Francisco Mangado. Architect
Born in Navarre in 1957, Francisco Mangado earned his architecture degree from the University of Navarre School of Architecture in 1982, and has since made this institution the center of a teaching career that has seen him serve as Guest Professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale’s School of Architecture, and Guest Professor at l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He is a Professor of Projects at his alma mater besides Professor Extraordinaire of Projects in its Master of Architectural Design program. In June 2008 he set up the Architecture and Society Foundation, which aims to help increase architecture’s interaction with other fields of creation, thought and action. Combined with his academic activity and dedication to the programs of the Foundation is an architectural practice that he runs from his studio in Pamplona.
For his professional work Mangado has earned numerous honors. These include the Andrea Palladio International Architecture Award, the City of Thiene Architecture Award, the Architécti Prize, and the FAD and CEOE Awards. His Plaza Dalí in Madrid won First Prize in the Madrid City Hall’s 20th Urban Planning, Architecture and Public Works Awards (2005). In 2007, for his Nueva Balastera Football Stadium in Palencia, he won First Prize in the Saloni Architectural Awards, the Grand Prize in the Enor Architecture Awards, and First Prize for Architecture in the New Public Buildings section of the awards given by the COAL. His Spanish Pavilion at Expo Zaragoza 2008 has merited the following honors: First Prize in the 7th ASCER Ceramic Architecture Awards in 2008, First Prize at Construmat 2009, the Giancarlo Ius Gold Medal given by the UIA at the 4th Barbara Cappochin International Architecture Biennial in August 2009, and the Fernando García Mercadal Prize of the Aragon Architects Association (COA) the following September. In October 2009 Spain’s National Council of Architects’ Associations (CSCAE) proclaimed the pavilion winner of the National Architecture Award. A month before, in September 2009, Mangado’s Archaeology Museum in Vitoria capped the Copper in Architecture Award of the European Copper Institute in London, and in March 2010 it won First Prize in the Civic Construction section of the Basque-Navarrese Institute of Architects Association (COAVN) Awards. In December 2011 Francisco Mangado was granted a RIBA International Fellowship, a distinction that the Royal Institute of British Architects gives to non-UK practitioners for their particular contribution to the field of architecture. In February 2013 he has been granted an AIA Honorary Fellowship, a prize given by the American Institute of Architects to non-USA professionals who have contributed significantly to architecture and society.
Notable among Mangado’s works are the Cultural Center and Church in Thiene (Italy), the Congress Center and Auditorium of Pamplona, the Place Pey Berland in Bordeaux, the Municipal Exhibition and Congress Center of Ávila, the Archaeology Museum of Vitoria, the Football Stadium of Palencia, the Spanish Pavilion at Expo Zaragoza 2008, and the Auditorium of Teulada. More recent projects include the Congress Center of Palma de Mallorca, the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias in Oviedo, and an office tower in Buenos Aires.
The Baluarte Congress Center and Auditorium in Pamplona and the Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Congress Center in Ávila were included in the exhibition on Spanish architecture held at the MoMA in New York City. He has held monographic exhibitions at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, the Auditorium of Teulada, the Palacio del Condestable in Pamplona, the Aedes Gallery in Berlin, the EPFL in Lausanne and the FAUP in Porto.
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