In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the founding of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, the traveling exhibition ‘Enchanting Traces’ premiered at the AEDES gallery in Berlin, and two years later it ends its tour in the WPP La Matriz Campus building (at Ríos Rosas 26) in Madrid. On view up to 8 October are photographs, drawings, models, prototypes, and plans of a selection of the firm’s projects, presented as random pieces of studio work.
A considerable number of buildings that have stood out and garnered awards in Spain bear the seal of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, whether in collaboration with other practices – such as the Agbar Tower and the Reina Sofía Museum with Jean Nouvel, the Veles e Vente Building of the America’ Cup in Valencia, and the City of Justice in Barcelona with David Chipperfield – or solo, the case of the Spanish Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo, the Encants Market in Barcelona, or the Forma Itaim Tower in São Paulo.
In its final stop the show incorporates recent works. Besides its actual venue, the WPP La Matriz Campus building, these include the Polaris North, currently under construction on Madrid’s Avenida de Manoteras, and the Knem offices in Barcelona.
Other outstanding projects of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos are: RENAZCA, winner of the competition to inject new life into Madrid’s AZCA financial center, a scheme drawn up with Diller Scofidio + Renfro; and the Sagrera intermodal station in Barcelona.
B720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos has used the opening of the Madrid exhibition as an opportunity to present the its new structure, with Peco Mulet, Pedro Baltar, Pablo Garrido, Sonia Cruz, and Albert Freixes joining b720’s founders, Ana Bassat and Fermín Vázquez, as partners.