Sunshine Empire Designed by MDL is Hanoi, Vietnam’s Largest Total Investment Project
Sunshine Empire of Sunshine Group was awarded with the “Policy of Investment Decision: Project with the Largest Total Investment Amount” at the Hanoi 2020 Investment Cooperation and Development Conference held on June 27. This mixed-use commercial complex which has a total investment of more than seven trillion dong has also won a Golden Prize during the National Urban Planning, organized by the Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association (VUPDA) in collaboration with Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Mineral and Environment, and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce & Industry last April 25, 2019. Mercurio Design Lab was commissioned by Sunshine Group as the designer for this large development project. Read more on the details of the conference at viettimes.vn.
Villa Mistral is Featured in Restless Living
Restless Living is an e-Magazine that was launched in the beginning of 2020 when its Instagram page @restless.arch has reached 1,000,000 followers after 3 years of inception. Villa Mistral by Mercurio Design Lab is one of the privileged few to be featured in the early volumes of this publication. You can subscribe to the weekly e-Magazine on restlessliving.com.
China Daily Publishes Mercurio’s Architectural Resolution to Covid-19
Massimo Mercurio, Managing and Creative Director of Mercurio Design Lab, talks to China Daily about an architectural resolution to the environment’s recent dramatic changes caused by today’s pandemic, Covid-19. Mercurio’s ideas on designing buildings with balconies to give an impression of a greater space and smart system was printed in the June 19, 2020 issue of the newspaper along with the other interviews of known designers. China Daily is an English language newspaper published Monday to Saturday to serve foreigners in China and the citizens who can read in English. Read more »
Construction + Magazine Introduces Indonesia-1 Twin Tower
Construction +, a quarterly magazine published by BCI Asia and with local editions in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Indonesia, presented Indonesia -1 Tower, as one of the tallest twin buildings in Asia. Read more »
‘100 Houses: Nature and Nurture’ Book Presents Villa Mistral
Mercurio Design Lab is honored to be included in Images Publishing’s ‘100 Houses: Nature and Nurture’ book for its project Villa Mistral. Following the publisher’s success of ‘100 of the World's Best Houses’ series, this new release features the sensitivity of today's design practitioners to the natural environment and their attention to interior designs for a comfortable and practical everyday living.
Sunshine Group Flaunts Their Newest Attraction
Managing Director and Principal Designer of MDL, Massimo Mercurio, flew to Vietnam last October to present Sunshine Marina and Sunshine Empire projects to the local media. Sunshine Marina is a resort-real estate development that drew inspiration from Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands. It is set to rise on Nha Trang, and is about 27,300 sqm land area. Meanwhile, Sunshine Empire’s futuristic design inspiration was the Star Wars imperial cruiser. The site is a grand high-rise mix-used complex that is expected to become the number one financial center in Hanoi.
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MDL Shouts Multiple Triumphs During Winner Announcement of Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards
On November 30, 2019, MDL received multiple awards from Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards. Nassim Quattro as Winner for Residential Multi Family, Amber Skye as Second Award for Housing Built, and Villa Mistral as Second Winner for House Design Built categories. Read more »
Mercurio Design Lab Celebrates A Decade of Design
Our studio celebrates 10 years of design through a partnership with Images Publishing Inc. Under The Master Architect Series, the book ‘Mercurio Design Lab, Italian Design in Asia’ was published. It features the projects we made from 2008 to 2018. On November 18, the copies were released around the globe. Currently, the book can be purchased at some local bookstores and online. Available online here
Amber Skye awarded Gold Winner for 2019 Muse Design Award
Muse Design Awards 2019 Season Two competition awarded Gold Winner for Amber Skye for the Architectural Design, Residential Category. This is the second time that Mercurio Design Lab received an award from the said competition for this year. Amber Skye, a multi-residential development on the east coast of Singapore, consistently receives prestigious awards and recognition from leading global awards competition. Read more »
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Villas Lambda and Mistral, First Award Winners for International Residential Architecture Awards 2019
The Architecture Community announced last October 30, 2019, the results for the International Residential Architecture Awards, one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. MDL joined this competition with two entries, Villa Lambda and Villa Mistral. The two projects emerged as First Award winners among the other entries, respectively for House Design and Residential Built categories. Read more »
Mercurio Design Lab Receives Silver Award From Novum Design For Villa Mistral
Novum Design Award is a global design award that honors leading design ideas. It offers international fame and recognitions for talented designers from all over the world. Mercurio Design Lab won Silver Award in Architectural Design category for Villa Mistral project. Read more »
Muse Awards Interviews Massimo Mercurio
Managing Director, Massimo Mercurio was interviewed by Muse Awards, after winning Platinum Award for Villa Mistral for Architectural Design category. An inspirational award-winning designer of his time, Massimo speaks on his passion, vision, and aspirations. Read more »
Design And Architecture Magazine Features Villa Otto
Villa Otto, located in Jervois Hill, Singapore, was featured in the d+a issue 104. Read the full story on A Bungalow That Resembles A Spacecraft from the magazine’s digital copy. Read more »
Launch of Indonesia-1, Tallest Twin Tower of Indonesia
Indonesia-1 Tower was officially launched in a press conference at Bromo Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Jakarta on 27th August 2019, with speakers Tay Swee Eng, Project Director of CS Land, James Allan, President of JLL Indonesia, Arief Rahardjo, Director of Strategic Consulting of Cushman & Wakefield and Massimo Mercurio, Managing Director of Mercurio Design Lab.
Built in the center of Jakarta's Central Business District, precisely on Jalan MH Thamrin, and with a direct connection to the Bundaran HI MRT Station, this 303 meter high mixed-use development will be the tallest twin tower in Indonesia after its completion in 2021. The structure has two cubes that crown the tops of each of the towers. The northern cube is wrapped in a mesh screen and includes the residential component of the complex. The southern cube is a lightweight steel-and-glass structure and features the CS logo as a sculptural element symbolizing infinity, hinting the longevity of the company. It offers a skyline view, a restaurant, and private club.
Set to become the landmark for Jakarta, Mercurio Design Lab, the design architect of Indonesia 1, designed this skyscraper commercial development with ambitions to go beyond the purely functional.Read more »
A' Design Awards Silver and Bronze for MDL’s Villas Vento and Otto
A' Design Award is a premier annual juried design competition that honors the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. On June 28, 2019, the winners of the competition celebrated in a special black-tie event, the Gala-Night, the results of the competition. Mercurio Design Lab received three recognitions: bronze award for Architecture, Building and Structure Design for Villa Vento and silver awards for Interior Space and Exhibition Design for Villa Vento and Villa Otto.
Villa Mistral wins Platinum for 2019 Muse Design Award
Among the 2,000 competing projects from 42 countries, Villa Mistral of Mercurio Design Lab has won the Platinum award for the 2019 Architectural Design, Residential category.
The Muse Creative and Muse Design Awards are international competitions for creative and design professionals from all discipline who help push the evolution of their industry in a positive direction. The awards are administered and judged by the International Awards Associates (IAA) and stellar panels of internationally-recognized professionals from the creative and design fields. All categories are ranked according to industry-best standards. During blind judging, panelists evaluate the effectiveness of creative and design concepts to select the winners. Read more »
Italy’s 2019 Best Master Planning and Interior Design Studio is Awarded to MDL
Mercurio Design Lab was awarded by LUXlife Designer Awards as Italy’s Best Master Planning & Interior Design Studio.The LUXlife Designer Awards have been designed to recognise companies, teams and individuals who are excelling in the design’s ever-growing industry. LUXlife rewards those who exceed the publics’ expectations and those who set the highest standards by pushing creative boundaries within the industry of interior design and architecture.
Wintastar Shanghai, China
Wintastar Shanghai in China is set to be the World’s Largest Indoor Ski Resort
Wintastar Shanghai in China is among Mercurio Design Lab’s projects to be constructed; a ski resort with integrated sports, entertainment, leisure and travel features. Set to be the world’s largest indoor ski resort to open in Shanghai, it made headlines in British broadsheet The Telegraph, which wrote: "Behind the space-age facade of the building [ the interior draws] inspiration from European ski resorts, icebergs and the charm of the alps.” Read more »
MDL Wins Multiple Design Awards for 2018
Mercurio Design Lab, an award-winning Italian design studio, received six prestigious recognitions in 2018. Silver A’ Design Awards were given to Amber Skye for the Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category - Medium Rise Residential; as well as the Cultural Exchange Center, for the Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category - Convention Centre. A Golden A’ Design Award, on the other hand, was handed to Mercurio Design Lab for Superstring at Hamilton Scotts. Amber Skye bragged another award as Winner for Residential High-Rise Architecture in Singapore at the prestigious International Property Awards for Asia Pacific. Villa Vento, meanwhile, was shortlisted for design et al’s International Architecture and Awards 2018 competition. Finally, our creative director Massimo Mercurio moved to #31 in DAC’s World’s Leading Designers ranking from last year’s #46.
MDL Opened New Offices in Asia
Mercurio Design Lab expands its operation. The year 2018 saw the opening of a thirty-strong Manila office, A.M. Associates (Philippines). In addition, new offices were registered in Shanghai, China, as well as Hanoi, Vietnam all within the same year.