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The Madrid practice Nieto Sobejano has won the Reimagining the Dallas Museum of Art International Design Competition, carrying the day over five other finalists: David Chipperfield Architects (London); Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York); Johnston Ma
The Madrid practice of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has won the international competition to refurbish, restore, and expand St.Clare’s Convent as the new home of the Pontevedra Provincial Museum. Their scheme was selected over those of the ot
Since its construction in 1732, the Blockhaus, situated on the banks of the Elbe River as it flows through Dresden, is one of the key historical buildings in the city. In the competition decided in 2018, the project designed by Fuensanta Nieto and En
The CEU campus Moncloa includes several university buildings raised at different times for education and research. The new Faculty of Humanities and Communication Sciences is located on a triangular site in Madrid’s Colonia Metropolitana. The plot’s
Since the day in September 1908 that a journalist working for La Veu de Catalunya gave the region a name which described its dramatic geography and topography, the Costa Brava – a rugged land of fisherfolk – has honed its image as a paradise by the s
The firm led by Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, which runs offices in Madrid and Berln, has landed first prize in the competition to build the new Museum of Fine Arts of the city of Vannes, in Brittany, with Richard Faure as associate architect
On the outskirts of Hamburg, in the Altona borough, this exhibition building dedicated to the art of writing offers a voyage through the history of pens manufatured by the firm Montblanc, founded in 1906. The outcome of a competition held in 2016, th
This mixed-use complex, which combines residential areas with spaces for art, culture, and work, respectfully blends the industrial brick architecture that was reconstructed during the postwar years with an extension in red concrete...
The Madrid architects Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, in collaboration with the Parisian firm Marin + Trottin Architectes, have finished first in the competition for the Cité du Théâtre in Paris, organized by the French Culture Ministry and thr
The Madrid firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has won the competition to enlarge a high-performance ice skating center in the Berlin borough of Lichtenberg. In compliance with functional and technical requirements, the new volume resembles
The Madrid practice of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano have won first place in the competition to build a museum in San Felíu de Guíxols (Girona) to house part of Carmen Thyssen's art collection, joining those already existing in Madrid, Málaga,
The project establishes a dialogue with three historical landmarks: the Imperial Palace, the old Collegiate Church, and the foundation of the medieval wall. The building traditions of the town of Goslar, in Lower Saxony, materialize in slate siding..
The extension is incorporated as a new piece to the heterogeneous sum of interventions. A cubic volume of concrete rises above the ground occupying the empty space between the two buildings, and creating a strong contrast with them... [+]
An orthogonal grid is distributed throughout the site and a continuous skin of perforated metal, which evokes the materials of the automobile industry, covers the entire volume, connecting the two pieces beneath the residential building... [+]
The new center devoted to the Estonian composer preserves the pines in the woods around it, aiming in this way to foster dialogue between architecture, music, and natural environment.
Selected out of 28 finalists, the Madrid firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has won First Prize in the competition promoted by the German state of Saxony to refurbish and extend the Baroque building of the Blockhaus, which dates back to 173
The proposal dialogues with the urban and natural context of the town through its materials and volumetry. The roof is the main element, with a serrated profile that evokes the geometry of the traditional roofs of the Alps and also the mountainscape.
The project is the result of a competition that was organized by the Bristol Royal Infirmary for the purpose of renovating the frontage of its main building, raised in the 1960s. The objective was not only to give the institution a new image, but al
The central piece, a 19th-century addition, is eliminated and replace with a volume of rigorous geometry held up by plinth that opens to the public and communicates with it through a triptych for posters.
The Madrid architectural office of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano will be renovating and expanding the house-museum of Joaquín Sorolla (Valencia, 1863 – Cercedilla, 1923), known as “the painter of light.” The intervention on the old residence o
The Barceló Market area in Madrid includes public spaces, buildings and temporary installations belonging to one same complex. Its multiple denomination – market/sports center/library – soon speaks of collective engagement and reveals the social cond
The Castillo de la Luz is for the city of Las Palmas not only one of the most significant buildings of its architectural heritage, but also a witness of the islands’ history. Its location on the Isleta, the point of arrival of Castilian ships since t
A group of nine volumes, conceived as large ‘ceramic vases’ that are subtly separated to let sunlight into the building, accommodate exhibition spaces, auditoriums, and theaters. A roof garden offering panoramic views crowns the building. Stemming fr
The names of the finalists in the international competition to revitalize the Dallas Museum of Art have been unveiled. The six teams are: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos (Madrid); David Chipperfield Architects (London); Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York)
The Madrid partners Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, in collaboration with the Parisian firm Marin+Trottin, finished first in the bid to design the Cité du Théâtre in Paris, carrying the day over the other two finalists, Foster+Partners and Fabr
The dynamism that is associated with the use of horizontal bands in buildings, as well as with skating as a sport, is the gist of the scheme that has made Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano the winners of the competition to enlarge a high-performan
The franchise model has reached museums, and with energy, at least for the Carmen Thyssen Collection, whose homes in Madrid, Barcelona, and Málaga will soon be joined by a fourth one in Girona, thanks to a competition where the Madrid firm Nieto Sobe
Wherever it is that things go well for you, that’s your country. Building outside Spain has for Spanish architects been both a challenge and a recognition traditionally within the reach of few prestigious names, such as Rafael Moneo, Santiago Calatra
As regards Spanish architects succeeding internationally, the firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano boasts an already long list of projects located in Germany, Austria, and Estonia (see Arquitectura Viva 209), the most recent addition to which
Phase one of the competition to revamp Bilbao’s Museum of Fine Arts has ended with the shortlisting of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos; Rafael Moneo; Foster + Partners with LM Uriarte Arkitektura; BIG with AZAB and Proskene; Snøhetta with Foraster Arquite
The firm of the Madrid architects Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano – one of Spain’s most international practices, with a branch in Berlin – recently opened the Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa, 35 kilometers from Tallin. Named after the composer it
The firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos – of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano – is the winner of the competition promoted by the German state of Saxony to design the Archive of the Avant-garde of the Marzona Collection in the historical center of Dre
The studio Nieto Sobejano, in collaboration with Novae Architectes, has won the bid to build a sports and culture center in Reignier-Esery, a commune located in the Haute-Savoie department of France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. With a floor area to
Making the symbolic Hall of Realms part of the Prado Museum will not only give the institution more exhibition galleries, but also create new urban and civic spaces fot the city as a whole.
Nieto & Sobejano The jury based its decision to grant the Alvar Aalto Medal to the Madrid-based architects Nieto & Sobejano on their effort to understand the local context and culture. This award, given jointly by the Museum of Finnish Architecture,
The partners Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, based in Madrid and Berlin, have capped the first prize in the invitational competition for a new Science Museum in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. The design presents nine enormous ceramic vases whic
The Madrid architects Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano now have the Alvar Aalto Medal, the prestigious award that the Finnish Museum of Architecture and the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) have given every three years since 1967 in ackno
It is very likely that Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano are currently the most international partners of Spanish architecture. From offices set up in Madrid and Berlin, their practice operates like a perfectly well-oiled machine, one capable. mor
Because of the cosmopolitan spirit of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, combined with an indefatigable, tenacious devotion to the profession, both in actual building and in teaching, they are perhaps the most ‘international’ and prolific members
El axioma moderno de la cubierta plana comenzó a cuestionarse a mediados del siglo XX, cuando arquitectos como Kahn o Utzon investigaron, en algunas obras excepcionales, la ‘quinta fachada’ como un elemento generador de espacio y luz. A esta tradició
Situado en Graz, una de las ciudades históricas más importantes de Austria, el Museo Joanneum —que celebra este año su segundo centenario y está considerado como el más antiguo del país— acaba de abrir las puertas de su nuevo centro de visitantes, di
Madinat al-Zahra Museum “The museum is a symbol of the ‘convivencia’ evoked by the name Andalusia, and bears testimony that, indeed, Córdoba is the future, not only the past”. With these words the jury of the Aga Khan Awards referred to the Mad
Cuatro años ha durado el proceso de rehabilitación y ampliación del Museo San Telmo, que se acaba de inaugurar en San Sebastián. La intervención, de los madrileños Fuensanta Nieto y Enrique Sobejano, recupera el edificio original, un convento dominic
Flanqueando al Guadalquivir y dialogando con los edificios históricos que se asoman al río, las obras del futuro Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Córdoba dan ya una idea del aspecto final del edificio. Diseñado por el equipo madrileño dirigido por
The projects we find more interesting, the most lucid works perhaps, are those that seem to emerge from the attempt to connect anomalies, associations of random, arbitrary facts, which are there before us and only need an idea to explain them. But be
The relationship with the existing and the evolution of the structures on which they intervene play a key role in the oeuvre of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano. Hence, their projects in Halle an der Saale (Moritzburg Museum) and Graz (Joanneum M