Matteo Facchinelli, architect and designer, was born in Brescia in 1977.
In 1999 he has been awarded with a scholarship to attend the Erasmus program in Bruxelles. Thus, he attended his third year of university at the Victor Horta Institute, with Dominique Perrault as visiting professor.
He obtained the degree in Architectural Design at the Faculty of Architecture of Politecnico di Milano in 2003, with a final dissertation titled: “A new Hub at Ghedi Montichiari: Airportual Infrastructure”, supervisor: Prof. Arch. Remo Dorigati.
From 2003 to 2006, Matteo has been living in Paris, where he had the great opportunity to work at world-famous ateliers, such as Massimilano Fuksas’ and Francis Soler’s. Thanks to these experiences he has gained through the years the capability to manage complex projects, and to date he is able to coordinate and lead teams of architects to bring to completion any architectural project at different scales.
Matteo lays the foundations for an architecture whose project development becomes an opportunity for research and deep experimentation. In each architecture, urban planning and landscape design, the main purpose is to perceive and conceive the context, as a place looking for its own identity, in order to reveal its own nature and geography.
The aim is to reach a smart and dynamic architecture, to be included in the “landscape living organism”, both urban and rural, in order to get the best representation of nature or city. This approach compels to investigate the context, and allows a plain integration in the landscape geography avoiding barren practices. His inclination is to return architecture a more human impact, to enter at best in present and future reality. Beyond real and planning matters, it is essential to give back projects a poetic dimension: the hard craft is to give architecture a soul.
Matteo Facchinelli is member of the Brescia district architects and landscape designers order since July 2005, professor at L.A.B.A., Academy of Fine Arts in Brescia since 2011 and assistant professor at Politecnico di Milano since 2012.