Viviana Muscettola Director Dipl Arch, M Arch OAN AA, ARB
Profile Viviana joined ZHA in 2004 and has extensive experience working on the studio’s seminal projects. A director since 2019, Viviana has successfully led the teams on large urban development projects at ZHA, presenting a unique portfolio that encompasses high-rise, residential, hospitality and cultural, infrastructure, transportation schemes, furniture and product design.
Having previously worked for top Chinese developer SOHO China, Viviana brings strong managerial and commercial skills to each of her projects, managing efficiently each stage of design to promote efficient delivery and commercial viability.
Education & Teaching Viviana began studied at the University of Naples, receiving her degree in architecture in 2001. She then continued her studies at the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory, receiving her Master’s degree in 2004. Viviana is leader of the CTBUH London chapter and tutor at The Architectural Association Experimental 18.
Projects Experience Overview As Project Director, Viviana led the team on Morpheus Hotel at the City of Dreams in Macau from the initial design throughout all stages. Developed for Melco, one of Asia’s largest developers of entertainment resorts, the 40-storey, 150,000m² Morpheus tower combines dramatic public spaces and generous guest rooms with inventive engineering and formal cohesion. Throughout the design phases, Viviana built a very effective working relationship with Melco and is now leading the team on Studio City Phase 2. Melco appointed Zaha Hadid Architects in 2017 to expand the resort with new leisure, entertainment and hospitality facilities including one of Asia’s largest indoor & outdoor water parks and a six-screen Cineplex together with extensive conference and exhibition spaces.
In addition, Viviana is leading the design development of new student residences for one of Hong Kong’s most prestigious universities, the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST). A collaboration between ZHA and Leigh & Orange Architects (Hong Kong) is a 30,500m² student residential scheme that will offer students a contemporary living space that promotes a sense of community, social interaction and collaborative working.
Viviana’s earlier experience includes the development of the competition-winning concept design for the CMA CGM Headquarters office building that is located in Marseille (France), joint-project director for the d’Leedon masterplanned high-rise residential development in Singapore and involvement in the competition-winning concept design for the Riverside Museum in Glasgow (UK).
She has also worked on Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD) products including the B&B Italia Moon system (2006-2007) and the Dune Formation furniture system (2007).