[Exhibition] “Encuentros con Oíza” at Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the architect Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza, the ETSAM Library has organized a small exhibition that shows the impact of his first works on international literature, and a selection of publications most significant about the author; and on the other hand documentation of his academic life as a student, teacher and director of the School.

 

Castellana 81 © Jesús Arenas

Castellana 81 © Jesús Arenas

 

It also shows a series of writings compiled by Professor Aurora Fernández, of 28 architects who have somehow had a “meeting” with Oíza, and who help to understand the many facets of his personality. Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza, architect and essential teacher of twentieth-century Spanish architecture.


 

Practical information

“Encuentros con Oíza”
September 27 – December 20, 2018
Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid
Av. Juan de Herrera, 4, 28040, Madrid
Spain

 


Teacher of teachers, Oíza left in the classrooms the essence of his thought. He was born in Cáseda (Navarra), in 1918. He graduated in Architecture in 1946 from the School of Architecture of Madrid and received his doctorate in 1965. He later expanded his studies in the US with a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. On his return, in 1949 he began working at the School of Architecture of Madrid, which was linked until his retirement in 1985, first as a professor of architectural projects, then as a professor and director of it. National Architecture Award (1946, 1954). He combined throughout his life the exercise of architecture with his teaching, generating new lines of thought and opening multiple paths for many architects.

 

"Encuentros con Oíza" at Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

“Encuentros con Oíza” at Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

"Encuentros con Oíza" at Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

“Encuentros con Oíza” at Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

"Encuentros con Oíza" at Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

“Encuentros con Oíza” at Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

"Encuentros con Oíza" at Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

“Encuentros con Oíza” at Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

"Encuentros con Oíza" at Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

“Encuentros con Oíza” at Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

 

“Architecture has many possibilities to build a better world, to help man build a better world” Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza


 

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