X Biennial of Spanish Architecture


Canal Theaters 

The Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism has given the?Canal Theaters, by Juan Navarro Baldeweg, the award in Architecture, citing how the work “combines architectural and urban excellence, cultural content and poetic of space”. The theaters, three differentiated volumes enclosed with a skin of translucid glass, are located in the central neighborhood of Chamberí, in Madrid, next the facilities of the Canal de Isabel II, and are equipped with a choreographic center, a main theater – with capacity for 850 spectators – and an adaptable auditorium that allows altering the conventional arrangement of seats to place them around the stage. In the remaining categories the awardees have been the Hotel Aire de Bárdenas in Tudela, by Emiliano López and Mónica Rivera (prize for Young Architecture); the apartments for the elderly in Benidorm, by Javier García-Solera (prize for Social Housing); and the CaixaForum in Madrid, by Herzog & de Meuron (prize for Urbanism and Construction of the City). This edition was directed by Luis M. Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón, with the collective Zuloark as deputy directors.

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