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Cersaie 2014: Conferences and Seminars
The architecture of Carme Pinós

Tuesday 23 September - 3.00 p.m.
Galleria dell'architettura - Gall.21/22


Carme Pinós More

Carme Pinós


Biographical notes
Member of the Architects Association of Catalunya since 1987
International Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects  since 2012
Honorary member of the American Institute of Architects since 2011
Council  member of the National Museum of Architecture and Urbanism of Spain since 2008

After winning international recognition for her work with Enric Miralles in projects such as the Igualada Cemetery, Carme Pinós set up her own studio in 1991, undertaking projects which she had initiated in her previous office, such as the Boarding School in Morella.
Among her most outstanding recent projects are the Master Plan for the historic center of Saint Dizier (France), where the architect is also carrying out various interventions in public spaces; the Departments building of the new campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria); and the Cube II Tower in Gudalajara (Mexico). In Spain, her projects include the Caixaforum Cultural and Exhibition Center in Zaragoza; the Regional Office of the Generalitat in Tortosa; the architectural set composed by Gardunya Square, Massana School of Arts, a block of flats and the back façade of the popular Boqueria Market in the Historical District of Barcelona; and a public housing block in the district of Vallecas (Madrid).
Among her most notable completed awarded works are the Pedestrian Footbridge in Petrer (Alicante), the Juan Aparicio Seafront in Torrevieja and the Cube I Tower in Guadalajara (Mexico), the models of which were acquired by the MOMA in 2006. Likewise, in 2010 the Centre Pompidou also acquired scale models of the Caixaforum project in Zaragoza and the Hotel Pizota in Mexico, among others.
Carme Pinós has received many awards, including the National Architecture Award by the High Council of Spanish Architects (1995), the Award by the Professional Association of Architects of the Community of Valencia (2001), the ‘ArqCatMon’ award by the Professional Association of Architects of Catalunya (2005), the First Prize at the Spanish Biennial of Architecture (2008), the National Award for Public Architecture by the Catalan Government (2008) and the A-Plus Award for the best professional career in 2013.
Carme Pinós combines her work as an architect with teaching activities and has participated in seminars, training courses and workshops. She also has been guest professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1994-1995), the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf (1996-1997), Columbia University in New York (1999), l’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (2001-2002), Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2003), Accademia di Archittetura di Mendrisio in Switzerland (2005-2006) and Universitá di Roma Tre (2007-2008), among others.
In 2012 Carme Pinós launched OBJECTS, a collection of products designed, produced and commercialized by her own studio.

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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Carme Pinós
Fulvio Irace
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