News: Exhibition at Barcelona Architecture Weeks

Our project for the rehabilitation of La Carbonería (Casa Tarragó) in Barcelona is being showcased at the Barcelona Architecture Weeks 2024 within two group exhibitions:

  • From May 14th to June 16th, 2024, at the Palau Victòria Eugènia (Pl. Carles Buïgas, 7, Montjuic), La Carbonería (Casa Tarragó) is part of the “EU Mies Award 2024” exhibition, which features the best projects completed in Europe over the past two years, both nominated and awarded in the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe 2024. Out of the 29 nominated projects built in Spain in the last two years, our project is the only rehabilitation of a housing building.
  • From May 16th to June 20th, 2024, at Espai Picasso of COAC that is the Architects Association of Catalonia (Plaza Nova, 5), La Carbonería (Casa Tarragó) is featured in the “4ª Mostra d’Arquitectura de Barcelona” (Barcelona Architecture Exhibition). The exhibition showcases the 170 entries in the 4th edition of the Barcelona Architecture Exhibition, resulting from a public call launched by the Barcelona branch of the COAC.

News: Angel Borrego Cubero chaired the jury of 120H competition

Architect Angel Borrego Cubero chaired the jury for this year’s edition of the 120Hours competition, the world’s largest architectural competition for students. The initiative, organized by a dedicated group of young architects from Norway, aims to contribute to a more inclusive competition culture in architecture, it is open to students worldwide, requires no entry fees, and offers monetary prizes.

The 2024 edition of 120 hours competition took inspiration from our documentary “The Competition,” selecting the same site for which renowned architects such as Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, and Zaha Hadid were invited to compete in 2009. However, participants in the 120H open competition were not required to have previous accolades or credentials. Out of the 500 entries representing 76 countries, four winners were chosen along with 15 honorable mentions, resulting in 19 projects from 14 different countries.

The jury cited the four winners for their “sensitive, intelligent, and well-considered projects“:

  • Hongseung Seo, Yongje Moon, and Young Ha from Inha University, South Korea
  • Gustav Lantto and William Holmes from The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
  • Berg Yu Yap and Stuart Confit from the University of Western Australia
  • Leif Arno Hofheinz and Davis Ancans from The Oslo School of Architecture and Design

The international jury included Thomas Vonier (Senior Partner at Chesapeake Strategies and former President 2017-2021 of the International Union of Architects), Jette Cathrin Hopp (SNOHETTA Director for acquisition and new projects in Europe & UK), Elena Marco (Pro-Vice Chancellor & Head of College of Arts, Technology and Environment at the University of the West of England), Ingvild Hodnekvam (Founder architect of Sanden+Hodnekvam), and Lili Carr (student member, co-organizer of Free School of Architecture).

News: Exhibition at Milan Design Week 2024

Our project for the rehabilitation of  “La Carbonería (Casa Tarragó)” was showcased at Milan Design Week’s Fuorisalone 2024 as the Grand Prize winner of the ADF Award 2024, with architect Ángel Borrego Cubero in attendance at the opening event for a sharing session with the visitors.

“La Carbonería/ Casa Tarragó” was featured in a joint exhibition organized by Aoyama Design Forum (ADF), GARDE, and Ordine degli Architetti di Milano. Alongside the winners of the ADF Design Award, the exhibition, which ran from April 16th to 21st at GARDE Italy’s showroom in the vibrant Tortona District, also featured the winners of the Politecnico di Milano New Graduate Award 2023.

The ADF Award, organized annually since 2010, aims to support designers from Japan and around the world. The Grand Prize, which we were honored to receive, includes a $30,000 stipend and various public exposure activities.

News: La Carboneria, Grand Prize at ADF Design Award 2024

The rehabilitation of `La Carbonería´ in Barcelona, by Angel Borrego Cubero/ Office for Strategic Spaces, has been honored with the Gran Prize at the ADF Design Award 2024.

The recipients of the ADF 2024 Excellence Awards are Takashige Yamashita Office and NOA kankyo SEKKEI Office.

The projects of the three winners will be showcased at the upcoming Milan Design Week from April 16th to 21st, 2024 in a joint exhibition of the non profit ADF with Milan Architects Association Best Graduation Award for Polytechnic University of Milan students and the works of the interior design firm Garde Italy at Garde Italy showroom (Via Tortona, 37)

The ADF Design Award, organized annually since 2010 by the non profit Aoyama Design Forum of Japan, aims to support designers from Japan and around the world. The Gran Prize includes a $30,000 stipend and public exposure activities.

The jury for the 2024 edition consisted of five members: Suzy Annetta, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Design Anthology;  architect Delfina Scotto of Stamuli; architect  Fernando Menis ; architect Lorenzo Bini, a member of the Council of the Milan Architects Association and founder of Binocle; and William Potts, Design Director of the creative studio NR2154.

News: `The Competition´, exhibited at S AM Swiss Architecture Museum

Our documentary film The Competition will be part of the group exhibition WHAT IF at the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum between 25.11.2023 – 05.05.2024, in Basel.  The opening will take place on 24/11/2023, 7 PM. Further details on S AM website.

What If

Lost, rejected, stalled or changed… There is a vast number of architectural designs that continue to be talked about in Switzerland, even though they have never been built. The S AM takes a look back at them and constructs a utopian-dystopian image of what Switzerland could have been.

The exhibition is conceived in dialogue with:
Architektur Forum Ostschweiz, Architekturforum Biel / Forum de l’architecture Bienne, Architekturforum im Touringhaus Solothurn, Architekturforum Obersee, Architekturforum Thun, Architekturforum Zürich, ArchitekturForumBern, Archives de la construction moderne (Acm) und Archizoom, Archivio del Moderno, BauForumZug, Das Gelbe Haus, FAR Forum d’Architectures, Forum Architektur Winterthur, Glarner Architekturforum, gta Exhibitions, Istituto Internazionale di Architettura (i2a), Fondation Pavillon Sicli, Schaffhauser Architektur Forum, Teatro dell’architettura, ZAZ Bellerive – Zentrum Architektur Zürich.

With projects from:
Architekturforum Obersee; Mario Botta; Martin H. Burckhardt; Caruso St John, Thomas Demand; Consiglio di Stato della Repubblica e Cantone Ticino; Aurelio Galfetti, Jachen Könz; Godfrey Grima, George Grima, André Bornet; Herzog & de Meuron; Kantonsingenieur des Kantons Zug; Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret; Hans Leuzinger; P.M.; Morphosis; Jean Nouvel, Emmanuel Cattani; Luigi Snozzi, Bruno Jenni; Tiefbauamt des Kantons Bern, Stadtplanung der Stadt Biel; Bernard Tschumi, Luca Merlini; Jean Tschumi; Werner Stücheli, Jørn Utzon.

Film:
The Competition (2013), Angel Borrego Cubero. With Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault.

Source of the description: S AM Website

Image: “The Competition” in show at S AM. Photo©Tom Bisig

News: Angel Borrego Cubero leads workshop at Space10, in CPH

May 6, 2017, 12h – 16h, at Space10, within the Copenhagen Architecture Festival, DK, Ángel Borrego Cubero will lead the `Adaptive Architecture and City Systems´workshop: Spend the day exploring and discovering the opportunities and potentials that Copenhagen’s architecture, city systems and urban areas has to offer. SPACE10 and CAFx  present an explorative workshop for architects and students who wish to discover the unused potentials that Copenhagen and its urban fabric have to offer. Director Angel Borrego Cubero of Office for Strategic Spaces will give a talk and run an explorative workshop revolving around the offices ethos of architecture being sustainable, affordable and reversible. OSS will challenge participants to look for spaces, buildings, urban areas or city systems that they see require re-use, re-adaptation or re-programming. As a whole, the workshop asks architects and students to detect opportunities within the city that can be explored.

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