Juan Navarro Baldeweg
Along with the Argentine César Naselli, Juan Navarro Baldeweg won the Career Trajectory Award at the 8th Iberian-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial, held in 2012 in the Spanish city of Cádiz. Previously conferred on professionals of the caliber of Oscar Niemeyer, Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza, Álvaro Siza Vieira or Ricardo Legorreta, this award goes to architects, entities or collectives “whose work has contributed in an exemplary way to the fields of architecture and urbanism from aesthetic, functional, social, technical, economic and environmental points of view”. Born in Santander in 1939, Juan Navarro Baldeweg is an architect and a painter of international renown as well as a chair professor at the Madrid School of Architecture. His long career has yielded works like the House of Rain in Santander (1982), the mills of the river Segura in Murcia (1988), the Congress and Exhibition Center in Salamanca (1992), the Caves of Altamira Museum (2000), the Canal Theaters in Madrid (2007), and the intricate enlargement of the Hertziana Library in Rome (2012).