The winners of the ‘Panorama of Architecture and Urban Planning Works’ competition in the 15th Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urban Planning (BAU) have been announced. Titled ‘Empty Spain / Crowded Spain: Strategies for Narrowing the Gap,’ this Biennial – curated by Anna Bach, Eugeni Bach, and Óscar Miguel Arias – is being held in two parallel runs and two venues: from 28 June to 16 September at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, and from 2 July to 23 September at the Patio Herreriano Mjuseum of Contemporary Art in Valladolid.
Out of 581 projects submitted, 100 were selected and 70 were shortlisted for a cultural event organized by Spain’s Ministry of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda through the Directorate-General of Urban and Architectural Agenda, in collaboration with the Spanish Association of Architecture Institutes (CSCAE) and the Arquia Foundation.
Considered by the jury to be the most important architecture and urban planning works carried out in Spain in the past three years (2018-2020), the twenty winners are: PAM! Amara Berri in San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa), by Paisaje Transversal; Fabra & Coats in Barcelona, by Roldán + Berengué; Block 6X6 in Girona, by Bosch.Capdeferro; Can Sau in Olot (Gerona), by Unparelld’arquitectes; A Gandareira Football Field in Silleda (Pontevedra), by Abraham Castro Neira and Carlos Alberto Pita Abad; BVM Irlandesas Nursery School in Seville, by MGM-Morales de Giles Arquitectos; Refurbishment of Merola Tower in Puigreig (Barcelona), by Carles Enrich Studio; Renovation of One-Family House at Miraflores in Muros (A Coruña), by Fuertes-Penedo; Barrios-Rio Path in the Vega Baja of Toledo, a work of Ignacio Álvarez-Ahedo, Javier Bernalte Patón, Josefa Blanco de Paz, José Ramón González de la Cal, and María Dolores Sánchez Moya; Office Within a Block in Córdoba, by Sol89; Can Jaime i n’Isabelle in Palma de Mallorca, by Ted'A; 85 Subsidized Housing Units in Cornellá de Llobregat (Barcelona), by Peris+Toral; Sáenz Valiente Building at Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires (Argentina), a work of Josep Ferrando; Clos Pachem 1507 Winery in Gratallops (Tarragona), by Harquitectes; Renovation and Enlargement of Dorleta Building at the University of Mondragón (Guipúzcoa), by Ibon Salaberria + Itziar Imaz; Albeida Touist Complex in Outes (A Coruña), by Salgado e Liñares; Public Stand at Plaza de la Fábrica de Tabacos in A Coruña, by Flu-Or Arquitectura + Alba González; O´Banco do Piñeiro in Ribeira (A Coruña), by Carlos Seoane; New Square in Mansilla Mayor (León), by Ocamica Tudanca; and the Helga de Alvear Museum of Contemporary Art in Cáceres, by Tuñón Arquitectos.