MICHELE FRANZINA

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

Education

  • Degree in Architecture at IUAV Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, History of Architecture, 1988
    Dissertation: 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.
  • Attended courses (selection):
    • Politecnico, Milano, 2002: L’analisi del valore per la qualità nel processo delle costruzioni civili. The value analysis for the quality in civil construction process
    • Scuola Superiore di pubblica amministrazione, Verona, 2005: Gestione della manutenzione del patrimonio immobiliare. Maintenance management of real estate assets.

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

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

  • Shortlisted at The Plan Award, Villa category – Milan (2015) – Pebble Houses, Eilat, Israel
  • Shortlisted for the 5th annual edition of the IAIR AWARDS® at The London Stock Exchange – Milan (2015) – Company of the Year, Special Category, Regional
  • Invited at the Medaglia d’oro all’architettura italiana award – Milan (2015) – BGF House, Padua, Italy
  • Shortlisted at The Plan Award, Housing category – Milan (2015) – CT Complex, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Nominated by Socrates Committee for the international award in quality and management spheres – London (2014) – Best Enterprise
  • Highly Commended at International Property AwardsHotel Interior Design – London (2014) – Relais Ca’ Sabbioni, Venice, Italy
  • Winner in Competition – Riga (2013) – Club-Type Residential Building Riga, 4 Elizabetes St.
  • Finalist at MIPIM Awards, Best Futura Project – Cannes (2012) – Airfloating Villas & Suite
  • Highly Commended at International Property Awards, Architecture Single Residence – London (2012) – BGF House Italy