National Architecture Award 2010


Lluís Clotet

The National Architecture Award has gone for the third time in a row to a Catalan architect, in this edition to Lluís Clotet (Barcelona, 1941), who follows Carlos Ferrater and Oriol Bohigas. The jury declared that Clotet deserves the prize for being “an architect faithful to his time, whose work rigorously reflects an orthodox geometry, with a broad alphabet, faithful to gravity and in pursuit of a beauty without dogmas”. It also highlighted the “intense and fruitful collaboration with Ignacio Paricio, coauthor of his best works since 1983”, and the international relevance of the movement generated by Clotet with Estudio PER (with Pep Bonet, Cristian Cirici and Oscar Tusquets) at the beginning of his professional activity. In the Housing category the prize was granted to the Municipal Housing Board of Barcelona, and in that of Urbanism, to the Proxecto Terra of the Galicia Institute of Architects in collaboration with the Xunta, TVE (Spanish television) and ONCE (Spanish organization for the blind): an education program that for ten years has striven to bring architecture, urbanism and territorial development closer to children. 

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