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Navarro Baldeweg Awarded

Between the Eye and the Hand


Given in the preceding editions to Lluís Clotet, Carlos Ferrater, and Oriol Bohigas, Spain’s National Award for Architecture this year goes to Juan Navarro Baldeweg. Born in 1939 in Santander, the architect, artist, and chair professor has around themes like gravity, light, and the human body developed a career manifested as much in paintings and installations as in buildings of international renown, from the House of the Rain in Santander to the Hertziana Library in Rome through the Convention Center of Salamanca or the Altamira Caves Museum. The prize comes at a time when the ICO Museum’s exhibition on the multifaceted artist (see Arquitectura Viva 168).

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