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The foundation

About the foundation

In 1990, Arquia/bank created the Foundation, and since its inception, its goal has been to promote and disseminate projects of a cultural, social, care, professional and educational nature in the field of architecture, construction, design and urban planning. Throughout these years, it has continued to adapt to the circumstances of each time and in the last decade, has tripled the allocation of funds for its activities in response to the increased needs of the group due to the economic situation.

  • Presentation
  • FOUNDATIONS ARE NOT JUST INSTITUTIONS FOR THE COMMON GOOD, BUT ALSO AN EXPRESSION OF THE FREE SOCIETY IN WHICH WE WANT TO LIVE. WALTER SCHELL

    The Arquia Foundation stands out for its ongoing work and interest in promoting architectural culture with the aim of improving the image of the architect and his work in society.

    Our values are based on 4 key points: transparency in response to an increasingly demanding society, being crystal clear when showing not only how we manage the resources that we receive, but also showing the selection and award process of the various tenders held by the Foundation, whose common criterion is the annual renewal of each jury or panel.

    Communication as a vehicle for reaching all stakeholders of the sector. Due to the intrinsic extraterritorial nature of the Foundation, the website is referenced as a dissemination and meeting point, bringing the reality of professionals to society in a global way, both on a national and international level.

    Participation and good government, meaning the ability to optimise resources to the maximum.

    The geographical scope of the Arquia Foundation extends throughout the European Union and Latin America, with it carrying out its activities mainly in Spain. Listed in the Register of Foundations of the Ministry of Culture, under no. 167, in its Order of 27 June 1990.

    Company name:

    Arquia Foundation - Tax identification number: G59417279 Listed in the Register of Foundations of the Ministry of Culture, with no. 167, in its Order of 27 June 1990

  • Organisation
  • IF FOUNDATIONS DID NOT EXIST, IT WOULD BE NECESSARY TO INVENT THEM SO THAT THEY COULD CARRY OUT WHAT IS TO ME, THEIR PRIMARY FUNCTION: TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF SOCIETY, THE SOCIAL FOREFRONT. JOSÉ LUIS SAMPEDRO

    Board of trustees and management

    Según lo dispuesto en el artículo 11 de los Estatutos de la Fundación Arquia, el Patronato estará integrado por las personas que en cada momento sean miembros del Consejo de Administración de ARQUIA BANK, S.A. y su Director General, así como por un máximo de dos personas designadas por dicho Consejo de Administración.

    Señalados con (*) los miembros de la Comisión Delegada

    Francisco Javier Navarro Martínez

    President

    Francisco Javier Navarro Martinez was born in Zaragoza and graduated as an architect in 1973 from the School of Architecture of Navarre.
    An architect with a long career, he has carried out many construction projects in the private sector.
    He is a founding member of Arquia Caja de Arquitectos, which was established in 1983, and was an advisor for them until 2003, when he was appointed as President of the Caja and the Arquia Foundation, a foundation whose purpose is the protection and promotion of cultural, social, welfare, professional and training goals in the field of architecture, construction, design, urban planning and in general, everything related to the activity of architects.

    Alberto Alonso Saezmiera

    1st Vice President

    An architect who graduated from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Seville, specialising in Urban Planning (1975).
    Secretary of the College of Architects of Málaga, from May 1977 to May 1979.
    Secretary of the College of Architects of Málaga, from May 1981 to May 1983.
    Member of the Governing Board, College of Architects of Eastern Andalusia for 8 years.
    President of the College of Architects of Málaga for 8 years (1983-1987) and (1993-1997).
    Founder of the Committee on Culture, College of Architects of Málaga.
    Founder of the Cooperative of Architects of Málaga...

    José Antonio Martínez Llabres

    2nd Vice President

    JOSÉ A. MARTÍNEZ LLABRÉS (Barcelona, 1968)
    An architect who graduated from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 1994, having specialised in construction.
    Erasmus exchange (Aarhus, Copenhaguen) 1993
    He collaborated as an intern in the department of historic heritage of the Barcelona city council from 1993-1994.
    Intern at the COAIB in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Balearic Government, 1995.
    Postgraduate coarse in planning law and regional planning at the University of the Balearic Islands in 2001
    Secretary of the College of Architects of the Balearic Islands (1996-2002)
    Secretary of the Association of Forensic Experts (2000-2002)...

    Carlos Gómez Agustí (*)

    Vocal

    He graduated as an architect from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid
    Trustee of the Arquia Foundation since 1999
    Trustee of the COAM Architecture Foundation from 1993-2002.
    Trustee of the Do.co.mo.mo. Foundation since 2006
    Member of the Executive Committee of the Arquia Foundation from 2004-2011
    Member of the Technical Commission of Do.co.mo.mo. since 2006
    Free pursuit of the profession of architect
    Awards for social housing in almost 700 social housing units in public programmes (Mostoles, Madrid (5) and... Torrejon...

    Fernando Díaz-Pinés Mateo (*)

    Vocal

    Fernando Díaz-Pinés Mateo (Ceuta, 1959).
    He graduated as an architect from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid in 1984, having specialised in Urban Planning.
    PhD in architecture (cum laude) from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Valladolid, with the thesis entitled "Santa Iglesia Catedral de San Antolín, de Palencia. Análisis e historia de la arquitectura de la "Bella Desconocida" (Santa Iglesia Cathedral of San Antolín, Palencia. Analysis and history of the architecture of the "Beautiful Unknown") (1994)
    Associate professor in the graphic expression of architecture department (1989-1991) at the ETSAM, associate...

    Montserrat Nogués Teixidor (*)

    Vocal

    MONTSERRAT NOGUES I TEIXIDOR, (Girona 1955)
    She graduated as an architect from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona in 1983, having specialised in projects, urban planning and history.
    Architect responsible for cultural and library services at the COAC (College of Architects of Catalonia) in the Girona region (1985-1990).
    Curator and designer of various exhibitions; organiser of workshops, lecture series and coordinator of several architectural publications and books by the COAC.
    Architect responsible for infrastructure and public works for Calonge City Council (2000-2003)...

    María Villar San Pío

    Vocal

    María Villar San Pío (Zaragoza 1973)
    Arquitecta por la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid con la especialidad de Urbanismo. Junio 1999
    Desarrolla su actividad profesional en ejercicio libre desde 1.999 redactando proyectos para organismos públicos y entidades privadas en el ámbito de la edificación y el planeamiento urbano.
    Presidenta de la Demarcación de Zaragoza del COAA desde Mayo de 2015.
    Vicedecana del Colegio oficial de arquitectos de Aragón desde Mayo de 2105.
    Ha sido miembro del jurado del Premio García Mercadal otorgado por el COAA así como Miembro del Jurado del premio “RICARDO MAGDALENA” otorgado por la Institución Fernando el Católico de la Diputación Provincial de...

    Naiara Montero Viar

    Vocal

    Naiara Montero Viar (Barcelona 1975).
    An architect who graduated from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB)
    PhD (cum laude) with European Mention for a thesis on research in energy and the environment in architecture. (ETSAB)
    Postgraduate degree in “Interior e Interiores” from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)
    Training course in banking 2015 (Arquia Caja De Arquitectos).
    Time spent at University College Dublin (UCD) as a member of the research team Energy Research Group (2011)...
    Professor of projects at CESUGA, University College Dublin (2008-present)...

    Daniel Rincón de la Vega

    Vocal

    ESADE MBA, doctor arquitecto por la Universidad de Sevilla, investigador y autor. Profesional con una exitosa trayectoria trabajando en distintas áreas del sector del lujo, de residencial a “retail”. Colabora con firmas internacionales y ha participado en diversos proyectos de viviendas.

    Concluyó su doctorado en 2010. En 2016 parte de la tesis se convirtió en el libro "La vivienda de lujo en Madrid desde 1900", finalista de los premios FAD de Barcelona, ​premio COAM y premio de la Bienal de Arquitectura Española.

    Miembro de la Junta de Gobierno del Colegio de Arquitectos de Málaga de 2011 a 2019. Durante este periodo conjuntamente con su equipo impulsó diversas...

    Javier Ventura González

    Vocal

    Licenciado en Ciencias Económicas por la Universidad Pompeu Fabra. Ha realizado numerosos programas de formación directiva entre los que destacan el Programa de Dirección General (PDG) por IESE y el Programa de Desarrollo Ejecutivo (PDE) por Esade. Su experiencia profesional ha estado vinculada a la banca, en la que ha ocupado diferentes puestos de responsabilidad relacionados con la red de oficinas, negocio inmobiliario, de empresas y de Banca Privada en Caixa Sabadell, Caixa Manresa y Cataluña Caixa, además de pertenecer al comité estratégico de estas entidades. Antes de su incorporación a Caja de Arquitectos, fue Director Territorial de Barcelona y Girona en Cataluña Caixa. Desde 2016 es consejero de Profim EAFI. Actualmente es Director General de Caja de Arquitectos, entidad a la que se incorporó en 2013.

    Sol Candela Alcover

    Directora

    In 1986, he graduated as an architect from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Valencia, having specialised in construction. Final Degree Project Award by the Department of Public Works, Urban Planning and Transport.
    He has continued professional retraining in technical subjects, estimates and valuations, as well as in land legislation and intervention in heritage, which together with the experience he has gained, have allowed him to better understand and study architecture in relation to society, as well as the figure of the architect.
    Since joining the College of Architects of Valencia (COACV), he has carried out numerous projects as part of his uninterrupted career while holding various positions within the governing bodies of the collegiate structure...

    Arquia Foundation organisation chart

    Below, you can download the pdf of the organisation chart of the Arquia Foundation.

  • AGREEMENTS
  • Below are the different agreements that the Arquia Foundation signs with the different stakeholders involved in carrying out our activities

    GRANT agreement - AF intern

    Agreement resulting from the arquia/grants programme in which the Arquia Foundation and the intern agree the conditions of the non-working internships.

    GRANTS - AF_Studio agreement

    Agreement resulting from the arquia/grants programme and signed between the Arquia Foundation and the studio welcoming the intern, in which the conditions in which the intern will be received by the studio are agreed.

    GRANT agreement - AF_schools

    Agreement resulting from the arquia/grants programme and signed between the Arquia Foundation and the ETS of Architecture of the intern, the aim of which is to enable the validation of the internship undertaken at the destination studio as academic credits. The attached signed agreements correspond to the following schools of architecture: Valladolid, A Coruña, Camilo José Cela, CESUGA, Francisco de Vitoria, La Salle-Ramón Llull, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, University of Salamanca, San Sebastián, Sevilla, Madrid, Granada, Europea, International University of Catalonia, Alfonso X el Sabio, Vallés, Barcelona, Valencia, S.E.K.

    SPANISH NATIONAL LIBRARY agreement

    Agreement resulting from the publications programme of the Arquia Foundation and signed between the Foundation and the National Library of Spain, in which the characteristics and conditions for the co-editing of the publication 'Architecture and Ornamentation drawings from the National Library. 19th century.' are agreed. (2 volumes)

    MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS 2014 agreement

    Agreement between the Arquia Foundation and the Department of Architecture Housing and Land of the Ministry of Public Works, which establishes the cooperation requirements between the two entities for the undertaking of the promotional website and the dissemination of Spanish architecture, whereby both entities will contribute and share content.

    MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS 2015 agreement

    Agreement between the Arquia Foundation and the Department of Architecture Housing and Land of the Ministry of Public Works, which establishes the cooperation requirements between the two entities for the undertaking of the promotional website and the dissemination of Spanish architecture, whereby both entities will contribute and share content.
    With the same purpose, in the framework of the annual grant programme of the Arquia Foundation, they have created 3 internships in the Department of Architecture, Housing and Land of the Ministry of Public Works, aimed at generating part of the content of the web platform.

    Convenio MINISTERIO de FOMENTO 2016

    Convenio entre Fundación Arquia y la Dirección General de Arquitectura Vivienda y Suelo del Ministerio de Fomento que establece las bases de cooperación entre ambas entidades para la realización de la web de promoción y difusión de la arquitectura española en la que ambas entidades aportan y comparten contenidos.
    Con la misma finalidad, en el marco del programa anual de becas de la Fundación Arquia se han convocado 3 becas de prácticas en la Dirección General de Arquitectura, Vivienda y Suelo del Ministerio de Fomento, orientadas a la generación de una parte del contenido de la plataforma web.

    2017 MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS Agreement

    Agreement between the Arquia Foundation and the Department of Architecture, Housing and Land of the Ministry of Public Works, which establishes the cooperation requirements between the two entities for the undertaking of the promotional website and the dissemination of Spanish architecture, whereby both entities will contribute and share content.
    With the same purpose, in the framework of the annual grant programme of the Arquia Foundation, they have created 3 grants for internships in the Department of Architecture, Housing and Land of the Ministry of Public Works, aimed at generating part of the content of the web platform.

    ESADE Agreement

    With the aim of contributing to the training of the architect and regarding professional growth, the Arquia Foundation, in collaboration with the ESADE business school, presents the Master's in Business Management and Administration, the arquia banca Corporate MBA, which provides the architect or professional linked to the architectural field with personal resources and leadership and entrepreneurship skills that enable new business visions or the creation of companies characterised by innovation, creativity, offering distinctive and competitive quality services to society, adapted to the current context.

    BCN Activa Agreement - Entrepreneurship Grant

    The Arquia Foundation, in collaboration with Barcelona Activa, offers one Social Entrepreneurship Grant aimed at developing a sustainable business project with a strong social component, in order to encourage and support the creation of business initiatives that aim to achieve a positive impact in society by solving current population problems, from a social or environmental aspect.

    SOLÀ-MORALES AWARD Agreement

    The Arquia Foundation and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, through the Urbanism Laboratory of Barcelona (LUB), linked to the Department of Urban Planning and Land Management (DUOT) of the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB), wish to reach an agreement to publish the doctoral thesis that received the biennial doctoral thesis prize for urban planning, 'Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize', in the arquia/thesis collection of the Arquia Foundation.

    Thyssen Bornemisza Foundation Agreement

    Collaboration to hold a cycle of talks and debates that addresses the trajectory of the architect Rafael Moneo

    Protocol between Ordem dos Arquitectos, Arquia Banca and the Arquia Foundation

    Its purpose is to maintain the cooperation requirements between Ordem dos Arquitectos of Portugal and Caja de Arquitectos S. Coop. de Crédito and the Arquia Foundation, with the aim of Caja de Arquitectos S. Coop. de Crédito establishing 2 agencies in Portugal (Lisbon and Porto).

    Cáritas Agreement

    Its purpose is to actively collaborate in the fight against energy poverty and support the right of people to decent housing. Housing adaptation programme for people at risk of social exclusion or with special needs.

    Cáritas Agreement - AF

    Agreement whose purpose is to contribute to improving the housing conditions of vulnerable families who turn to Cáritas.

    Spanish Red Cross Agreement

    Its purpose is to regulate the collaboration between the parties in relation to the projects developed both by the employment plan of the Spanish Red Cross and by the Professional Reactivation Programme, with the aim of including people from the architecture sector affected by the economic crisis in such projects.

    COA-Granada Agreement

    Specific and personalised programme of support, guidance and socio-occupational advice for architecture professionals with individualised actions aimed at improving their employability.

    COAVN - AF Agreement

    Its purpose is the total or partial incorporation of the COAVN Awards Directory, as well as the information sheets, for their incorporation into the AF Directory, carrying out a process of (total or partial) adaptation of these sheets, so they can be accessed, viewed and used.

    Coderch - AF Agreement

    Agreement for the cataloguing and digitalisation of the Coderch Archive, between Ana Coderch, representing the heirs of the legacy of the architect José Antonio Coderch de Sentmenat (1913-1984) and the Director of the Arquia Foundation, Gerardo García-Ventosa. The Coderch Archive comprises around 9,800 documents, classified into 875 folders and including plans, sketches, technical and work documentation, invoices, receipts, photographs and other types of document. It was archived at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Vallès from 1997 to 2014, and during this time, it was open to researchers.

    Royal Academy of Arts - AF Agreement

    Its purpose is the stay at the RA of an architecture student or a recently graduated architect selected by the AF to carry out a professional internship.

    Fundació Miró Agreement

    Its purpose is the collaboration of both institutions for carrying out joint cultural activities.

    2019 Barcelona Activa Agreement

    Its purpose is to regulate the collaboration between the two entities in the Barcelona Activa Social Entrepreneurship programme.

    Amigos del Museo del Prado Agreement

    Its purpose is the support of the work of the Fundación Amigos del Prado by the Arquia Foundation.

    2018 Spanish Red Cross - AF - Q Agreement

    Its purpose is to regulate the collaboration between the parties in relation to the projects developed both by the employment plan of the Spanish Red Cross and by the Professional Reactivation Programme, with the aim of including people from the architecture sector affected by the economic crisis in such projects.

    2018 COA-Seville - AF Agreement

    Its purpose is to regulate the collaboration between the Seville COA and the Arquia Foundation in relation to the proceedings of the Professional Reactivation Programme.

    2019 Spanish Red Cross - AF - Q Agreement

    Its purpose is to regulate the collaboration of the Arquia Foundation with the Spanish Red Cross Employment Plan by including university graduates from the architecture sector affected by the economic crisis into this plan in order to improve their employability through socio-occupational insertion itineraries that improve their skills and their training to access sectors with greater demand.

    2019 Mies van der Rohe Foundation - Film Archive Agreement

    Its purpose is to establish the terms and conditions regarding the total or partial incorporation of the Mies van der Rohe Foundation Audiovisual Fund into the Arquia Foundation Film Archive, (totally or partially) digitalising the audiovisual works it contains

    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Agreement - 2019

    Agreement that regulates the conditions for collaboration between the Arquia Foundation and the MNCARS for selecting the elements and documents to be digitalised from the total documentation included in the Coderch Archive, as well as for the edition of a monograph on the work of the architect José Antonio Coderch de Sentmenat, in order to promote and disseminate the work of this architect.

    Framework Agreement  Spanish Foreign Office - 

    Its purpose is to promote the restoration of the Palacio de Santa Cruz-Palacio de Viana complex, the traditional headquarters of the Department in Madrid, as well as to carry out, within the Government's External Action Strategy, an Action Plan for Improving the Representations of Spain, aimed at maintaining, enhancing and publicising this heritage, whilst at the same time contributing to the promotion, whenever possible, of the presence of our best architects in actions to be carried out as part of these Representations, as an example of culture and the values of our country. 

  • Resources
  • The transfer of resources to the Fund for Education and Promotion from the Caja de Arquitectos to the Arquia Foundation is its main source of income, which is complemented by its heritage products and the return on investment for some activities.

  • Code of conduct
  • A set of general rules of behaviour required of any person who is linked to our organisation, consistent with our identity, image and objectives. It typifies a series of non-conforming behaviours, some of which require further development (e.g. fraud, corruption, conflicts of interest or workplace and sexual harassment), which is why they are complemented by specific documentation that is mentioned below.

Collaboration with other entities

The Arquia Foundation has participated on several occasions in the development of cultural activities in collaboration with other organisations related to the world of architecture:

 

  • Entities
  • Docomomo Ibérico Foundation

    Founding member of the Foundation, which aims to promote the study, protection and dissemination of architecture and urban planning of the twentieth century, and especially of the modern movement. DoCoMoMo is the acronym for "Documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement". The Iberian section includes the Spain and Portugal (www.docomomoiberico.com).

     

    Spanish Biennial of Architecture

    The Foundation has been present in the 6th, 7th and 8th editions of the Spanish Biennial of Architecture held in 2001, 2003 and 2005 respectively. Later, the Foundation was a member of the organising committee of the Spanish Biennial of Architecture, together with the Ministry of Housing, and the Superior Council of Colleges of Architects of Spain in the 10th BEAU, 11th BEAU and 13th BEAU, held respectively in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

     

    Alejandro de la Sota foundation

    Collaboration agreement for the digitalization of documentary collections of the Foundation (www.alejandrodelasota.org).

     

    Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial

    The Foundation has participated as a partner in the organisation of the Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urban Planning (BIAU), together with the Ministry of Public Works, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and the Superior Council of Colleges of Architects of Spain in the 7th BIAU, held in Medellin in 2010, and the 8th BIAU, held in Cádiz in 2012.

     

    Venice Biennial

    The Foundation participates as a partner of the Ministry of Public Works in publishing the catalogue of the "Spanish Pavilion. 13th International Architecture Exhibition. Venice Biennial, 2012."

     

    Absent Architectures Exhibition

    In 2004, the Foundation participated as a partner of the Ministry of Housing in the organisation of the roaming exhibition, Absent Architectures of the 20th Century, which brought together twenty-four examples of architecture of the 20th century that were not built, demolished or altered.

    The Arquia Foundation presented a scale reproduction of the project Restaurant in Hannover, by the architect Arne Jacobsen. The research was led by the architect Félix Solaguren-Beascoa.

     

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