The architect Alberto Campo Baeza is the new Gold Medal for Spanish Architecture, the most important distinction of this profession in Spain, awarded by the architects’ own guild since 1981. Instituted by the Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España (CSCAE), the Gold Medal recognizes the efforts of people and institutions that ennoble architectural work with their work.
In his opinion, the jury values “the coherence of the professional career” of Alberto Campo Baeza, in which they converge and articulate “the production of an abstract and rational work and the attention to the perception of Architecture, especially the visual exploration of the created spaces ”. To this architectural creativity the jury adds “the relevance and influence of its teaching work”.
The award of the Gold Medal of Architecture to Campo Baeza is the result of the unanimous decision of a jury that, on this occasion, has been composed of the second vice president of the CSCAE, Juan Antonio Ortiz Orueta, as president of the jury; the deans of the colleges of architects of Aragon and Cantabria, Pedro Joaquín Navarro Trallero and Moisés Castro Oporto, respectively; Juan Navarro Baldeweg, senior academic of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando; the architect Dolores Alonso Vera, the philosopher Francisco Jarauta Marión and the general secretary of the CSCAE, Laureano Matas.
This award is given to leading Spanish architects internationally renowned and represents the highest award granted by the Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España, CSCAE. Alberto Campo Baeza is Professor Emeritus of the UPM and Academic of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. Fellowship of the RIBA of London and Honorary Fellow of the AIA of New York.
The delivery ceremony was held at the Hipódromo de la Zarzuela in Madrid on November 28. The act was especially endearing. The crowded auditorium of the Zarzuela Racecourse applauded for more than ten minutes the intervention of Campo Baeza with which the event was closed. The Laudatio was made by the Spanish architect Ignacio Vicens y Hualde.