Each project tells a story. The story of a personality, an emotion, a sensation, a place, an idea, a vision and a suggestion. Aesthetic compositional dimensions that come together harmoniously and give rise to multi-faceted, multi-purpose projects, fuelled by exchanges of perspectives, insights and experimentation with cultural and design approaches. Each project of MMA projects is culture.
Founded in 1999 by the designer Marco Mangili, MMA Projects is an architectural and interior design firm with a national and international consolidated experience. A key figure in defining the company’s strategy and business, Alessandro Vaghi, Director and Partner of MMA Projects, together with Marco Mangili, today carries on the firm's activities in synergy with their teams. MMA Projects is a multicultural and interdisciplinary team of 40 professionals including architects, designers, engineers and researchers specialising in the architectural design of large-scale structures and interior design.
The activity of MMA Projects studio is developed in the main areas of design, from Hospitality to Luxury Residential, from Retail & Leisure, to Corporate Offices and Headquarters. The studio fully manages all phases and flows of the project, from pre-concept and moodboard, to concept and distribution layout, from the technical direction of the works to the artistic and creative direction up to project delivery. MMA Projects delivers turnkey projects internationally on behalf of private clients and/or real estate developers.
At the heart of every project is the value of Made in Italy, understood as a quality of excellence and a guarantee of design creativity. Italianness is a relevant key in the projects of MMA Projects which stands for Made in Italy in design, in the rigour of the project, in the modernity of the solutions, in style and aesthetic taste and in continuous research and innovation.
Based in Milan with an international vocation since its creation, MMA Projects has a significant presence in Italy and abroad, mainly in the Middle East, Dubai and in China. Indeed, the studio’s first project was a luxurious private residence in Dubai, the Palace AJ, and the Canvas Hotel Dubai MGallery by Sofitel of the Accor chain. These two projects have opened their doors to the market followed by prestigious realisations.
The areas of intervention range from the development from scratch of large-scale architectural projects such as the design of new towers in China, to masterplanning, redevelopment and renovation of residential or hospitality buildings in terms of both architecture and interior design. The identity of the site and the location of the intervention are a priority and an element characterising the whole course of the work.
The studio’s approach is analytical and strongly pragmatic, orientated to experimentation. MMA Projects works on the development and execution of works believing in the micro-specialisation of the individual, in synergetic teamwork together with reliability and flexibility to ensure customised, high quality project results.
At MMA Projects, the team’s internationality is one of the key pillars, not only for global projects, but also for the group’s entrepreneurial vision. MMA Projects is a melting pot of people, cultures, values and relationships. Thanks to the fusion of these visions, perspectives, ideas, diverse career paths over the years, the MMA studio positioned itself as a reference in the landscape of architecture and design for its professional management skills in being able to create design styles that can adapt to the contexts and languages of the place, expressing its identity in a combination of functionality and poetry.
By providing projects that arouse emotion, with contemporary languages that dialogue with stage design, architecture and technology, MMA Projects identifies as an ideal partner given its solid experience in the field, and knowledge of design locations, its creative vision and its international outlook.
Design and organisational sensibility combined with a taste for Italian style for tailor-made projects is the strength of the studio, which follows every detail. From the idea to the material research, to the innovation of forms, up to the realisation. The studio deals at 360° with both the more technical and operational phases, and the more creative ones in terms of research and choice of the best solutions in a path of quality aimed at beauty and elegance.
International award-winning, the projects realised by MMA Projects have received prestigious awards. Among the most relevant, 100 Progetti Italiani, the Luxury Lifestyle Awards in the Best Luxury Interior Design (Single Residential Project) category in 2022 for the House MD project, Build Architecture Awards in the Most client centric Architecture & Interior Design Studio category in 2020, Archilovers Best Project in 2019 for the Axiom Headquarters project, The Plan Award in 2016 in the Winner category, Future Project for the Axiom Telecom Headquarter project.
The MMA Projects studio is the creative place where outstanding architectural and interior design projects have been conceived and taken shape over the years.
Among the main references:
Hospitality: Dubai World Trade Centre hotel, Cortyard by Marriot Bonvoy, Thornbury Castle by Relais and Chateux, Diana Grand Hotel - Alassio, Dubai Al Barsha Cortyard by Marriot Bonvoy, GH hotel Campione, Canvas Hotel Dubai by, MGallery – Sofitel- Accore group, MAMA Shelter Dubai Hotel and apartment – business bay – Accore group, Bund Hyatt Hotel a Shanghai, Dingke Hotel a Shanghai.
Luxury villas and residences: the Villa AR in Dubai, Villa AZ in the artificial island of Palm Jumeirah Dubai, House BK e KK in London, House P - House F - House B. The names of the villas and luxury residences recall the main letters of the owners.
Retail & Leisure: Petraviva Showroom, Janeke Boutique, Mansion Discoteque.
Factory & Headquarter: Axiom Telecom Headquarter - Iveco ATL Truck Factory – MMA Projects Headquarter - MakMart Headquarter - Tech Company Headquarter, and the brand new project under construction, the Cantù Arena Palasport.
The significant achievements of MMA Projects would not have been reached without the internal People, who are the most important resource and value. People who are now part of a large family where constant investments are made in their personal and professional growth. The external collaborators also live in and are part of the MMA Projects family and who are witnesses to the quality of service and design. And finally, those who have been customers for years and have established a lasting bond of trust and mutual respect by sharing passion and innovation.
MMA Projects tells stories of projects and people.