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Emilio Tuñón – November Conferences – Lectures on contemporary architecture

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Emilio Tuñón‘s lecture in Politecnico di Milano of Mansilla+Tuñón Architects‘ projects.

Second lecture of the 4th edition of the NOVEMBER CONFERENCES.

Emilio Tuñón, Ph.D. in Architecture and Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts from the Spanish Ministry of Culture 2014, is full professor in the architectural design department of the Architecture School of Madrid, and has been visiting professor at several universities: Hasselt University (2015), Princeton University School of Architecture (2008, 2009, 2010), Harvard Graduate School of Design (2006), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (2005), Barcelona International Architecture School (2001-2002), Frankfurt Städelschule (1997-1998), Architecture San Pablo CEU Fundation (2000-2001), Barcelona Architecture School (1999-2000), New Puerto Rico Architecture School (2000) and Navarra Architecture School (1999, 2011, 2015).

In 1992, Emilio Tuñón Alvarez (1959) and Luis M. Mansilla (1959-2012) established the architecture firm Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos, a Madrid based office, dedicated to the confrontation of theory, and academic practice, with design and building activity. They have received the Mies van der Rohe Award 2007 and the Spanish Architecture Award 2003.

In 1993 they created the thought exchange cooperative CIRCO, for which they publish a bulletin of the same name. This bulletin has been awarded the following awards: FAD Award (2007), 3rd. Iberoamerican Architecture and Engineering Biennial Publication Prize (2002) and COAM Annual Prize for Cultural Initiatives Award (1995).

Mansilla + Tuñón have won the following architecture competitions: Gastropavilion at ETH Zurich (2014), Two Residential Towers in Dubai (2013), Wine Museum in Valladolid (2012), International Center of Visigothic Culture in Toledo(2010), Energy Dome in the Enviromental City in Soria (2008), C.I.C.C.M. International congress Center of Madrid (2007), Museum of Migrations in Algeciras (2007), Helga de Alvear Foundation (2005), Urban planning for Valbuena in Logroño (2004), Public Library in Calle de los Artistas in Madrid(2003), Museum of Cantabria (2002), Spanish Royal Collections Museum in Madrid (2002), San Fermines Museum in Pamplona (2001), Cultural Center in Brescia (2000), Castellón Fine Arts Museum (1998), Leon’s Concert Hall (1996), Madrid’s Regional Cultural Center (1995).

Mansilla + Tuñón built projects include: Hotel and Restaurant Atrio in Caceres (2014), Town Hall Building in Lalin (2012), Helga de Alvear Foundation in Cáceres (2010), Twin houses in Tarifa (2009), Pedro Barrié de la Maza Foundation in Vigo (2005), MUSAC the Museum of Contemporary Art in Castilla León (2004), Auditorium of León (2003), Regional Documentary Center of Madrid (2002), Castellón Fine Arts Museum (2000), Indoor Swiming-Pool in San Fernando de Henares (1998) and Archeological and Fine Arts Provintial Museum of Zamora (1996).

Their work has been awarded the following prizes: Francqui Chair (2015), Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts (2014), Big Mat Award (2013), Award of the ibero-american Biennial 2012, FAD Award 2011, A PLUS AWARD 2011, AD Architectural Digest Award (2009), Mies van der Rohe Award (2007), FAD award (2007), Saloni Award (2007), VIA award (2006), Spanish Architecture Award (2003), FAD Award (2001), COACV Award (2000), Excellent Work Award (2000), Fundation Award (1997), Arquitecti Award (1996).

Politecnico di Milano:

The Politecnico di Milano (English: Polytechnic University of Milan) is the largest technical university in Italy, with about 42,000 students. It offers undergraduate, graduate and higher education courses in engineering, architecture and design. Founded in 1863, it is the oldest university in Milan.

The Politecnico has two main campuses in Milan city, where the majority of the research and teaching activity are located, and other satellite campuses in five other cities across Lombardy and Emilia Romagna. The central offices and headquarters are located in the historical campus of Città Studi in Milan, which is also the largest, active since 1927.

The university was ranked the best for Engineering and among the top big universities in Italy in the CENSIS-Repubblica Italian University rankings for 2014-2015. According to the QS World University Rankings, it is the 24th best technical university in the world, ranking 7th for Design, 24th for Engineering and Technology, 14th for Civil and Structural Engineering and 14th for Architecture.

Its notable alumni include Giulio Natta, Nobel laureate in chemistry in 1963.

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