Zaha Hadid Architects / UK / Senior Associate
Since joining ZHA in 2004, Michele has been involved in a wide range of projects in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has worked as Project Architect on transport, hotel, residential and mixed-use towers developments, and has long experience in team management and international project delivery. He has recently completed Morpheus hotel in Macau, China (2018) and Afragola High-Speed Train Station, Italy (2017). He’s currently Project Manager of the Rail Baltica Intermodal Joint Terminal in Tallinn.
Michele studied architecture in Italy at Università degli studi di Firenze and graduated cum laude in 2003. From 2001 to 2004, he has worked as a researcher and designer at GR.est and Avatar Architettura, investigating new scenarios in architecture, design, and communication.
He is a registered architect in the UK (ARB) and Italy (OdAR).
Michele is currently Project Manager of Rail Baltica Intermodal Joint Terminal, a new high-speed train station and transport hub in Tallinn, Estonia to complete in 2025.
He has previously worked as Project Associate for the Mandarin Oriental Melbourne, a 185-meter tower including hotel and branded residences, wrapped in a sculptural filigree façade entirely design and rationalized with the use of BIM-based platforms. The project will be a new landmark in Melbourne’s CBD.
Michele was Project Architect for the recently completed Morpheus, a new 40-story, 150,000m2
luxury hotel and casino tower, comprising 780 guest rooms, dramatic public spaces, event facilities, and specialty restaurants. As a new icon for Macau, the project features a complex façade system design including an exoskeleton and a triangulated free-form glazing. Morpheus has won numerous awards, was published worldwide, and listed as one of the World’s Greatest Places on TIME magazine.
Previously he has worked on more international projects including Napoli Afragola High-Speed Train Station in Italy, completed in 2017, where he was involved in the design, on-site artistic direction as well as construction.