Cruz y Ortiz, 2014 Spanish Gold Medal for Architecture

Antonio Cruz Villalon and Antonio Ortiz García from Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos has just received the Spanish Gold Medal for Architecture 2014. The Gold Medal for Architecture is the most prestigious award from the Superior Council.

Antonio Cruz Villalon and Antonio Ortiz García from Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos has just received the 2014 Spanish Gold Medal for Architecture, an award given by the Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España ( Spanish Superior Council of Architecture Colleges) (CSCAE)  every two years to an architect with the aim of contributing to the highest social and cultural level of architecture. The Gold Medal for Architecture is the most prestigious award  from the Superior Council.

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Venice Biennale closing event: two conversations with Rem Koolhaas

Ending with a high note, the day before Biennale final closing, Saturday 22nd, two public events were organized with the attendance of the director of this year, Rem Koolhaas.

The 14th International Architecture Exhibition – Fundamentals – came to a close on Sunday 23 November 2014. The show, organized by the Biennale di Venezia presided over by Paolo Baratta and curated by Rem Koolhaas, has become the most controversial architecture iteration of the festival in recent memory — and the most popular, according to statistics released by the Biennale over the weekend, attracting 228,000 visitors  during the 6 months aperture period (7.06-23.11) according with the official data provided by the organization, in addition to the 12,214 visitors who attended the preview. These figures cannot be compared with the 178,000 visitors in 2012 (10,408 during the preview) due to the three-month opening period that year.

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In Strasbourg , the new Maillon theater plays with openness and experimentation

The competition of Le Maillon Theatre was won by LAN (Local Architecture Network) following the idea to build a theater as a rendered process.

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The competition of Le Maillon was won in April by LAN (Local Architecture Network) with a proposal based on the idea of theatre as a process, rather than a fixed structure (as they quote in their own statement “the foyer-room-logistic” triade). Their design would smoehow work as a city; it could evolve, change, and transform itself as time goes by and at the user’s will. LAN Architecture is the winner of the French National phase of the Big Mat International Architectural Award.

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