Tridente a Roma, durante il Pontificato di Gregorio XIII (1572-85): analisi di un’area campione. Il caso dei Del Bufalo.
    The Tridente district in Rome during the age of Pope Gregorio 13th (1572-85): a case history. The experience of Del Bufalo.
  • B.Sc. in Architecture – IUAV Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, 1985

Main Work Experiences

  • Art director Design You Edit and BBB industrial design
  • Founder and principal FPA Franzina & Partners Architettura, 1992 up today
  • Free lance architect, 1992 up today
  • Assistant architect, 1991 – 92
    Architekturburo Fuss, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
  • Junior Architect, 1990 – 1991
    Studio di architettura Bressan, Padova
  • Teaching Assistant, 1989 – 1990
    IUAV Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia
    Course: History of architecture

Research Skills
Extensive knowledge in:

  • new construction systems (dry building technology)
  • innovative technologies and materials
  • project already engineered and industrialized
  • detailed master plan with technical specification
  • outdoor and indoor osmotic integration
  • special focus on natural and artificial lighting
  • development of new functional shapes and layout distribution
  • residential, hospitality, offices, commercial & restaurants, entertainment and wellness
  • energetically efficient building

Presentations

  • Ciclo di conferenze sull’architettura residenziale e industriale: analisi di casi concreti con committenti, progettisti e costruttori
    Series of lectures on residential and industrial architecture: analysis of specific cases between developers, designers and builders.
    Milan, Venice, Rome, 2007 – 2012
  • Il processo ideativo e realizzativo tra specializzazione verticale e integrazione orizzontale.
    The creative and building process between horizontal integration and vertical specialization.
    Venice, 2008
    Paper presented at Constructa Meetings.
  • La manutenzione programmata degli edifici.
    The planned maintenance of buildings.
    Bari, 2003
    Paper presented at 6th Italian National Congress of Architects.

 Main Publications

  • MF (edited by) Book series Architectural languages. Exploration of the contemporary international architecture, Il Poligrafo, Padova, 2012
  • Coppa A. (edited by), Premio biennale internazionale di architettura Barbara Capocchin edizione 2009, Mondadori Electa, Milano, 2009, p. 141
  • Capperucci C., “Unconventional space. Una nuova idea di cucina che rimette in discussione tutto l’assetto della casa”, in 100 cucine, n°2, 2009, pp. 90-91
  • Vercesi F., “Ad Abu Dhabi c’è una torre con il tricolore”, in Panorama Economy, n°26, 2012, pp. 50-51
  • Coppa A., “Un grattacielo made in Italy ad Abu Dhabi”, in CerMagazineItalia, n°27, 2010, pp. 16-19
  • MF, “Santiago Calatrava. Il ponte della Costituzione a Venezia”, in Nero Architetture, n°4, 2008, pp. 6-11
  • MF, “Im-mediatezza e Ana-cronismo”, in Max Dudler Architettura e continuità, Il Poligrafo, Padova, 2007, pp. 08-11
  • Faraguna P., Michieli T., New made in Italy. 8 architetture parallele, Opus editore, Venezia, 2003, pp. 29-31

Awards and Honors

  • Invited at the Medaglia d’oro all’architettura italiana award, 2015 – Milan (Italy)
  • Short-listed at The Plan Award, Housing, 2015 – Milan (Italy)
  • Nominated by Socrates Committee for the international award in quality and management spheres – `Best Enterprise`, 2014 – London
  • Highly Commended at International Property Awars, Hotel Interior Design, 2014 – London (UK) – Relais Ca’ Sabbioni
  • Winner in Competition, Club-Type Residential Building Riga, 4 Elizabetes St., 2013 – Riga (Ltv)
  • Finalist at MIPIM Awards, Best Futura Project, 2012 – Cannes (F) –Airfloating Villas & Suite
  • Highly Commended at International Property Awars, Architecture Single Residence, 2012 – London (UK) – BGF House
  • Finalist at Competition, Europan 6, 2002 – Barakaldo (Sp)
  • Finalist at Competition, Europan 4, 1998 – Lausanne (CH)