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The Minutes of the Symposium “Sustainable solutions for World Heritage Cities”

Published: May 17, 2010

The Historic Heritage Foundation has just published the minutes of the international symposium “Sustainable solutions for World Heritage Cities” which took place for two days at the cultural centre of the Caja de Avila savings bank, -the Palacio de los Serrano in Avila, and brought together prominent experts in the management of World Heritage Cities in Europe and America. The book, which has just been published, collects together the papers and talks given at this forum on 19th-20th November 2009.

In this symposium the Historic Heritage Foundation sought solutions to the difficulties encountered by the Cities recognized by UNESCO in three areas: firstly, the preservation and restoration of their historic and artistic heritage; secondly, the urban planning problems of accessibility and mobility, and finally, the inclusion of tourism in the physical and socioeconomic reality of the city.

 
 

The best European architecture at the exhibition for the ‘Mies van der Rohe Award 2009’

Published: May 17, 2010

The exhibition hall at the Ministry of Housing, ‘La Arqueria de Nuevos Ministerios’ is, until 13th June, the venue for the exhibition for the ‘Mies van der Rohe Award 2009’. The exhibition is composed of models, photographs and drawings of the 50 works, including 11 from Spain, that were selected by the jury in the latest edition of the biannual contest organized by the European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation to give awards to the best contemporary architectonic works in the European Union.

Amongst the proposals on display the project that won the award stands out, the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Norway, as well as the project that deserved the Special Mention for an Emerging Architect.

The exhibition comes to Madrid after being in Paris and the German city of Krefeld with the objective of spreading awareness of the excellence of European architecture and emphasizing the contribution of the professionals of the European Union to the development of new architectonic concepts and technologies. After Madrid it will go to Vienna and Milan.

 
 

Richard Serra wins the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts 2010

Published: May 14, 2010

The jury of the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts 2010 has agreed to give the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts 2010 to the American sculptor Richard Serra, for his audacity in arranging from his minimalist perspective the most significant urban spaces on an international scale through works with great visual power that invite reflection and amazement. Closely connected to the best tradition of European art throughout his brilliant trajectory, Serra is a versatile artist whose universal dimension is expressed in forceful forms and suggestive concepts. Richard Serra, son of a Spaniard, was born in San Francisco (USA) in 1939. Author of minimalist works and also of large size sculptures for specific places, his technique is based on industrial materials such as lead, steel and concrete. In Spain his works are on exhibition at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona and at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, where the work ‘The Snake’ is on display.

 
 

The inscription period for the Fourth Hispalyt Ceramica Corporate-sponsored Professorship contest is open

Published: May 01, 2010

The contest for the Hispalyt Ceramica Corporate-sponsored Professorship is open to all students registered in the second and third cycle of the current academic year in the architecture colleges of Spain as well as the rest of the world, as long they are at least registered for the fourth year of their studies.

 The awards are also open to all those architects that have graduated in the last two years (from the 1st January 2008 until 28th February 2010) or those who can provide proof of having done a master in those countries where the Bolonia Plan has been implemented.

 
 

Corredor confirms the support of the CEOE for renovation as a key factor for the recovery of the sector

Published: May 01, 2010

The minister of Housing, Ms Beatriz Corredor, has confirmed the support of the CEOE for renovation as “key factor to reactivate the building sector and auxiliary industries, to generate quality employment and to advance towards a more cohesive and sustainable urban model”.

 
 



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