In-Between: Architecture on an Island | gpy arquitectos
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 12 - 2pm
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TUESDAY 23 APRIL | 12PM | RM 315 | FOUNDATION BUILDING
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gpy arquitectos sees architecture as a means of using space to seek out new forms of relating man with his surroundings. Dissolution of the limits between interior and exterior, public and private, urban and territorial, is employed as a strategy for transforming its projects into social spaces.
The studio has received a number of high-profile awards in recognition of its work. In 2003, gpy arquitectos won the international ar+d Award for Emerging Architecture (The Architectural Review) and was awarded the Silver Medal at the Bienal Miami + Beach. That same year, the studio was nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award, and in 2008, it was nominated for the Iakov Chernikhov International Prize. In 2009, gpy arquitectos won the Bronze Medal at the Bienal Miami + Beach as well as the Experiencia/Futuros: Mi obra favorita (Experience/Futures: My Favorite Work) award of the Higher Council of Architects in Spain (CSCAE) for its work on the Tenerife Centre of Dramatic Arts, a project that was also featured at the exhibit On-Site: New Architecture in Spain at the MoMA in New York in 2006.
Other awards include the Leaf Award - Public Buildings category (2009), the Special Jury Prize at the Design & Health International Academy Awards (2009) and the Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award (2010).
gpy arquitectos’ projects have been published in various magazines and books like the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, 1000x European Architecture, 10x10_2. 100 Architects 10 Critics.
Juan Antonio González Pérez
1990 | Graduated from the School of Architecture, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. First Class Honours
Since 1993 | Professor of Architectural Design. School of Architecture, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2000-2010 | Cultural Delegate of the Official Architects' Association of the Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain
Urbano Yanes Tuña
1996 | Graduated from the School of Architecture, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
2003-2007 | Associate Professor of Architectural Projects. School of Architecture, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2001 | Graduated from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Stuttgart
Since 2001 | Collaborator of gpy arquitectos
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