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Mino Caggiula Architects is the result of a career path made of planning, designing, building, studying and theoretical research. A well-knit team formed by architects of different origins and studies that deals with the most varied projects, from designer objects to city planning.

Simplicity, elegance and attention to sustainability, context and territory are the key elements in every single project by architect Mino Caggiula.

The main idea sprouts from the observation of the context, grows throughout the use of countless maquettes and blooms during the execution phase. This is the transformation of the art form known as Architecture.

The experience acquired through the years was also enriched by collaborating with theorists and architects such as Kenneth Frampton, Steven Holl and Elia Zenghelis, who made it possible for the studio to enter the global market and bridge the gap that often exists between Theory and built Architecture.

Mino Caggiula’s career began in Switzerland, at the construction company Michele Barra in Ascona. He graduated with the federal diploma of bricklayer at the SPAI in Biasca in 1997 and got a diploma in Architecture at the SUPSI in Lugano in 2001. As a completion of his humanistic education, he attended the Architecture Academy in Mendrisio, working during his studies in various fields of architectural construction and planning.

From 2004 to 2005 he attended Columbia University in New York with Professor and Architect Kenneth Frampton. During this period he had an important working experience at architect Steven Holl’s studio, with whom he won many international competitions. Among these, the first places for the Herning Center of Arts in Denmark (inaugurated in 2009), the Museum of Ocean and Surf in Biarritz, France (inaugurated in 2011) and the building of the Linked Hybrid Complex in Beijing, China (inaugurated in 2009).

From 2005 to 2007 he took part in numerous international conventions and got the Master of Arts in Architecture at the Academy in Mendrisio, by presenting a project for the urban renovation of the entire Venetian Lagoon with Architect Elia Zenghelis. The project was awarded first SIA prize and first Veneto Region prize.

While maintaining close cooperation with Professor and Architect Elia Zenghelis, he decided to pursue an individual career and started his own architecture studio, Mino Caggiula Architects, in Lugano.

Mino Caggiula Architects SA
Viale Cassarate 1 – 6900 Lugano – Switzerland (CH)
T. +41 (0)91 922 56 37
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