AA Exhibition: Third Natures

The Golden Dome, Tokyo

Third Natures presents 15 years of speculations, projects and built proposals by the Madrid- based duo of Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda and their collaborators, ranging from the beginnings of the practice in 1997 to their latest works, completed in 2013. In total, 26 projects are shown through drawings, models, objects and photographs. All this material is organised according to laws of affinity and connection, in an attempt to convey the vast range of the projects and their main field of operation – the space of mediation between people, objects, natural species and built environments. 

The title for this collection draws on a term first coined during the Renaissance to refer to a new type of garden that created a new and hitherto unknown reality – a ‘third nature’ – with a radical new materiality that was constructed through cultural connections. In the same way, the practice explores how cultural materials can be assimilated and then given back to the world in the form of proposals with strong links to contemporary society. Their approach, both critical and celebratory, is based on the emergence of new, extreme and unexpected forms of beauty. For further details, please click here.

Diagonal 80 / AMID (Cero9)

© Andrea Illan

The Industrial Building for Diagonal 80 in San Agustín de Guadalix, Madrid by AMID (Cero9) Architects (Cristina Díaz Moreno + Efren Garcia Grinda) has been awarded with two first prizes: the Prize “Opera Prima 2010″ to the best built building granted by the College of Architects and “Premio Construye” award for the best industrial building granted by NAPISA.

also has been selected among a big amount of Spanish practices one of the 20 best young architects in by 2G Editorial Gustavo Gili for the same building for Diagonal80 in Madrid.

This project was previously featured as “In progress”, where you can see some photographs of the construction process and the description by the architects.

In Progress: Diagonal 80 / AMID (Cero9)


Architects: AMID (Cero9) Cristina Díaz Moreno + Efrén García Grinda
Location: San Agustín del Guadalix, Madrid,
Project Leader: Jorge Saz Semolino
Project Team: Iñigo González-Haba, José A. Quintanar, Julia Gómez Candela, Mireia Luzárraga, Alejandro Muiño, Jaime Bartolomé, Javier Casado, Paula Ferruz, Ana Miret, Miguel Paredes, Marta Alonso, Bruno Gomes y Giacomo Beccari
Structure: BOMA (Brufau, Obiol, Moya & Ass, sl). Robert Brufau, Xavier Aguiló, María José Camporro, Raquel Álvarez
Client: Diagonal 80 SL
Program: Exhibition and Production Building for Diagonal 80
Project Year: 2006-2008
Photographs: Ignacio Bisbal &

Cherry tree Center & Convention Center / AMID (Cero9)

Architects: AMID (Cero9) / Cristina Díaz Moreno + Efrén García Grinda
Location: Jerte Valley, Cáceres,
Client: Consejería de Cultura y Turismo, Junta de Extremadura.
Program: Cherry Tree Fair and Convention Centre in the Jerte Valley
Competition Team: Luis Cabrejas Guijarro, Jorge Saz Semolino, José Quintanar Iniesta, Bruno Gomes, Mireia Luzárraga.
Project Team: Jorge Saz Semolino, Alex Muiño, Mireia Luzárraga, Margarita Martínez, José Quintanar, Dora Joana Moreira da Costa y Manu Jimenez.
Models: Jorge Queipo and
Project Year: 2008
Images: AMID (Cero9)