FAD Award 2016
The 2016 FAD Award winner in the architecture category went to Arquipélago, a contemporary art center located in São Miguel Island in the Azores, where the firm Menos é Mais Arquitectos has built a severe but harmonious complex out of an old tobacco factory. The award for City and Interiors went to the Barcelona metro stations designed by Jordi Garcés, Daria de Seta, and Anna Bonet; for City and Landscape, to Carlos Seoane for his Mirador da Pedra da Rá in Ribeira (A Coruña); for Ephemeral Interventions, to the exhibition ‘Species for Spaces,’ which presented the work of Georges Perec at the MACBA through a montage by María Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, and Anna Puigjaner. The FAD International Award for a work built outside of Spain by Spanish architects was given to Eduardo Carvajal and Clara Solà-Morales for their project in Mexico City, Córdoba Reurbano, while in the Thought and Criticism category there were two winners of equal standing: Josep Llinàs for his book Sospecha de estiércol and the publication Fábrica de bloques. Juan José Lahuerta received a special prize in recognition of his entire career.