IV INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE CONGRESS
Baluarte de Pamplona, June and July 2016
Written by Luis Fernández-Galiano
Following the first congress, which took place in June 2010 under the motto ‘Architecture: More for Less,’ the second, held in June 2012 under the theme ‘Architecture: the Common,’ and the third, celebrated in June 2014 under the title ‘Necessary Architecture,’ always at the Baluarte Center of Pamplona, the fourth congress of the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad has been convened in the Navarrese capital to address the ‘Change of Climate’ in architecture, a field undergoing a deep transformation as the urgencies posed by climate change call for a rethinking of how to make buildings and cities: architecture changes to change the world.
The initial congress was attended by Renzo Piano, Jacques Herzog, and Glenn Murcutt, three holders of the Pritzker, architecture’s Nobel, along with Harvard’s and Columbia’s architecture school deans, the philosopher Slavoj Zizek, and others from fi ve continents. The second encounter brought in three other Pritzker laureates – Norman Foster to open the symposium and two Iberian masters, Rafael Moneo and Eduardo Souto de Moura, to close it – to head a distinguished cast of international architects. The third, like its predecessors, put veteran fi gures like Dominique Perrault side by side with architects with shorter but equally brilliant careers, and ended with the presence of the fi rst Iberian ever to receive the Pritzker, Álvaro Siza.
The first three congresses proposed tools for dealing with our lingering crisis; the fourth endeavors to throw light on the need for change in architectural attitudes if our environment and the lives of people are to improve. To this end we again bring together world architects and figures of different countries known to combine professional excellence with attention to sustainability and architecture’s social dimension. The title of this year’s congress refers as much to the change of climate taking place in architecture, which the crisis has put at an economic and ethical crossroads, as to the importance of architecture and planning when facing the challenges posed by climate change, perhaps the most pressing matter of our time.
If the first congress (‘More for Less’) advocated austerity, the second (‘The Common’) called for solidarity based on what we share, and the third (‘Necessary Architecture’) denounced the superfluous in favor of the indispensable – “The necessary, but no less than the necessary” –, this fourth congress seeks to examine the current situation of architecture by simultaneously addressing the ongoing transformation of its academic and professional base, which perhaps signals a change of paradigm in how it is understood and practiced, and the relevant role that construction and the city play in climate change, given that most of the energy we consume and most of the carbon dioxide we release in the burning of fossil fuels ultimately comes from the way buildings are conceived and territories are occupied: architecture needs a change of climate, and climate change needs to be tackled from the angle of architecture.
29 and 30 June 2016
09:45 Introduction: Change of Climate
10:00 Rem Koolhaas (OMA), Rotterdam
11:00 Dialogue Rem Koolhaas / Pierre de Meuron
11:30 Official opening by authorities with Institutional interventions
13:30 Pierre de Meuron (Herzog & de Meuron), Basel
Relator: Richard Ingersoll, Florence
Strategies of the Essential
16:30 Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (Snøhetta), New York – Oslo
18:00 Jean-Philippe Vassal (Lacaton Vassal), Paris
19:00 Dialogue Kjetil Trædal Thorsen / Jean-Philippe Vassal
Relator: Llàtzer Moix, Barcelona
Aesthetics of Energy
10:00 Awards presentation
10:30 Iñaki Ábalos & Renata Sentkiewicz (AS+), Cambridge – Madrid
12:00 Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton), Berlin – London
13:00 Dialogue I. Ábalos y R. Sentkiewicz / Louissa Hutton
Relator: Antonio Lucas, Madrid
Sustainable Experiences and closing
16:00 Dietmar Eberle (Baumschlager Eberle), Lustenau
17:00 Winy Maas (MVRDV), Rotterdam
18:30 Bjarke Ingels (BIG), Copenhagen – New York
19:30 Dialogue Dietmar Eberle / Winy Maas / Bjarke Ingels
Relators: Peter Buchanan, London and Vicente Verdú, Madrid
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The international congress ARCHITECTURE: CHANGE OF CLIMATE
was a two-day event that drew an audience of 590
A description of the audience follows:
Rem Koolhaas (Rotterdam, 1944) founded OMA in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. He graduated from the Architectural Association in London and in 1978 published Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA in “a novel about architecture.” He heads the work of both OMA and AMO, the research branch of OMA, operating in areas beyond the realm of architecture such as media, politics, renewable energy, and fashion.
Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University, where he conducts the Project on the City at the GSD. His list of works includes buildings like the Villa dall’Ava in Paris (1991), the Kunsthal of Rotterdam (1993), the Seattle Public Library (2004), and more recently De Rotterdam (2013) or the Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015). He received the Pritzker Prize in 2000, the Praemium Imperiale in 2003, the RIBA Gold Medal in 2004, the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2005, and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale in 2010. In 2014 he was the director of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, entitled ‘Fundamentals’.
Bjarke Ingels (Copenhagen, 1974) started BIG in 2005 after co-founding PLOT in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Designing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are resource conscious he has become a protagonist of a hedonistically sustainable approach to architecture where environmental and social issues blend to enhance the quality of people’s lives. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Danish Crown Prince’s Culture Prize in 2011, the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2004, and the ULI Global Award for Excellence in 2009. The Wall Street Journal named him the architectural innovator of the year in 2011, and he appears on Time’s list of ‘The 100 Most Influential People’ in 2016. Alongside his architectural practice, Ingels has taught at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Rice, and he is Honorary Professor at the Royal Academy of Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen.
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (Haugesund, 1958) spent most of his Norwegian childhood on the coastal island of Karmøy. After spending his first three school years in Essen, Germany, he moved back to Karmøy. Before finishing his secondary education in Norway, Kjetil lived two years in Sunningdale, England, where he completed his art O-level a year early. At this time he decided he wanted to study architecture. Immediately after finishing the Gymnasium at Karmøy he moved to Graz, Austria, to study architecture, and completed his Dipl.Ing of Architecture in 1985. This same year he moved to Oslo and started his first private architecture practice. In 1987 he co-founded Snøhetta Architecture and Landscape – a collaboration of architects and landscape architects. He also co-founded Norway’s first architectural gallery, Galleri ROM. Since the creation of Snøhetta, Kjetil has been a driving partner, and as a board member and project director he has been instrumental in defining and developing Snøhetta’s philosophy and architectural ambition. Many of the projects created by Snøhetta have been inspired or led by Kjetil. Snøhetta has completed noteworthy buildings like the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (2002), the Olso Opera House (2008), and the SFMoMA extension (2016).
Richard Ingersoll (San Francisco, 1949) studied architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor at Syracuse University in Florence, he was associate professor at Rice University in Houston and has taught at the ETH of Zurich, the la Facoltà di Architettura di Ferrara, the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, and at Peking University in Beijing. Editor-in-chief of Design Book Review (1983-1998), he is the author of books like Global Architecture, 1900-2000. A Critical Mosaic, Volume I: North America, USA and Canada (2000); Ticino Modernism. The University of Lugano, with Kenneth Frampton (2004), Sprawltown, Looking for the City on Its Edges (2006), and World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History (2012). He is a regular collaborator in prominent international magazines like Arquitectura Viva, Il Giornale di Architettura, Lotus, C3, and Bauwelt. Ingersoll participated in the first congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad in 2010 under the title ‘More for Less.’
Pierre de Meuron established Herzog & de Meuron with Jacques Herzog in 1978 in Basel. The partnership has grown over the years; today the practice is led by five Senior Partners – Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger, Ascan Mergenthaler and Stefan Marbach. Herzog & de Meuron have designed a wide range of projects from the small scale of a private home to the large scale of urban design. While many of their projects are highly recognized public facilities, such as the National Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China (2008) and
the conversion of the Bankside power plant into Tate Modern in London, UK (2000), they have also completed several distinguished private projects such as the Dominus Winery in Napa Valley, California, USA (1998). Pierre de Meuron was born in Basel in 1950. He studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) from 1970 to 1975 with Aldo Rossi and Dolf Schnebli. He received his degree in architecture in 1975 and became an assistant to Dolf Schnebli in 1977. He is a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design since 1994
(and in 1989). He is a professor at the ETH Zurich since 1999 and co-founded the ETH Studio Basel – Contemporary City Institute in 2002. The practice has been awarded numerous prizes including The Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2001 and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 2007.
Iñaki Ábalos (San Sebastián, 1956) and Renata Sentkiewicz (Kolo, 1972) are founding members and directors since 2006 of the international architecture studio Ábalos + Sentkiewicz, with headquarters in Madrid, Cambridge (USA) and Shanghai. They have taught at prominent international universities like the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the Architectural Association, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton and the ETSAM, combining economic, professional, and research activities. Iñaki Ábalos is currently Chaired Professor at the ETSAM in Spain, and Professor in Residence and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; and Renata Sentkiewicz is Design Critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Among their built works are the Fundación Tàpies in Barcelona (2010), the Train Station of Logroño, and the Solar Tower in Valencia, the latter two completed in 2012.
Vicente Verdú Maciá (Elche, 1942), a Spanish writer and journalist, has a doctorate in social sciences from the Sorbonne University in Paris. He is a regular contributor to the daily El País, for which he has served as Opinion Editor and Culture Editor.
He has a large number of books to his name, both fiction and essay, the latest being El capitalism funeral, published in 2009. In the course of his career, he has received different awards. In 1996 he was given the Premio González-Ruano Journalism Prize. He would later get the Miguel Delibes National Journalism Prize for his article “La vista sorda,” published in El País on October 30, 1997. That same year he won the 24th Anagrama Essay Prize for The American Planet, and the following year he capped the 15th Espasa Essay Prize for Señoras y Señores: Impresiones desde los 50.Verdú is a member of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.
Louisa Hutton (Norwich, 1957) is an architect, founding partner of Sauerbruch Hutton and was a Visiting Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She previously taught at the Architectural Association in London. Hutton is external examiner at various universities in the UK and Ireland. Louisa Hutton was a Commissioner at CABE and a member of the first Steering Committee for the Bundesstiftung Baukultur. She is a member of the Curatorial Board of the Schelling Architecture Foundation, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, an Officer of the British Empire and belongs to the Royal Academy of Arts.
Sauerbruch Hutton is an international agency for architecture, urbanism and design based in Berlin. Founded by Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch in 1989, the practice has been recognised for its long-term engagement with sustainability. Its integrated design approach aims for an architecture that combines ecological performance with intuition and sensuality. Among Sauerbruch Hutton’s best-known projects are the GSW Headquarters in Berlin, the Brandhorst Museum in Munich and the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau, all benchmarks for sustainable design.
Sauerbruch Hutton have been awarded numerous national and international prizes including the Erich Schelling Prize in 1998, the Fritz Schumacher Prize for Architecture in 2003, the International Honour Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2010 and the Gottfried-Semper-Award 2013. For the Immanuel Church in Cologne Sauerbruch Hutton have been awarded the German Architecture Award 2015. The practice is currently working on a number of projects in Germany and Europe, including the M9 Museum of the 20th Century in Venice.
Dietmar Eberle (Hittisau, 1952)graduated fromTU-Wien (Vienna University of Technology) in Austria. Co-founder of the Baukünstler design movement in Vorarlberg (1979), from that year and until 1982 he was member of the cooperative Bau-und Planungsges.m.b. with Markus Koch, Mittersteiner Norbert and Wolfgang Juen. With Carlo Baumschlager he established the firm Baumschlager-Eberlein 1985 in Lochau (Austria), since thenexpanded with offices in Switzerland, Germany, France,China, and Vietnam.Eberle has held teaching posts at the Technical University of Hannover, the Vienna University of Technology, the University of Art and Design of Linz, ETHZurich, Syracuse University in New York, and Darmstadt Technical University. Professor of Architecture at ETH Zurich, he was dean of its Faculty of Architecture from 2003 to 2005. Baumschlager-Eberle has completed prominent works like the HIT Building at ETH Zurich (2008), Check-in 3 at Vienna International Airport (2012), and the Office building in Lustenau (2015), to name just a few.
Winy Maas (Schijndel,1959) is one of the co-founding directors of the globally operating architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, known for projects such as the Dutch Pavilion at Expo Hannover 2000, the proposal Grand Paris (2008-), and buildings like the Silodam in Amsterdam (2003), the Glass Farm in Schijndel (2013), and the Markthal in Rotterdam (2014). He is also professor at and director of The Why Factory, a research institute for the future city which he founded in 2008 at TU Delft. Since 2013 he is Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong, and before that he was professor at ETH Zurich, the Berlage Institute, MIT, Ohio State, and Yale University. In addition he designs stage sets, objects and was curator of Indesem 2007. He curates exhibitions, lectures throughout the world and takes part in international juries. Recently Winy Maas joined the Economic Development Board of Rotterdam (EDBR). In 2012 he was appointed urban supervisor for the city of Almere and since 2003 he has been supervising the Bjorvika urban development in Oslo. With both MVRDV and The Why Factory he has published a series of research projects on the future of cities. He has received the Order of the Dutch Lion from the Netherlands Government and has been made a Chevalier de la Légion D’honneur by the French Government for his contributions to the fields of Architecture and Urbanism.
Antonio Lucas (Madrid, 1975), a journalism graduate, has worked in the newspaper El Mundo since 1996 and is currently a culture editor and writer. Besides daily news reporting, he produces En Primera Fila, a Sunday edition series of interviews with prominent figures of national and world culture. Antonio Lucas also has an extensive poetic career, having published Antes del mundo (second place in the Adonais Awards, Madrid, Rialp) in 1996 and Lucernario (Barcelona, DVD Ediciones) in 1999, which in 2000 won him the Ojo Crítico de Poesía recognition of Spanish radio (RNE). In 2004 he published Las Máscaras (Barcelona, DVD Ediciones), and that same year he won the International City of Melilla award for the book Los mundos contraries. In 2014 he was given the prestigious Loewe Foundation Inter- national Poetry Prize for the collection of poems Los desengaños.
Jean-Philippe Vassal (Casablanca, 1954) graduated from the Bordeaux School of Architecture in 1980, and worked as urban planner in Niger (West Africa) from that year until 1985. In 1989 he established with Anne Lacaton the firm Lacaton Vassal in Paris. He combines his professional activity at the studio, which builds in France and abroad, with his academic responsibilities as professor at the Universität der Kunste (UdK) in Berlin since 2012. He has also been visiting professor at the Technische Universität (TU) in Berlin (2007-2011), the Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf (2005), the EPFL of Lausanne (2010-2011), and the Pavillon Neuflize OBC-Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013-2014). The office Lacaton Vassal has completed noteworthy works like the Latapie House in Floirac-Bordeaux (1993), the School of Architecture in Nantes (2008), and the FRAC Nord Pas de Calais in Dunkerque (2013). It has also received noteworthy distinctions including the Grand Prix National d’Architecture in 2008, the International Fellowship of the RIBA in 2009, and the Equerre d’Argent Award in 2011, with Frédéric Druot, for the Bois-le-Prêtre Tower Block Transformation in Paris.
Born in Malawi in 1942, Peter Buchanan studied architecture at the University of Cape Town, graduating in 1968. He then worked with two leading Cape Town architects: Gabriel Fagan (1969-1970) and Revel Fox (1970-1971). He moved to London in 1972 and worked until 1976 for Halpern+Partners on commercial and planning projects. From 1976 to 1979 he worked for Sidell Gibson Partnership in the masterplanning of the extension of the Iranian city of Arak.In 1979 he joined the architectural press as an editor in The Architects’ Journal and The Architectural Review, becoming deputy editor of the latter in 1982. Since 1992 he has freelanced as a writer, an exhibition curator, and a consultant in environmental design and planning. He curated two exhibitions for The Architectural League of New York: Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Selected Projects in 1992 and Ten Shades of Green in 2000.Buchanan has lectured and taught master classes in many countries and his articles have been published in the world’s leading specialized journals. He has been on the editorial boards of publications like Architecture+Urbanism (Japan), Daidolos (Germany) and Harvard Design Magazine (USA). His books include the five volumes of Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Complete Works (Phaidon Press) and Ten Shades of Green (W. W. Norton). Finally, he has taken part in BBC radio programs on James Stirling, Iannis Xenakis and Le Corbusier, as well as in television specials on Santiago Calatrava (BBC) and Kansai International Airport (Discovery Channel).
Born in Tafalla (Navarre), Carlos Solchaga earned his economics degree from the University of Madrid and pursued graduate studies at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1971).
In October 1982 he was appointed Minister of Industry and Energy of the first socialist government. From 1985 to 1993 he held the post of Minister of Economy and Finance, and in August 1991 he was elected to chair the Interim Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He is currently director-partner of the consultancy firm Solchaga Recio & Asociados.
Luis Fernández-Galiano (1950) is an architect, professor at the School of Architecture of Madrid’s Universidad Politécnica and editor since 1985 of the journals AV/Arquitectura Viva. Between 1993 and 2006 he was in charge of the weekly architecture page of the newspaper El País, where he now writes in the Op-Ed section. Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and of the Royal Academy of Doctors, he is an International Fellow of the RIBA, and has been Cullinan Professor at Rice University, Franke Fellow at Yale University, a visiting scholar at the Getty Center of Los Angeles, a visiting critic at Princeton, Harvard and the Berlage Institute, and has given lecture series at the Universidad Menéndez Pelayo and the Fundación March. He has also chaired the international architecture congresses ‘More for Less’ (2010), ‘The Common’ (2012) and ‘Necessary Architecture’ (2014). President of the jury in the 9th Venice Architecture Biennale, juror of the Mies van der Rohe Award and of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, he has curated the exhibitions El espacio privado, Extreme Eurasia (in Tokyo and in Madrid), Bucky Fuller & Spaceship Earth and Jean Prouvé: Industrial Beauty (these last two with Norman Foster), as well as Spain mon amour (in the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale and in Madrid), and The Architect is Present. He has been on the jury of several international competitions in Europe, America and Asia, including those of the National Library of Mexico, the National Art Museum of China, the National Library of Israel and the Noble Qur’an Oasis in Madinah. Among his books are La Quimera Moderna, Fire and Memory, Spain Builds (with New York’s MoMA in its English version, and presented in its Chinese version with symposiums in Shanghai and Beijing) and Atlas, Architectures of the 21st Century, a series of four volumes.
Llàtzer Moix (Sabadell, 1955) is a cultural journalist. Having earned his degree in Informa- tion Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, he worked in Catalunya-Express, El Correo Catalán, and TVE (Spanish Television) before starting in the Barcelona newspaper La Vanguardia, in which for twenty years, until 2009, he was in charge of cultural themes, and where he now serves as deputy editor, leader writer, columnist, and architecture critic. His books, published by Anagrama and Six Barral, include Mariscal (1992), La ciudad de los arquitectos (1994), Wilt soy yo. Conversaciones con Tom Sharpe (2002), Mundo Mendoza (2006), and Arquitectura milagrosa (2010). He taught in the University of Gerona’s Master of Art Communication and Criticism program and participated as a relator in the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad’s ‘More for Less’ congress in 2010.
Carlos García León, born in Madrid in 1956, married, two children, civil engineer. Studied at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, graduating in 1982.
This is complemented by a diversity of courses and training programs on finance, real estate, urban planning, safety and health, human resources, legislation, economics, and technology, besides a high level of French and knowledge of English.
His work experience can be summarized through these highlights:
– Chief Executive Officer, METROVACESA (since March 2013)
– Director for Development and Management, FCC CONSTRUCCIÓN (2008–2013)
Responsible for urban development matters and business planning in real estate, both in Spain and abroad
– Director of Building Delegations, FCC CONSTRUCCIÓN (2001–2013)
– Adviser, Grupo Bouygues in Spain (2000–2001)
Development of the group in new areas of activity in Spain
– General Director, BCE (BOUYGUES CONSTRUCCIÓN ESPAÑA S.A.U.) (1996–2000)
Modernization of the company in computers, communications, office relocation, activity growth, relationship with shareholders, increase of commercial fund, increase of treasury
– Director of Construction (1992–1996), FERCABER S.A. (Bouygues Construction Europe)
Training of technical sales team, implantation of industrialized techniques and economic control systems in all production units (works and services), enlargement of clientele and new services, creation of a specialized and centralized purchasing department.
– Director of Civil Works and Services, FERCABER S.A. (1988–1992)
– Head of Works and Studies Group, FERCABER S.A. (1985–1988)
Training of technical studies and calculations team to support the production area, formation of the Catalonia delegation as an affiliated company, contracting and representing the firm before clients, person in charge of construction works
– Head of Construction Works, FERCABER S.A. (1982–1985)
– Head of Construction Works, HUARTE Y CÍA. (1982)
Ana Vallés has been president of the Sorigué companies since 2013 and of the Sorigué Foundation since 2006. The Sorigué group is a leading economic agent in Catalonia’s construction and services sector, operating throughout Spain and also internationally. The Sorigué Foundation, in turn, received the La Caixa Foundation’s Art and Patronage award in 2005, for both its collection of contemporary art – one of the most important private collections in Spain – and its work in the social, cultural, and educational fields.
She earned her Economic and Business Sciences degree from the University of Valencia and a Humanities diploma from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and did an Innovation and Strategic Management program at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Estrategia y Management.
She has a long career in the field of finance to show for, an outstanding strategic vision, and accredited experience in the world of art collections; facets which have culminated in the development and launching of the first Strategic Plan that the Sorigué group has undertaken in its sixty-year presence in the market.
An important part of the career of Ana Vallés is the impulse of the PLANTA project, an innovative point of encounter of the worlds of art, science, technology, and business which has drawn much international attention. This project was highlighted as a ‘Collateral Event’ in the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Rem Koolhaas.
With her double facet as an entrepreneur and as a promoter of contemporary art, Ana Vallés is a reputed member of the boards of trustees and the executive boards of important organisms, as follows:
He received his doctorate in architecture from the University of Navarre (UNAV) IN 1990, corresponding to the period 1988-1990, the Aragon Architects Association give him its Research Award.
At the UNAV School of Architecture he has held the positions of Vice Dean, Postgraduate Program Director (for doctorates, specializations and masters): Architectural Projects Department Secretary, and Head of Publications.
In 1995 he and Juan Miguel Otxotorena Elicegui founded the publishing company T & 6 Ediciones.
He promoted and was executive director of “Revista de Arquitectura” Ra, which in 2007 was included in the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. He has sat on the scientific committee of this magazine, on that of the UNAV School of Architecture´s Historic Archive of Contemporary Spanish Architecture and on that of the International Congress on the History of 20th-Century Spanish Architecture. he has also served as Heritage Secretary of the Biennial of Latin American Architecture (BAL) and as a member of this scientific committee. He organized the first Pamplona biennial at the UNAV School of Architecture and has participated in diverse research programs.
Since 2010 he has been closely involved with the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, serving as director of Campus Ultzama ‘Arrivals/Departures’ in 2011, Beauty: Challenge and Service” in 2012 and Beauty´s Time in 2013 and as deputy director of the International Architecture Congress ‘The Common’, held in Pamplona in June 2012 and organized and directed by Luis Fernández-Galiano.
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Following the editions of 2010, 2012, and 2014 – ‘More for Less,’ ‘The Common,’ and ‘The Necessary,’ the 4th international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad set out to examine ‘Change of Climate’ in architecture, now undergoing deep change in its attitudes, while climate change calls for a rethinking of how buildings and cities are constructed. This book is a testimony of the congress and presents interviews with the speakers conducted by leading critics. It is published in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English.
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