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Rafael Moneo

Madrid (Espanya)

Rafael Moneo

Architect, awarded with the Pritzker Prize in 1996 and president of the Jury for the European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2010.



Rafael Moeno (Tudela, Spain, 1937) is one of the Spanish architects with greatest international prestige. Awarded with the Pritzker Prize in 1996, the Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2003 and the Architecture Gold Medal of the Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España (CSCAE, 2006), he is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Notable among his buildings are the Kursaal Auditorium and Congress Centre in San Sebastian (1999), the extensions to the Prado Museum of Madrid (2007), the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (Texas, USA, 2000) and the Laboratory for Integrated Science and Engineering (LISE) building at Harvard University, (Cambridge, USA, 2007). Moneo combines his work as an architect with teaching, giving lectures and writing as a critic. He is presently Josep Lluís Sert Professor of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. A co-founder of the review Arquitecturas Bis, he frequently publishes in specialist journals and is author, inter alia, of the book Inquietud teórica y estrategia proyectual en la obra de ocho arquitectos contemporáneos (2005), which was published in several languages, including English (Theoretical Anxieties and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects). Moneo was the president of the Jury of the European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2010.

[Last update: December 2013]

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