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III A Coruña arquia / next forum 2012: New formats

III arquia / next A Coruña Forum 2012: New Formats


25-26 october 2012-Museo de Bellas Artes de A Coruña

At the III arquia/next A Coruña Forum 2012 New Formats, which had 195 participants, an open debate was held and conclusions on new ways of being an architect, new challenges and the current paradigm were drawn thanks to the 1445 registered works of the 426 architects and 137 associations that took part in the 2010-2011 arquia/ next biennial

The topic New formats reflects who the fast technological and social changes of the last decades bring about complex challenges for the work of the architect and how architecture must adapt to this changes both in the academic and the professional fields, allowing for: new generations and new formats .

The jury with the curator Ariadna Cantís and the scientific committee made up of Francisco Cabrera, Ricardo Devesa, José María Ezquiaga, Eva Franch, José Morales, Carlos Quintáns, Rogelio Ruiz and Marta Thorne gave the 2012 arquia/next award together with €15,000 to the work Inteligencia Colectiva 2.0 by the group ZOOHAUS and three special mentions to Badajoz 2 Vpp from GÁLVEZ & ALGECIRAS, the Centro Cultural Mercado de Ferreries and the Escuela de Arte y Diseño de Amposta by David Sebastian Ucles and Gerard Puig Freixas. The Opinion Award was given to Spanish Dream by Ana Belén Amado Pazos, Luz Paz Agras y Marta Marcos Maroño, the online voting award to Badajoz 2 Vpp, by GÁLVEZ & ALGECIRAS, work that also received a mention from the jury and the Communication award was given to Red Bull Academy by Langarita-Navarro.

The jury chose the 120 works that were part of the New Formats online catalogue, as well as the 24 chosen works to be explained by their authors during the Forum.


Forum in deferred transmission

Institutional presentation
Fernando Agrasar, ETSA A Coruña Director
Francisco Javier Cabrera, Arquia Foundation Trustee
Ariadna Cantis, Curator of the 2010-2011 III edition of the arquia/next

Little Architects
Almudena by Benito

Dreams and Dust
Ángel Martínez

Mercat de Ferreries

Oh green almighty
Beatriz Ramo López de Angulo

Spanish dream

Amposta school of art and design
David Sebastián + Gerard Puig arquitectes

Mostoles social services centre
Dosmasuno arquitectos

Communal roofs
urban laces

Urban actions in the southern polygon
[eP] space elevated to the public

4 bungalows
HAGO Architecture Studio

Infanta Doña Elena de Águilas Auditorium and Conference Hall
Barozzi-Veiga studio

Day centre and community activities
Flexo arquitectura

Badajoz 2VPO

Red Bull Music Academy
Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos


Attic for some collectors
Manuel Clavel

social housing
Narch arquitectos

Refurbishment of the Potxonea building in Usurbil

Peru Cañada

Horizontal window
Serrano + Baquero

Can Tòfol i n'Aina
TED'A arquitectes

Juan's apartment renovation
Vora arquitectura

131 social dwellings in Mieres
Zigzag Arquitectura

Round Table New Formats
Moderator: Ariadna Cantís
Speakers: Félix Arranz, Francisco Cabrera, Ricardo Devesa, José María Ezquiaga, José Morales, Carlos Quintáns, Rogelio Ruiz

Collective intelligence
2010-2011 arquia/next 3rd Edition award

The construction and the location
Manuel Gallego
Jury of the 2013 arquia/scholarships contest

Eduardo Arroyo
Jury of the 2012 arquia/scholarships contest

Corporate round table
Fernando Agrasar, A Coruña ETSA Director, Jorge Duarte, Galicia COA Dean and Javier Navarro, Architects Credit Union Foundation President

Scholarships award Ceremony
13th Call

Opinion Award
Spanish dream

Online Voting Award
2VPO in Badajoz

Communication Award
Red Bull Music Academy
Langarita-Navarro arquitectos

Arquia/next Award
Collective Intelligence