Obituaries 

Ramón Vázquez Molezún

Ramón Vázquez Molezún
Obituaries 

Ramón Vázquez Molezún

Adela García-Herrera 
01/01/1994


(1922-1993)

After a protracted illness, one of the most eminent figures of Spanish architecture in the second half of the century died on October 1. Ramón Vázquez Molezún was born in La Coruña and studied in Madrid, where he eventually settled and associated himself professionally with José Antonio Corrales. Together they built the highlights of his career: the Herrera de Pisuerga Institute (1954-1956), the Miraflores de la Sierra residence (1957-1958), in conjunction with Alejandro de la Sota, and especially the Spanish Pavilion of the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels, which symbolized an autarchic country’s will to open up and modernize. The seventies were a very active period for Molezún & Corrales, culminating with the Bankunión tower on Madrid's Paseo de la Castellana. In 1992, the Upper Council of Architectural Institutes awarded them the Gold Medal for Architecture.


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