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Sunday, June 25, 2017
Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Luis Vidal, Centro Botín
22/06/2017

Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Luis Vidal, Centro Botín

The Centro Botín, a space for art, culture and education, projecting into the Bay of Santander, was strongly supported by Emilio Botín (1934-2014), president of Banco Santander and financed by the Botín Foundation, one of the most important private...

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Abalo Alonso, Caramoniña Orchards in Santiago de Compostela
16/06/2017

Abalo Alonso, Caramoniña Orchards in Santiago de Compostela

The historical quarter of Santiago de Compostela was designated a World Heritage Site in 1985, but degraded areas remain in the city, and Caramoniña is one of these places. It is located between the green belt that surrounds the old town and the alley...

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RCR arquitectes & Pau Llimona, Enigma Restaurant in Barcelona
14/06/2017

RCR arquitectes & Pau Llimona, Enigma Restaurant in Barcelona

The winners of this year’s Pritzker Prize – Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta of RCR arquitectes – and Pau Llimona designed this restaurant for the prestigious chef Albert Adrià, and it has been built in collaboration with the studio Sánchez Guiisado...

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Dugo, Egea, and Raso, restoration of Portocarrero Palace in Palma del Río
13/06/2017

Dugo, Egea, and Raso, restoration of Portocarrero Palace in Palma del Río

Pedro Dugo, César Egea, and Antonio Raso have revamped Portocarrero Palace in Palma del Río, a municipality of Córdoba province, located 60 kilometers from Córdoba city. It is a land of citrus fruit plantations in the Vega del Guadalquivir...

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Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor (Mallorca)
12/06/2017

Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor (Mallorca)

Manacor, birthplace of Rafa Nadal, who has just won his tenth French Open trophy, is the city that the tennis champion has chosen as home to a huge high-competition sports center specialized in technical training for young athletes. As announced some...

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City of health and well-being in Aldeamayor de San Martín
06/06/2017

City of health and well-being in Aldeamayor de San Martín

In the province of Valladolid, 20% of the population is over 65, and 38% is in the 50-65 age range. In the larger region of Castilla y León, these percentages rise to 23% and 46%, respectively. The clear rise in aging rates warrants an ambitious project...

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‘Future is Now’, Norman Foster Foundation opens
01/06/2017

‘Future is Now’, Norman Foster Foundation opens

On 1 June Madrid’s Royal Theater was the venue of ‘Future is Now,’ a forum that brought together leading personalities from the economic, technological, and artistic fields will be participating, from the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest financial...

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Gabriele Basilico: entropy and urban space
31/05/2017

Gabriele Basilico: entropy and urban space

On view at the ICO Museum in Madrid through 10 September is a retrospective on one of the leading urban landscape portrayers of the last decades, Gabriele Basilico (Milan, 1944-2013), who studied to be an architect but became...

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RAW/deAbajoGarcía: Impluvium, community center in Reinosa (Cantabria)
30/05/2017

RAW/deAbajoGarcía: Impluvium, community center in Reinosa (Cantabria)

The Madrid practice of Begoña de Abajo (León, 1986) and Carlos García (Cangas del Narcea, Asturias, 1982) has built a social and cultural center over the remains of an old market, demolished after a fire, on Plaza Abastos in Reinosa, a city in the Cantabrian...

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José María Sánchez, renovation of San Sebastián Hospital in Badajoz
29/05/2017

José María Sánchez, renovation of San Sebastián Hospital in Badajoz

The Extremaduran architect José María Sánchez García (Don Benito, 1975), working from his practice in Madrid, is the author of a competition-winning project to renovate the old San Sebastián Hospital in the old quarter of Badajoz. It conceives the building...

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Flores & Prats + Duch-Pizá, Casal Balaguer Cultural Center
15/05/2017

Flores & Prats + Duch-Pizá, Casal Balaguer Cultural Center

The Casal Balaguer is a large aristocratic house built in the heart of Palma de Mallorca in the 14th century, renovated in the 16th, and enlarged in the 18th. At the end of the 20th, City Hall decided to convert it into a cultural center...

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Ferran Vizoso, old church of Corbera d’Ebre (Tarragona)
05/05/2017

Ferran Vizoso, old church of Corbera d’Ebre (Tarragona)

Destroyed in the Battle of the Ebro in 1938, the town church of Corbera d’Ebre became an icon of what the population had to endure. It has now been transformed into a multipurpose hall, but in a way that preserves the memory of the Spanish Civil War...

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AleaOlea, Church in Vilanova de la Barca (Lleida)
28/04/2017

AleaOlea, Church in Vilanova de la Barca (Lleida)

The Gothic church of Santa María de la Barca, dating back to the 13th century, was much destroyed by bombings in 1936, at the start of the Spanish Civil War. All that remained were the front part of the temple, fragments of the naves, and the facade...

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Joaquín Bérchez photographs Jaén Cathedral
25/04/2017

Joaquín Bérchez photographs Jaén Cathedral

On view until 30 June in the exhibition hall of the old Teacher Training School of the University of Jaén is the installation ‘Gozar de toda su hermosura. Catedral de Jaén’ (Enjoying Jaén Cathedral in All Its Beauty)...

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Estudio Seguí + Mendoza Partida win competition for ‘Astoria-Victoria’
18/04/2017

Estudio Seguí + Mendoza Partida win competition for ‘Astoria-Victoria’

Designed by the practice headed by José Segui – which works from offices in Madrid and Málaga – in collaboration with the Barcelona firm Mendoza Partida, the project ‘Ecos Urbanos’ has been selected out of seventy entries to the competition for ideas for regenerating...

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Gradolí & Sanz / Martínez Gregori: Pavilion in Picanya (Valencia)
12/04/2017

Gradolí & Sanz / Martínez Gregori: Pavilion in Picanya (Valencia)

The project adds a new multipurpose space to Escola Gavina, in the Valencian municipality of Picanya. The main building of this learning institution was designed in 1980 by the architect Manuel Portaceli – author also of the extension undertaken...

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Comas-Pont, Psychopedagogical Medical Center of Osono in Vic
05/04/2017

Comas-Pont, Psychopedagogical Medical Center of Osono in Vic

Outside the Barcelona municipality of Vic, capital of the county of Osona, is this facility specialized in psychopedagogical medical care, a work of the local firm headed by Jordi Comas and Anna Pont. The program is organized in 1,657 square meters of usable...

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‘Rafael Moneo: Theory Through Practice’
04/04/2017

‘Rafael Moneo: Theory Through Practice’

From 4 April to 11 June the Thyssen-Bornesmisza Museum hosts an exhibition on Rafael Moneo, presenting 121 drawings, 19 models, and 152 photographs of 52 emblematic projects of the Navarrese architect.

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‘Camera and Model’ at Madrid’s ICO Museum
21/03/2017

‘Camera and Model’ at Madrid’s ICO Museum

Eduardo Prieto

Photography played a key role in the creation and dissemination of the iconography, and also the ideology, of modern architecture. This role of photography has much been...

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Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz
16/03/2017

Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz

The Canarian studio of Fernando Menis has been commissioned to draw up a basic scheme for redeveloping the waterfront park of Puerto de la Cruz, a municipality in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra’s CaixaForum Sevilla opens
03/03/2017

Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra’s CaixaForum Sevilla opens

After two years of construction work and 20 million euros invested, the eighth CaixaForum cultural center opened in the Andalusian capital, on La Cartuja Island, at the feet of César Pelli´s Torre Sevilla. A work of the Sevillian architect Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra...

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Leandro Erlich at the Telefónica Foundation in Madrid
22/02/2017

Leandro Erlich at the Telefónica Foundation in Madrid

In line with the 36th cycle of the ARCOmadrid International Contemporary Art Fair, in which the guest country is Argentina, the Espacio Fundación Telefónica presents ‘Ephemeral Certainties’ by Leandro Erlich (Buenos Aires, 1973)...

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Jorge Vidal and Víctor Rahola, winery in Montrás (Gerona)
20/02/2017

Jorge Vidal and Víctor Rahola, winery in Montrás (Gerona)

In Montrás, a municipality in the Baix Empordà county on the Costa Brava of Catalonia, is the Las Moreras estate for which the Barcelona practice of Jorge Vidal and Víctor Rahola has built this winery. The design seeks maximum integration with the...

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Beta Ø refurbishes Club de Campo Villa riding arena in Madrid
15/02/2017

Beta Ø refurbishes Club de Campo Villa riding arena in Madrid

At kilometer 2.4 along the Castilla road, in Madrid, is this 4,000-square-meter covered horseback riding arena refurbished by the Beta Ø, the Madrid-based firm of Borja Peña, Ernesto Sierra, and Xabier Ortega. The project sought to highlight the original construction...

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SSS, landscape restoration of Rosales quarry in Hellín (Albacete)
14/02/2017

SSS, landscape restoration of Rosales quarry in Hellín (Albacete)

José Durán and Daniel Moreno of SSS (Spanish Studio of Space) drew up a masterplan for landscape restoration of the Rosales quarry, located in Hellín, a municipality in the Spanish province of Albacete. The commission of the company Areniscas Rosal...

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ABLM arquitectos, Spanish Red Cross in Ávila
01/02/2017

ABLM arquitectos, Spanish Red Cross in Ávila

The Ávila-based firm ABLM arquitectos – headed by Arturo Blanco and Laura Martínez – has won first prize in the ideas competition for new headquarters of the Ávila province chapter of the Spanish Red Cross. Its proposal seeks to bring back...

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Dominique Perrault, León Convention Center and Exhibition Hall
26/01/2017

Dominique Perrault, León Convention Center and Exhibition Hall

Ten years after the French architect won the first prize in the architectural competition called by the Town Hall, the construction of the Convention Center and Exhibition Hall of León is now reaching its final stages. The project is a key urban intervention...

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Tenerife has incredible contemporary architecture
24/01/2017

Tenerife has incredible contemporary architecture

Curbed

From cultural buildings to eco-friendly houses, Tenerife’s architecture belies its modest size. Architects like Santiago Calatrava, Fernando Menis...

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gimeno guitart, Santa María Assumpta church and parish center in Tarragona
18/01/2017

gimeno guitart, Santa María Assumpta church and parish center in Tarragona

In Tarragona’s Bonavista neighborhood is an ecclesiastical complex dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption, built by the practice of Daniel Gimeno and Miguel Guitart, which works from offices in Madrid and Buffalo (New York). Flanking the church’s east and...

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Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados, renovation of Cibeles Tower at Bank of Spain
18/01/2017

Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados, renovation of Cibeles Tower at Bank of Spain

The firm Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados has been commissioned to renovate Cibeles Tower, an office block located in the courtyard of the Bank of Spain’s head offices, on Madrid’s Calle Alcalá. The intervention seeks to adapt the building to the surroundings...

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