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: La Carboneria wins INMOMAT Award for Housing Rehabilitation

Our project “La Carbonería” has been honored with the INMOMAT Award in the rehabilitation category. This project involves the restoration of a listed housing block, recognized as the oldest in Barcelona’s iconic neighborhood Eixample. The INMOMAT Awards seek to be the public recognition for outstanding initiatives in the real estate sector and are presented during the INMOMAT Real Estate Congress, organized by MATCOAM, the Construction Department of the COAM Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (Madrid Architects Association).

The jury was chaired by Sigfrido Herráez, dean of COAM, and formed by Maria José Piccio-Marchetti, General Director of Housing and Rehabilitation of the Community of Madrid; Jorge Ginés Franco, Managing Director of ASPRIMA (Association of Real Estate Developers of Madrid); María Eugenia del Río Villar, COAM secretary; Angel Hernández Espada, member of the COAM Governing Board; Mariano García Hoyos, Director of Sustainability at HOLCIM Spain.

We share this award with the project promoter, Lesing LWP Spain, an exceptional client; the architect Montserrat Farrés, local collaborator; the engineering team of Guillem Baraut Bover from SOCOTEC Spain – BAC; the sustainability consultant Aleksandar Ivancic from Aiguasol; the technical architect Xavier Aumedes; and the restoration expert Cristina Thió i Lluch.

News: Finalist at the 13th Spanish Architecture Biennale

Factoría Cultural en el Matadero Madrid (Cultural Factory at the Contemporary Art Center El Matadero) is one of the 20 shortlisted buildings at the XIII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo. There were 449 entries from which the jury selected 22 awards, 20 shortlisted and 59 selected buildings. Photo: Simona Rota

News: 4th Prize at competition Espacio Mahou

The entry “Mensaje en una botella” (Message in a bottle) by Office for Strategic Spaces won the 4th Prize  in the competition for the upcoming Espacio Mahou, organized by Mahou San Miguel with the collaboration of the Architects’ Association from Madrid (COAM). Out of 160 entries, 5 offices only were selected as finalists to go to the second stage of the competition, Office for Strategic Spaces – OSS being one of the five.

Credits. A project by Office for Strategic Spaces/ Author: Ángel Borrego Cubero/ Architecture Team: Ana Isabel Alonso, Pablo Fernández Cueto, Belén Relloso/ Consultants: Xavier Aguilo – BAC (structure), Alex Ivancic- Aiguasol (sustainability)
Jesús Cerezo – Envolventes Arquitectónicas (glass)

News: We won the Award COAM’15 with Special Mention

Ángel Borrego Cubero has been awarded the COAM Award’15 with Special Mention for his work Factoría Cultural, an creative industries hub at Matadero Madrid. The Awards COAM are annually given by the Architects’ Association from Madrid to the best architecture achievements in the region of Madrid. See here the awarded works.

News: Nomination at the European Architecture Prize Mies van der Rohe

The Cultural Factory Matadero Madrid, whose design and construction have been achieved by Angel Borrego Cubero along with his Office for Strategic Spaces, was nominated to the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe 2015.

News: First Prize at Madrid Architects’ Association Awards

Angel Borrego Cubero was awarded the 1st Prize COAM’14 (Madrid Architects Association)  for the documentary “The Competition”: “(..) The great interest of this documentary work lies not only in the fact it gives information about the procedures and tools of architecture competitions, but it also builds a complex, and uncomfortable, cinematic story that encourages reflection and discussion, on the real interest of the architecture “star-system”, as well as the suitability of this type of competition to satisfy the real needs of society (Emilio Tuñón, Jury report of the COAM’14 Awards)

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