On May 16th 2023, Ángel Borrego Cubero will give a conference at ETSAB Barcelona School of Architecture in which he will talk about the challenges we have faced and the solutions we have adopted for the rehabilitation of La Carbonería, the oldest standing building in the Eixample iconic neighborhood of Barcelona. Built in the 19th century by Narcis Tarragó, at a time of confrontation between Ildefons Cerdá and the Barcelona City Council over what the future Eixample should be like, the building bears the imprint of those tense moments in its strange configuration: it has got 4 facades. The most spectacular of them remained hidden and inaccessible until 150 years later when the history of the building was studied and it was decided to protect it due to its relevance in understanding modern Barcelona. On how we have addressed the diversity of significance layers that the building holds, how we have recovered that façade for the city and other stories about the building and its rehabilitation process, are themes Ángel Borrego will tackle in the Aula de Graus, next Tuesday, starting at 1:00 p.m.
We thank the ETSAB Cultural Activities Area team for the opportunity to present our works; in particular, to Enric Granell Trias, Deputy Director of Culture of the ETSAB; and Carolina B. García Estévez, Deputy Director of Publications.
On February 21, 2023, the program of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia has been announced. It is an honor and not a small responsibility for our practice to assume the task of documenting the creative and work processes that will take place in what will be the first edition of the Biennale College Architettura. We are grateful to curator Lesley Lokko and President Roberto Cicutto for selecting us for this mission, which we will try to carry out with honesty and authenticity.
For the first time ever, the Biennale Architettura will include the Biennale College Architettura, which will run from 25 June to 22 July 2023. Fifteen renowned international tutors – Samia Henni, Marina Otero, Nana Biamah-Ofosu, Thireshen Govender, Lorenzo Romito, Jacopo Galli, Philippa Tumubweinee, Ngillan Gbadebo Faal, Rahesh Ram, Guillermo Fernández-Abascal, Urtzi Grau, Samir Pandya, Alice Clancy, Sarah de Villiers and Manijeh Verghese – will work with fifty students, early career practitioners and academics from around the world, selected by curator Lesley Lokko through an Open Call process over the four weeks of the teaching programme. At the conclusion of the Call on February 17th, 986 applications had been received. An international cast of critics will join the College in July.
A documentary of this educational experience will be directed by architect Ángel Borrego Cubero and released this fall.
On the 24th of February 2022 , in Mons, architect Ángel Borrego Cubero gave a lecture addressed to the students of the Faculté d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme de l’Université de Mons, of the Service de Génie Architectural et Urbain de la Faculté Polytechnique and of the École Supérieure des Arts-Arts2.
Alongside the lecture, there were also several screenings of “The Competition”, the documentary film on competitions of architecture made by Borrego.
The lecture and the screenings, were part of “Jeudi Archi“, an event organised by the Université de Mons, l’Ordre des Architectes de la Province de Hainaut and Plaza Arthouse de Mons.
Urban Space Station (USS), a project by Angel Borrego Cubero and Natalie Jeremijenko is part of the exhibition “HINCHABLES, La Galería. Arquitectura, Arte y Diseño español”, an eclectic collection of projects of different scales, with different objectives, made from different parts of the world by Spanish authors throughout the 21st century with a common denominator: The use of air as a structural key, theme and generating element. The exhibition opens on November 16, at the Architecture Centre Las Arquerías de los Nuevos Ministerios in Madrid and has been curated by Carmen Blasco, Carmelo Rodríguez Cedillo, Ángela Gayol, ESPACIO LANUBE, Luis de LaMadrid. A catalog edited by Con Arquitectura, accompanies the exhibition.
Starting today, November 2, 2017 through March 4, 2018, the video installation `Exposición Vigilada´ (Surveilled Exhibition) by Ángel Borrego Cubero can be seen at Centro de Arte y Naturaleza – CDAN (National Museum of Art and Nature), in Huesca. Here you can listen to Ángel developing about his video art work.
In 2014 we won the 1st COAM Prize for The Competition and in 2015 we won the COAM Prize with Special Mention by Factoría Cultural Madrid. The COAM Awards are given annually by the Architects Association from Madrid and are among the most important architecture awards in Spain. Thanks to these two awards, we now participate in the exhibition and catalog “COAM Award for Contemporary Architecture of Madrid 2005 – 2016”. It opens tomorrow, September 29, 13: 30h, at the COAM in Madrid with the presence of Yves Saint-Geours, Ambassador of France in Spain, Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid, Jose Maria Ezquiaga, Dean of the COAM, Edgar Gonzalez, Curator of the exhibition.
Our adaptive reuse design for Factoria Cultural Matadero Madrid is featured on the cover and inside On Diseño #365, in its work spaces issue.
AMC – Le Moniteur (FR) #249/ March 2016, features our project “Factoría Cultural Matadero Madrid” on pages 96-99.
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)
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.