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Cersaie 2015: Conferences and Seminars
Francisco Mangado and Matthias Sauerbruch

Thursday 01 October - 3.00 p.m.
Galleria dell'Architettura - Gall. 21/22

WithFrancisco Mangado, Matthias Sauerbruch and Fulvio Irace


Francisco Mangado More

Francisco Mangado


Biographical notes

Born in Spain’s Navarre region in 1957, Francisco Mangado completed his university studies in 1982 at the School of Architecture of the University of Navarre and then embarked on a teaching career. He has worked as Guest Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and at the Eero Saarinen college at the Yale School of Architecture and as Guest Lecturer at the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne. He currently has a full professorship at the University of Pamplona and a guest professorship at Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning.

He has won numerous awards, including the Thienne Architecture Award, the Architéchti Prize, the FAD for architecture and Costrumat. In 2009 he received the Giancarlo Ius Gold Medal given by the UIA (International Union of Architects), the García Mercadal award, the Copper in Architecture Award and the Spanish Architecture Award 2009 granted by Spain’s National Council of Architects’ Associations (CSCAE). In December 2011 he was named RIBA International Fellow by the Royal Institute of British Architects and in February 2013 he was granted an AIA Honorary Fellowship by the American Institute of Architects. In June 2013, his project for the Auditorium in Teulada received the RIBA EU award from the Royal Institute of British Architects for EU buildings located outside the UK.

Some of Mangado’s best known works include the Congress Centre and Auditorium of Pamplona, Place Pey Berland in Bordeaux, the Congress Centre of Ávila, the Archaeology Museum of Vitoria, the stadium in Palencia, the Spanish pavilion at Expo Zaragoza 2008 and the Auditorium in Teulada. His latest projects include the Congress Centre in Palma de Mallorca and the Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias in Oviedo.

The Baluarte Auditorium and Congress Centre in Pamplona and the Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Congress Center in Ávila featured in the exhibition on Spanish architecture held at the MoMA in New York. Personal exhibitions of Mangado’s work have also been held at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, the Auditorium in Teulada, the Palacio del Condestable in Pamplona, the Aedes Gallery in Berlin, the EPFL in Lausanne, the FAUP in Porto and the Galerie d’Architecture in Paris.

In June 2008 he set up the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad.

Matthias Sauerbruch More

Matthias Sauerbruch


Biographical notes

Matthias Sauerbruch is an architect, founding partner of Sauerbruch Hutton. From 1985 to 1990 he taught at the AA, from 1995 to 2001 he was professor at the TU Berlin, and from 2001 to 2007 professor at the Stuttgart Akademie der Bildenden Künste. He was a visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design from 2008 to 2011 and a guest professor at Universität der Künste Berlin from 2012 to 2014. Sauerbruch has lectured, chaired and participated in juries and contributed to conferences around the globe. He is a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council, a commissioner of the Zurich Building Council, a trustee of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, a member of the Berlin Akademie der Künste and a Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Sauerbruch Hutton is an international award-winning agency for architecture, urbanism and design founded by Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch in 1989. Sauerbruch Hutton has been recognised for its long-term engagement with sustainability. Its integrated design approach aims for an architecture that combines ecological performance with intuition and sensuality. Among Sauerbruch Hutton’s projects are the GSW Headquarters in Berlin, the Brandhorst Museum in Munich and the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau, all benchmarks for sustainable design. Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch were awarded the Erich Schelling Prize in 1998, the Fritz Schumacher Prize for Architecture in 2003, the International Honour Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2010 and the Gottfried-Semper-Award 2013. For the Immanuel Church in Cologne Sauerbruch Hutton was awarded the German Architecture Award 2015. The practice is currently working on a number of projects in Germany and Europe, including the M9 Museum of the 20th Century in Venice.

Fulvio Irace More

Fulvio Irace

Architect and Professor of history of architecture, Milan Polytechnic
Biographical notes
Fulvio Irace is a full professor of “History of Architecture” at Milan Polytechnic, where he holds the History of Contemporary Architecture chair at the Faculty of Civil Architecture and the Faculty of Design; he is also a visiting professor at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, and a member of the board of teachers for the PhD course in “History of Architecture and Town Planning” at Turin Polytechnic.
He is a member of the scientific committee of the Vico Magistretti Foundation and is on the board of trustees of the Piano Foundation.
In 2008-2009 he was a member of the jury for the Mies van der Rohe European Prize.
From 2005 to 2009 he was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Milan Triennial and curator of the Architecture and Territory sector.
One of the founders of the national association AAI (Archivi di Architettura Italia – Italian Architectural Archives), he is one of the promoters of the “Architecture and Design” section of CASVA (Centro alti studi e valorizzazione delle arti – the Centre for Higher Studies and Valorisation of the Arts) of the Municipality of Milan.
Architectural editor for the publications “Domus” and “Abitare”, he has worked with the most important national and international magazines in the sector, and in 2005 was awarded the Inarch Bruno Zevi Prize for architectural criticism. Since 1986 he has been an opinionist in the field of architecture for the Sunday Supplement of “Il Sole 24 Ore”.
Attentive to the historiographies of Italian architecture between the two World Wars, to which he has dedicated much work through various exhibitions and publications, more recently his studies have concentrated on contemporary Italian architecture, and the figure of Renzo Piano, the subject of various monographs and an important exhibition at the Milan Triennial.
In the field of criticism and historical methodology he is the author of the following works:  Dimenticare Vitruvio, 2001 and 2008;  Le città visibili: Renzo Piano 2006; Divina Proporzione, 2007; Gio Ponti, 2009.
He has curated a number of architectural exhibitions.



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Francisco Mangado
Matthias Sauerbruch
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