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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Young Architects of Spain at Instituto Cervantes, NY
Young Architects of Spain
A Window to the Unknown
September 5-18, 2012 at
Instituto Cervantes New
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. Entry to the exhibit
is free but RSVP is recommended to attend on September 5.
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
architect Alberto 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; andUrtzi Grau and Cristina Goberna, Fake Industries
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
Jesús María Aparicio Guisado,
Jesús Donaire Garcia de la Mora, Associate Curator and Designer
An electronic copy of the exhibition catalog can be viewed