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Casablaca Anfa: Herreros Arquitectos' Proposal for a Mixed-Use Building in Morocco

01:00 - 3 July, 2014
Casablaca Anfa: Herreros Arquitectos' Proposal for a Mixed-Use Building in Morocco, Courtesy of Herreros Arquitectos
Courtesy of Herreros Arquitectos

Herreros Arquitectos just sent us their recent project for a mixed-use building in Casablanca, Morocco. Resulting from a series of urban, spatial, formal and sustainable variables, the project--which includes housing, commercial and athletic spaces--is characterized by a permeable facade that directly responds to the climate. The repeated decorative element is a reinterpretation of a traditional geometric code that is common to the region.

The project was featured in the Moroccan Pavilion in the 2014 Venice Biennale. Find the images and product description, after the break.

AD Interviews: Juan Herreros

01:00 - 10 July, 2013

Juan Herreros is one of the most influential Spanish architects practicing today. Executing a delicate balance between his role defining the practice of architecture with work in the academy, he has not only overseen the construction of significant built projects, but also teaches at School of Architecture of Madrid and is a Full Professor at GSAPP Columbia University in New York. It was recently announced that his winning proposal for the Munch Museum/Deichman Library competition was given the green light. The museum will house the world’s largest collection of Edvard Munch artworks and is scheduled to open in 2018. 

Herreros strives to highlight architecture’s multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary nature by revealing the complex relationships that lie behind individual projects—undergirded by what Herreros identifies as a “technical culture” (see the exhibition Dialogue Architecture that he curated at the last Venice Biennale).

Together with Iñaki Abalos he founded Abalos&Herreros in 1984. In 1992 they founded the International Multimedia League (LMI), an organization that contributes to the simplification and intensification of artistic practice. Since 2006 he practices with the firm Herreros Arquitectos a collaborative office that has won numerous competitions and commissions. His projects can be found around the world and range from schemes for public spaces to designs for houses.

“Something unique about [our] studio is that, given the difficulties of doing research in architecture today and the usefulness of the “research applied to architecture” concept, we maintain two open, integrated lines of work: one line maintains small projects, very quick, very immediate; and the other is related to the large projects, generally the result of international competitions around the world.”

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Check out a full transcript of our interview with Herreros after the break…

Garoza House / Herreros Arquitectos

00:00 - 23 May, 2013
Garoza House / Herreros Arquitectos, © Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Spain
  • Collaborators

    Alejandro Valdivieso, Margarita Martinez
  • Client

    Rafael Celda y Hoa Melgar
  • Project Manager

    Verónica Meléndez
  • Technical Architect

    Ramón Paradinas
  • Construction

    IDM Sistemas Modulares / Modulab
  • Status

    Completed
  • Area

    75.0 m2
  • Year

    2010
  • Photography

    Javier Callejas, OjOvivOfoto | Paula Arroyo, Cortesía de Herreros Arquitectos

© Javier Callejas © OjOvivOfoto | Paula Arroyo © Javier Callejas Courtesy of Herreros Arquitectos +13

Corporate Office Building for Hispasat Technology Center / Herreros Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
Corporate Office Building for Hispasat Technology Center / Herreros Arquitectos, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +15

Panamá Bank Tower / Herreros Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 April, 2013
Panamá Bank Tower / Herreros Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Costa del Este, Panama
  • Project Architects

    Herreros Arquitectos + Mallol y Mallol
  • Project Managers

    Jens Richter (HA), Ignacio Mallol (M&M)
  • Project Team

    Gonzalo Rivas Zinno, Carmen Antón, Joanna Socha (HA), Ruben Taboada (M&M)
  • Sustainability

    CENER
  • Facade Consultant

    Gruppo Entesa
  • Client

    Banco de Panamá
  • Area

    35395.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +22

Centro Internacional de Convencions de Bogota awarded to Herreros Arquitectos in collaboration with Daniel Bermudez

15:00 - 2 September, 2011
© Herreros Arquitectos
© Herreros Arquitectos

Herreros Arquitectos in collaboration with Daniel Bermudez, were recently awarded the design of the Centro Internacional de Convencions de Bogota. Beating some of the world’s most prestigious architects, Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Rem Koolhaas, Diller & Scofidio, Snøhetta, and Dominique Perrault, the winning design is defined as an urban experience, in which its inhabitants and strangers will come together to share their common interest in knowledge, innovation and the strength of civil society. Aspiring to obtain the Gold-status LEED certificate the new 70,000 sqm Centro Internacional de Convencions de Bogota will be the maximum exponent of Colombia’s ability to apply state-of-the-art technology as well as of the country’s commitment to the environment

An exhibition devoted to Herreros Architectos’ recent work is currently on display at the ROM for Kunst og Arkitektur Gallery in Oslo.

More renderings of the winning design following the break.