Young Architects of Spain

Young Architects of Spain | Danza Ballet 
Young Architects of Spain | Danza Ballet 

Instituto Cervantes New York, The Consulate General of Spain & The Embassy of Spain in the US
present the exhibit «Young Architects of Spain». September 5-18, 2012 at Instituto Cervantes New York

Young Architects in Spain: A Window to the Unknownis an exhibit featuring a selection of projects by young architects of Spain. The exhibit takes place at Instituto Cervantes New York, 211 E 49th Street, NYC, from September 5-18, 2012.  Gallery hours are as follows: Monday through Friday from 9am to 8.30pm and Saturday from 9am to 2:30pm.

The exhibit begins on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 6:30pm with an introduction by Javier Rioyo, Instituto Cervantes Director; welcome remarks by Juan Ramón Martínez Salazar, General Consul of Spain; and opening remarks by the Spanish architectAlberto Campo Baeza. Also participating: Rick Bell, Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter and Eva Franch i Gilabert, Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. Exhibition Curator Jesús Aparicio and Exhibition Associate Curator and designer Jesús Donaire.

In addition, a symposium will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at The Great Hall of The Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th Street, NYC, which will draw together participants from the exhibition as well as young American architects to discuss a new generation of professionals and the future of Spanish architecture. The symposium will include welcome remarks by Juan Ramón Martínez Salazar, General Consul of Spain; and opening remarks by the Spanish architectAlberto Campo Baeza. Participants include Spanish architects María Hurtado de Mendoza from Estudio Entresitio, Héctor Fernández Elorza, and Alberto Peñín from Peñín Arquitectos, as well as Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, GSAPP-Columbia University; Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Cooper Union; and Urtzi Grau and Cristina Goberna, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism.

The exhibition shows that architectural excellence is found not only in the work of internationally renowned Spanish maestros, but also in the unknown work carried out in the studios of a new generation of professionals, which ensures a promising future for Spanish architecture.

The works were selected by means of a public competition open to all young Spanish architects. The more than 700 projects underwent an individual selection process by the members of an international jury composed of prestigious architects such as Alberto Campo Baeza and Manuel Blanco and the architecture critics Kenneth Frampton and Juhani Pallasma. Sixty-two architecture offices (104 people under the age of 40) were chosen. The exhibition presents a variety of extraordinary works, rigorously constructed and deeply sensitive to their cultural or natural environment.

Jesús María Aparicio Guisado, Curator
Jesús Donaire Garcia de la Mora, Associate Curator and Designer


Born in Madrid, 1960. Degree in Architecture from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), with honors in both Building Design and Urban Design in 1984, where he then taught «Elements of Composition». Awarded Architecture Scholarship for the Academia de Bellas Artes de España in Rome and Fulbright/ M.E.C Fellowship to be a visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York, where he obtained a Masters in Architecture and Building Design.

Ph.D. in Architecture and since 2009 Full Professor of Building Design at the ETSAM. He has been visiting professor and lecturer at the schools of architecture at the Politecnico of Milano, Architectural Association of London, Darmstadt Institute of Technology, Paris-Belleville, Universitá Di Roma «La Sapienza», Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Columbia University, Universitá di Napoli, Harvard University, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Palermo in Buenos Aires, Royal Institute of British Architects (R.I.B.A) and Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

Awarded Ayuntamiento de Madrid Architecture and Urbanism Prize, A.P.D. Design Prize, HYSPALIT Prize of Brick Architecture and Special Mention in the European Architecture Award Luigi Cosenza 2000. In June 2000 he represented Spain at the Biennale di Architettura di Venezia. During the academic years 2001-2002, and 2011-2012, he was Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture. He has also curated the exhibitions «Young Architects of Spain» (2007-12), currently touring the world, and «DOMUSae, Spaces for the Culture». The design project of this exhibition received the International Interior Design Association Award in the USA as well as a Distinction Award from the Madrid College of Architects.

As an architect he has designed and built a residential building, a senior citizens’ facilities centre and a villa, all of them located in Salamanca, Spain. In Madrid he has built the Contemporary Architecture Documentation Centre. In 2004 he was awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects the ar+d award and selected for the Spanish Architecture Biennale in 2005. He has designed several exhibitions for which he has been awarded several prizes. In 2008 his Horizon House Project was nominated for the Klippan Award. Also in 2008, Aparicio’s professional trajectory was nominated for the Swiss Architectural Award. He is currently designing another two houses in the Castilian and Andalusian countryside.

Both his theoretical research and his built projects have been published national and internationally. He was editor of the Essays on Architecture and Ceramics and chairman in Ceramics in Madrid. He was the director of the conference «Crisis in Architecture?» which took place in Brussels in 2010. Among his published works are: El Muro, El Hogar del Jubilado, Terragni, la densidad en el espacio, El Danteum, Construir con la razón y los sentidos and Jesús Aparicio AA40.

Born in Ciudad Real, 1974. Degree in Architecture from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM) in 2000. Fulbright Fellow 2007-2009. He was Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) Columbia University, New York, where he obtained a Masters in Advanced Architecture Design with an Honor Award for excellence in design and a William Kinne Fellows Travelling Award in 2008.

Madrid Architects’ Association ‘Fundamentos’ Design Award in 2009. Awarded Madrid Polytechnic University Social Board Scholarship 2010. Ph.D. candidate under the tutorship of Ware Professor Kenneth Frampton (GSAPP) and Jesús Aparicio (ETSAM). Since 2009 he has been Associate Professor of Architecture at the ETSAM. He has been Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Barnard + Columbia College of Architecture in New York and lecturer/jury member in various institutions, including the GSAPP, the NYIT, and the Pratt Institute in New York, the KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm, the Spanish Academy in Rome, the Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid, and the Matadero Madrid Contemporary Art Center.

He is associate curator and architect designer of the ‘Young Architects of Spain’ exhibition. Also curator and designer of the Spanish Cultural Buildings retrospective ‘DOMUSae, Spaces for Culture’. The design project of this exhibition received the International Interior Design Association Award 2012 in the USA as well as a Distinction Award from the Madrid College of Architects. He was director of the ‘Crisis in Architecture?’ conference held in Brussels in 2010 and the ‘Architettura e Resistenza’ conference held in Rome in 2011.

As an architect he has designed and built a single house in Cáceres, several exhibition designs and has won two «mention» awards in national competitions. He has also worked as an art curator. For several years he collaborated with architects Jesús Aparicio and Alberto Campo in Madrid and David Chipperfield in London. He is currently designing a single house. His theoretical investigations and built projects have been published nationally and internationally.

Architect from ETSA-Valencia since 1995. European PhD since 2007 with the thesis «The transformation of the project during the building process. Sydney Opera House and Centre Pompidou».

He teaches Degree and master at Barcelona Architecture School since 1999 and in seminars, workshops, finale diploma jurys or masters, and other schools in Spain, Trieste, Venice or Paris. He has also lectured in seminars and professional associations in Spain, Berlin, Milan, Stockholm, Monterrey or Sydney. Co-founder of Peñín Architects since 1995, in Valencia and Barcelona, with special attention to the urban and territorial design and public buildings. AXA Association member since 2011.

Carlos Ferrater’s regular partner since 1997 in many works and projects. He also has collaborated with architectural offices in France and Holland. Finalist for the Foredeck building for the America’s Cup (2005) and first prizes in housing competitions at Toulouse, for the City of Languages at Castellon (2010), for the city hall of Alcudia (2007), for a school (CIEGSA, 2005) and for those already built, Vila-real library (2009), IMSERSO medical center (2003) and the Vila Carlet Square (1997).

Also built an office building (Boulogne 2010), a hospital for adults (Burjassot, 2009), the campus university of Gandía (2000-2010) and several houses. In multi-family housing highlights the new urban doors of Torrent or Castellón, both based on social housing (2010-11). He is author of several rehabilitation and interior design projects, as CHJ, at a listed modernistic building, or the Bullfight arena of Valencia.

Palimpsesto magazine editor, with Carlos Ferrater. Works and projects published in Arquitectura Viva, AMC, Via Architecture, Building and Tribune CIC. Articles in newspapers and specialized press.

His work has been selected in several exhibitions or awards at the Union of Architects, the XI Biennal of Spanish Architecture and Urbanism, or the Young Architects exhibition in Spain (YAS).

Héctor Fernández Elorzawas born in Zaragoza (Spain) in 1972. Architect degree at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM, in 1998 where he, since 2001, is Lecturing Professor in Architectural Projects, currently finalizing his Doctoral Thesis named «Asplund vs. Lewerentz».

He has been Visiting Professor and Lecturer at many international schools of architecture. Among his works that he has projected and built as a practicing architect: the «Architectural Documentation Centre in Madrid» was awarded: First Prize in the AR+D PRIZE from the British Architecture Association, RIBA, Finalist in the ENOR PRIZE 2005, Finalist in the COSENZA PRIZE 2005, First Prize in SALONI PRIZE 2005 and Finalist in BIENAL DE ARQUITECTURA ESPAÑOLA 2005. His work Chemical Laboratory Building in Alcala University was awarded First Prize in the ATEG-PRIZE 2010 and Second Prize in the BIGMAT PRIZE 2011. Ding 2009 and 2010 he has been awarded the ROMA PRIZE in the Spanish Academy in Rome.

Estudio Entresitio is made up of María Hurtado de Mendoza Wahrolén and César Jimenez de Tejada, who have worked together since the beginning of their professional careers in 1993, and José María Hurtado de Mendoza, who joined the office in 2003, after working in Rafael Moneo’s office for four years.

María and César, with 14 years of teaching experience, teach on regular basis a design studio at Madrid’s School of Architecture (ETSAM, Polytechnic University of Madrid). They have been invited to lecture and critic at several Spanish and European Schools and Maria was visiting critic at Cornell University AAP the fall semester of 2011.

María and José María were both granted with a Rome’s Prize in the Spanish Academy of Rome. César received a Master of «Advanced Architectural Design» at Columbia University, New York, granted by the Fulbright fellowship.

They have won several competitions that allowed them to build a number of projects during the decade 2000-2010, amongst which health care centers and social housing dwellings are the main topics. (

Their work has been published in many journals around the world including AV, Bauvelt, Detail, Mark Magazine, Space, AIT, Speech, The Plan, etc. being selected as «Design Vanguard» by the Architectural Record magazine in 2007. It has also been shown in several international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale in 2000, 2006 and 2008, Spanish Bienales of 2009 and 2011, Iberoamerican Bienales of 2006 and 2010, Young Architects of Spain (JAE/YAS) featured extensively around Europe and the US, EMVS public housing (RIBA, London 2007- AEDES, Berlin 2007- Turin 2008) and the Expo Shanghai 2010.

Main constructed projects have been recognized with prizes and honor mentions in more than 25 awards; 10th and 11th Spanish Biennial, 7th BIAU (Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism), Barbara Cappochin Biennale, Madrid’s City Architectural Prize, and ENOR, BigMat, ATEG, NAN, WMZinc, AIT Magazine and Asprima Prizes to mention a few.

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