Prize for Spanish Architecture 2007


Valle-Inclán Theater

A plot previously occupied by the Sala Olimpia, in the Madrid square of Lavapiés, is the site for the new Valle-Inclán Theater, a work of the architects Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio García Pedrosa that has earned the Prize for Spanish Architecture 2007, granted by Spain’s Council of Architectural Institutes (CSCAE). The jury appraised how the building contributes to the regeneration of its context, the articulation of its volumes and the versatility of its halls. The other six finalists were the Casa 2 for a Photographer in Delta del Ebro, by Carlos Ferrater and Carlos Escura; the new headquarters of the Gijón Institute of Architects by César Ruiz-Larrea, Antonio Gómez and Gonzalo Ortega; the housing, school and kindergarten complex in Barcelona by Jaime Coll and Judith Leclerc; the ‘Nueva Balastera’ Soccer Stadium in Palencia, by Francisco Mangado; and the 146 social dwellings in Pradolongo, Madrid, by the final laureates Paredes & Pedrosa. The Intervention on Architectural Heritage Award, also presented by the CSCAE, went to the restoration of the Nazarí Wall of Granada, by Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas.

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