The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced that the fifth edition of the MPavilion will be designed by the Spanish architect Carme Pinós. The MPavilion 2018 will be the first public work commissioned to a Spanish architect in Australia and will be the successor of the pavilion designed by OMA / Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten in 2017.
estudio Carme Pinós
Recorded: October 6, 2008
Carme Pinós’ built work includes the Pedestrian Bridge in Petrer, Alicante, Spain; the La Serra High School in Molerussa, Spain; and the Primary School in Castelldefels (Barcelona). Current projects include the Novell housing complex in Florence, Italy; the Catalan Government Headquarters in Tortosa, Spain; and a high school in Sant Carles de la Rapita, Spain. In this excerpt from her lecture, Pinós presents the design of the Gardunya Square in Barcelona, as well as adjacent housing and the Massana Fine Arts School.
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Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Carme Pinós, stressing her profound influence on his education, as a natural-born architect.
Carme Pinós begins discussing three projects that share similar structural principles, beginning with the Torre Cube office tower, Guadalajara (2005), followed by the Caixaforum Museum, auditorium and cultural center, Zaragoza (2014), a second Torre Cube tower, adjacent to the first (2014).
Pinós then discusses three different kinds of projects, all in Barcelona. She begins with the Urbanization of Gardunya Square (under construction), followed by the Escola Massana, art and design center (2017), concluding with a Housing Block for Gardunya Square (in progress).
Carme Pinós established Estudio Carme Pinós in 1991 following international recognition for her work with the late Enric Miralles.
Playing a significant role in the rise of contemporary Spanish architecture, Carme works from her hometown of Barcelona, increasingly expanding her portfolio throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.
She is renowned for designing architecture that exhibits a deep commitment to the specifics of a given project site, its local and regional identity, and to the experience of the individual visitor or inhabitant. Her work spans everything from large urban developments, to social housing, public works and furniture design, and represents a deeply humanist approach to architecture and to city making.