Norman Foster Receives Inaugural BIA Award in Bilbao

Norman Foster has been rewarded for his work on Metro . Image © Flickr CC User Jacqueline Poggi

On the 26th of September, Norman Foster will be at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao as the inaugural recipient of the very first BIA (Bilbao Bizkaia Architecture) Award. Recognizing Foster’s contribution towards the development of Bizkaia through architecture and urban regeneration, the prize highlights Foster’s iconic original design for the Metro Bilbao stations in the Basque Country.

20 Scholarships the AA BILBAO Visiting School: COMPUTING TOPOS III 2014 / Bilbao, Spain

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AA Visiting School is an international network of design workshops and other programs organized by the Architectural Association School of Architecture. This event will be realized in , Spain between July 23 and August 5.

AA Visiting School will give away 20 scholarships for those interested in attending. If so, you need to send your CV/portfolio and a description explaining why would you like to attend the event.

The workshop will explore the question of ‘place’ or ‘topos’ and its radical transformation in the recent years due to the proliferation and availability of environmental parameters. The rise of digital methods in architectural design as well as simulation platforms for environmental analysis, have produced a renewed interest in the relationship between architecture and phenomena and in particular into the possibility of the integration of environmental aspects into the design process. Nevertheless, approximation means to environmental phenomena in relation to urban morphology need to be further explored to mediate between sophisticated simulation platforms and design agendas, beyond reductionist definitions of the environment.

COAS Offices and Headquarters / Otxotorena Arquitectos

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Architects: Otxotorena Arquitectos
Location: , Biscay, Spain
Collaborator Architect: Lander Berasategui
Area: 875 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rubén Pérez Bescós

Historical Archive of the Basque Country / ACXT

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Architects: ACXT
Location: Calle de María Díaz de Haro, 3, 48013 , Biscay, Spain
Project Architect: Gonzalo Carro
Project Director: Gonzalo Carro
Area: 8550.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

Indautxu Square / JAAM sociedad de arquitectura

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Architects: JAAM sociedad de arquitectura
Location: Museo Plaza, , Biscay, Spain
Architect: Ander Marquet Ryan
Project Area: 18,500 sqm
Photographs: Elker Azqueta

Sede Banco Arquia / NO.MAD

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Architects: NO.MAD
Location: , Biscay, Spain
Architect In Charge: Eduardo Arroyo
Collaborators: David Rodríguez, Luis Arroyo, Margarita Martínez, Alfonso Navarrete, José López
Quantity Surveyor : José Miguel Ortega, Igor Ortega
Structure: Alfonso Robles
Area: 280.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

House in La Bilbanía / Foraster Arquitectos

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Architects: Foraster Arquitectos
Location: ,
Area: 545.07 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Joseba Bengoetxea

AD Classics: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / Frank Gehry

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Set on the edge of the Nervión River in Bilbao‭, ‬Spain, the Guggenheim Museum is a fusion of complex‭, ‬swirling forms and captivating materiality that responds to an intricate program and an industrial urban context‭. ‬With over a hundred exhibitions and more than ten million visitors to its recognition‭, ‬‮’‬s not only changed the way that architects and people think about museums, but also boosted Bilbao’s economy with its astounding success‭.‭ ‬In fact‭, ‬the phenomenon of a city‮’‬s transformation following the construction of a significant piece of architecture is now referred to as the‭ ‬‮“‬Bilbao Effect‭.‬‮”‬‭ ‬Twenty years on, the Museum continues to challenge assumptions about the connections between art and architecture‭ today.

Living Architectures: Gehry’s Vertigo / Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

Fourth project of the Living Architectures series, Gehry’s Vertigo offers to the spectator a rare and vertiginous trip on the top roofs of the Guggenheim Museum of . Through the portrait of the climbing team in charge of the glass cleaning, their ascensions, their techniques and difficulties, this film observes the complexity and virtuosity of ’s architecture.

AA Bilbao Visiting School: “Computing topos II”

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The is a worldwide network of design workshops and other programmes organised by the Architectural Association School of Architecture.The event will take place in from July 22nd to July 31st, focusing on new lectures over territory.

We have two scholarships for our readers interested on this activity, you just need to send us your CV/portfolio and a statement explaining why you would like to participate in this event. For more details read below.

Fronton Bizkaia / Gastón & Ruiz Pardo

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Architects: Gastón & Ruiz Pardo
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Javier Gastón, Marcelo Ruiz Pardo
Technical Architect: Juan Luis Urresti
Collaborators: David Gastón, Carolina Lombana, Carlos Viladoms, Daniel Alvaladejo, Naia Landa
Area: 24011.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jesus Granada, Jorge Allende

Nerua Restaurant / ACXT

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Architects: ACXT
Location: Museo Guggenheim, ,
Architect In Charge: César Caicoya Gómez-Morán
Design Team: Beatriz Pagoaga, Oscar da Costa
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

Zero Space & VIP Lounge / ACXT

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Architects: ACXT
Location: Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
Architect In Charge: César Caicoya Gómez-Morán
Design Team: Beatriz Pagoaga
Lighting Consultant: Susaeta Prolighting
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

BBK Sarriko Centre / ACXT

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Architects: ACXT
Location: ,
Project Architect: Javier Aja
Architects : Elena Sa Marques, Beatriz Pagoaga
Project Management: Patxi Sánchez
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

“Processing Environments” Symposium

The Processing Environments symposium is organized by the Architectural Association in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum and sponsored by the Municipality and the Institut Français in . It will take place next 19th June at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

The symposium is directed by Maider Llaguno and Clara Olóriz and some of the invited speakers are Alejandro Zaera-Polo (ex FOA, currently AZPA), Juan Herreros, Iñaki Begisitain, & Alfredo Ramirez (Groundlab), Philippe Rahm, and Efrén García Grinda & Cristina Díaz Moreno.

The admission is free.

More information and the complete program after the break

IDOM Headquarters / ACXT Arquitectos

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Architects: ACXT Arquitectos
Location: , Spain
Architect in Charge: Javier Perez Uribarri
Collaborators: Oscar Ferreira da Costa, Jabier Fernández Sánchez, Josu Eguileor Astigarraga
Contractor: BALZOLA
Project Area: 14,400 sqm
Project Year: 2010-2011
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

Refurbishment of Deusto University / ACXT

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Architects: ACXT
Location: Bilbao, Vizcaya, Vizcaya, Spain
Architect In Charge: Diego Rodríguez Segura
Project Manager: Pilar Mateo Martínez
Project Architects: Helena Sá Marques, Marina Ajubita
Area: 1012709.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz / Courtesy ACXT

Church of Miribilla / IMB Arquitectos

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Architects: IMB Arquitectos
Location: Av. Askatasuna 11, Miribilla, Bilbao,
Project Architects: Gloria Iriarte, Eduardo Mugica, Agustín de la Brena
Collaborators: Iñigo Barberena, Gilles Marchal, Gorka Apraiz, Iban Gonzalez
Rigger: Joseba Martínez, Jose Luis Olaeta
Client: Bishopric of Bilbao
Photographs: Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre