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II arquia / next Forum Madrid 2010: 'Changing'

II arquia / next Madrid Forum 2010: Changing

21 and 22 October 2010 - ETSA MADRID

The II arquia / next Madrid Forum 2010: Changing, was attended by 227 participants. In open debate format, different conclusions regarding the transformation that is taking place in the architectural field were analysed and drawn from the more than 1,218 new projects registered by the 500 authors and 177 associations participating in the 2008-2009 edition of the arquia/next biennial.

The topic 'Changing' originates from the economic crisis that was underway when this call happened, and how it triggered radical changes within the structures established in our professional field and those from the youngest structures. The title tries to convey that which is undergoing a metamorphosis in preparation for the near future, both in the sense of how the profession is developed, as well as in the need to establish new behavioural patterns in a society that is undergoing important changes; changes generated by a sum of factors not necessary to explain.

The jury of this second edition, consisting of Carlos Quintans as general curator and the scientific committee made up of Fernando Diaz Pines, Felix Arranz, Francisco Cifuentes, Santiago Cirugeda, Javier Mozas and Ricardo Sanchez Lampreave, gave the 2010 arquia/next award and €15,000 to the project Comedor Escolar Tipo by LA PANADERIA (Rubén Alonso, Eva Morales and David Canavate). The Opinion Award was granted to the project Centro de Tecnificación de Actividades Físico-Deportivas y de Ocio en el Medio Natural de la Cuenca del Tajo by José Maria Sánchez García and the Communication Award was granted ex aequo to the project Gimnasio 704 by HARQUITECTES and the project Frontón + Casa Concejíl Arribe & Atayo by VAUMM.

The jury chose the 120 projects that were included in the 2010 arquia/next catalogue: 'Changing' and 24 selected projects, whose authors presented live at the Forum.