The Architecture Centre: Fuensanta Nieto (Nieto Sobejano)
Podcast of lecture at Arnolfini: Wednesday 11 December 2013.
Winner of the competition to redevelop Bristol Royal Infirmary Queens building façade, Nieto Sobejano founding director, Fuensanta Nieto, presents recent work from the internationally renowned Spanish practice.
This event was kindly sponsored by Ibstock Brick.
Apologies for the missing introduction and a slight loss of the beginning of the lecture.
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Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano | Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Recorded: October 28, 2015
Founded in 1985, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos has offices in Madrid and Berlin. The richly textured work of the firm is recognized for its sympathetic response to the topography and historical attributes of place, qualities lauded in the citation for the Alvar Aalto Medal awarded to the firm in 2015: “The roots of their architecture lie in Spain, and its multi-layered history and culture. Their works speak a silent language, proving that the precondition of meaningful architecture is an in-depth understanding of local culture and the context of the design brief.”
The firm’s Current Work lecture, titled “Five Themes,” reflects the interrelationship between five simple architectural elements within their work: ground, as a landscape or as part of a city; roof, as a reaction to modern architecture and its relationship to the skyline; void, as a definition of space and interstitial space; fragment, as it relates to the idea of memory and the past; and pattern, as a reference to variations on an overall theme.
In their lecture, Nieto and Sobejano discuss the following works:
Moritzburg Museum, Halle, Germany | 2004-2008
Kastner & Öhler, Graz, Austria | 2005-2016
Joanneumsviertel, Graz, Austria | 2006-2013
Madinat Al-Zahra Museum, Córdoba, Spain | 1999-2009
San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian, Spain | 2005-2011
Hotel Königshof, Munich, Germany | 2013-2016
Barceló Centre, Madrid, Spain | 2007-2014
Temporary Market, Madrid, Spain | 2007-2008
Bogenhausener Tor and Einstein Towers, Munich, Germany | 2009-2016
Contemporary Art Centre, Córdoba, Spain | 2005-2013
Guangzhou Science Museum, Guangzhou, China | 2014-2016
The Current Work series invites significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment to present their work and ideas to a public audience.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano
Response by Eric Bunge
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos was founded in 1985 by Fuensanta Nieto (M. Arch '83) and Enrique Sobejano (M. Arch '83) and has offices in Madrid and Berlin. Along with being widely published in international magazines and books, the firm’s work has been exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia in 2000, 2002, 2006, and 2012, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, in 2006, at the Kunsthaus in Graz in 2008 and at the MAST Foundation in Bologna in 2014. They are the recipients of the 2007 National Prize for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage and the 2010 Nike Prize issued by the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA), as well as the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2010), the Piranesi Prix de Rome (2011), the European Museum of the Year Award (2012), the Hannes Meyer Prize (2012), AIA Honorary Fellowship (2015) and the Alvar Aalto Medal in 2015.
Their major works include the Madinat al-Zahra Museum, the Moritzburg Museum, the San Telmo Museum, the Zaragoza Congress Centre, the Joanneum extension in Graz, and the Contemporary Art Centre in Córdoba. Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos currently have projects in Germany, Spain, Austria, Estonia, Morocco, China and United Kingdom. Two monographs have been recently published about their work: "Nieto Sobejano. Memory and Invention" (Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany, 2013) and "Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano. Architetture" (Mondadori Electa Spa, Milano, Italy, 2014).
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture
Look: Memory and Invention
Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
The Madrid-based firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos is known for work that fosters a dialogue with the past. In San Sebastián, Spain, the team built an extension to the San Telmo Museum—a collection dedicated to the history of Basque life, housed in a 16th-century Dominican convent—that features a perforated aluminum skin. And in Cordoba, the firm won the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture for their Madinat al Zahra Museum, a white concrete and weathering steel complex that sits atop a 10th-century Islamic archaeological site. Utilizing the ground planes of three excavated buildings as a starting point for new ones, the building weaves parts of the ancient palace city within its fabric. In "Look," GSAPP alumni and Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano return Avery Hall for a lecture in memory of Paul S. Byard.
Sigue la entrevista completa en el siguiente link: http://bit.ly/1o4n0tj
o visita http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos es un estudio español fundado en 1985 por Enrique Sobejano y Fuensanta Nieto, arquitectos graduados de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid con estudios de posgrado en la Universidad de Columbia, en Nueva York.
Con proyectos construidos en países como Alemania, España, Austria, India y Marruecos, la obra de Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos está fuertemente marcada por el trabajo con el patrimonio y programas culturales, cuyos encargos derivan principalmente de concursos de arquitectura. Recientemente han sido anunciados como los ganadores para diseñar un centro cultural dedicado a la obra musical de Arvo Pärt en Laulasmaa, Estonia.