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RICA to design the stand for the Royal Spanish Academy in Rome at ARCO Art Fair in Madrid

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Cooperación Internacional tendrá por primera vez un espacio en ARCO


Madrid, 21 feb (EFE).- Cooperación Española tendrá por primera vez un espacio propio en la Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo ARCO, que estará dedicado a la Real Academia de España en Roma.

Según ha informado hoy esta institución, este expositor de Cooperación Española que se ubicará en el Pabellón 7 de Ifema ha sido diseñado por el arquitecto Iñaqui Carnicero, quien ha ideado una “arquitectura de perfiles metálicos” que recrea el interior del Tempietto de Bramante, un monumento de estilo renacentista que se encuentra en el interior de la Academia de España en Roma.

Además de esta estructura principal, éste punto contará con varias proyecciones audiovisuales de trabajos colectivos de artistas e investigadores residentes en la Academia que muestran sus lugares de trabajo, las zonas comunes de la Academia o una panorámica sobre la ciudad de Roma.

Imágenes tomadas con cámara 360º que se podrán ver en los diferentes dispositivos electrónicos que han puesto a disposición de los visitantes.

El estand, añade la nota, se plantea también como un lugar de encuentro para residentes de promociones anteriores, aunque también dispondrá de información sobre la convocatoria de becas y sobre los becarios actuales, de los que se ofrecerán resúmenes biográficos o semblanzas de los proyectos en los que trabajan.

Con este espacio, el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, de quien depende Cooperación Internacional, apuesta por dar “visibilidad” a la Real Academia de España en Roma, una institución que “aúna tradición y contemporaneidad y cuya vitalidad invita a su participación” en la principal muestra de arte contemporáneo de nuestro país.

Desde su inauguración a finales del siglo XIX, la Academia de España en Roma promociona la formación artística y humanística de creadores e investigadores de diversas disciplinas a través de su programa de becas. EFE

Lorena del Río jury member in Europan 14 France

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Structure of the juries

The jury’s decisions are final in compliance with the Europan rules. Before beginning to work the jury receives recommendations from the European Association.

The jury meets in 2 separate sessions at different times:

First round – At the beginning of this session, the jury appoints one of its members as chairman and agrees on its working method. Sites representatives can be integrated to this jury level and, in some countries, may participate to the selection of the shortlisted projects.
The jury then studies the projects that do not comply with the rules and decide whether or not to disqualify them.
It later on assesses the projects on their conceptual content and the degree of innovation according to the Europan 14 topic and shortlists a maximum of 10 to 20% of the submitted projects.

Second round – During the second round, the jury examines –on its own and independently– the shortlisted projects and points out the Winners, Runners-Up and Special Mentions. The jury can assess the projects on basis of: the relationship between concept and site; the relevance to the questions raised by the topic and in particular to the issues of sustainable development and adaptability; the relevance of their programme to the general brief for their specific site; the potential for integration into a complex urban process; the innovative nature of the proposed public spaces; the consideration given to the connection between different functions; the architectural and technical qualities.
The jury finally writes a report giving the reasons for the choice made in relation to the requirements of the competition and the concerned sites.

Each country budget includes the equivalent of a Winner and a Runner-Up prize per site. Still, each entry is judged on its sole merits and the winning teams are not chosen on basis of an equal distribution between sites – the jury can therefore distribute prizes among entries up to its will or decide not to award all the prizes. In this case, the reasons shall be made public.
The jury may single out projects for Special Mention. These projects are recognised by the jury as presenting innovative ideas or insights, yet not sufficiently suitable for the site. The authors of such projects do not receive any reward.
If disqualified after validation of participation a prize-winning project may be replaced by another project if the quality is satisfactory.



Dr. in Architecture, researcher, teacher, Responsible for the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture

Architect, Jean-Marc Ibos & Myrto Vitart, Grand prix national de l’architecture 2016

Mathieu GONTIER (FR)
Landscaper, Wagon Landscaping, Winner of AJAP 2016, teacher at ENSP Versailles and Marseille, Honourable Mention E11 in Neuilly-sur-Marne (FR)

Architect, urban planner (Secchi-Vigano), teacher of urban planning and urban design at the Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IT) and the EPFL in Lausanne (CH), Membre –together with Bernardo Secchi– of the AIGP Scientific Council (2012-2016), Grand prix de l’urbanisme 2013

Lorena DEL RIO (ES)
Architect, RICA STUDIO*, Professor at CCA – California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Cornell AAP, Co-Director of the research laboratory BuilLab, Runner-up E12 in Wien-Kagran (AT)


Architect and urban planner, occupational psychologist, Consultant on issues of space, work and organisation



Designer specialised in scenography, museography, environment design, valorisation of public spaces and heritage sites, Design teacher at the Ecole d’Enseignement Supérieur d’Art de Bordeaux

Agnès VINCE (FR)
Director of Architecture, General Direction of Heritage, French Ministery of culture and Communication

Directeur de l’habitat, de l’urbanisme et des paysages (DHUP)- DGALN – Ministère de l’Environnement de l’Energie et de la Mer, Ministère du Logement et de l’Habitat durable

Iñaqui Carnicero juror in Europan 14 Competition in Sweden

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Explore our exciting sites at Trelleborg and Karlskrona; both centrally located and on the sea, but facing fairly different challenges.

Read more about the site [Sjöstaden] in Trelleborg

Read more about the site [Hattholmen] in Karlskrona

We’re proud to present our Jury:

Anders Olausson (SE) (Chairman) | Senior Lead Architect | Wingårdhs

Sabine Müller (DE) | Architect and urban designer, Professor of urbanism at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design | SMAQ Architektur und Stadt

Henrietta Palmer (SE) | Research leader | Mistra Urban Futures

Iñaqui Carnicero (ES) | Architect, Principal | RICA Studio

Sam Jacob (UK) | Contributing editor for Icon & Dezeen, Editor of the “Strange Harvest”, Director | Sam Jacob Studio ltd

Sabina Richter (SE) | Landscape Architect, Cofounder | 02 Landskap

Fredrik Drotte (SE) | Architect, Head of City Development | Upplands Väsby

Please check as well to stay updated about the competition and the competition sites.

To get in touch with the Swedish Europan Secretariat, check our “WHO” section. Contact information for each site is available in the full site briefs.

Lorena del Río e Iñaqui Carnicero invited to Texas Tech Lecture Series.

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Iñaqui Carnicero & Lorena Del Rio Lecture

Iñaqui Carnicero and Lorena del Rio are principals of Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Office, with offices in Madrid and New York. Their work has received recognition and numerous awards. Their buildings include Pitch House and Hangar 16 Matadero-Madrid, a renovated slaughterhouse. Mr. Carnicero, a visiting professor at California College of the Arts, designed the Spanish Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, which was awarded the Golden Lion. His Ph.D. thesis “focuses on Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi’s discoveries in Rome regarding the perception of size in architecture

Lorena del Rio is an assistant professor of architecture at California College of the Arts. Her work focuses on the use of plastics in architecture. Educated at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Ms. Del Rio holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, with a Ph.D. in progress.

Ms. Del Rio and Mr. Carnicero are also principals of *RICA studio.
Public Lecture

Friday, February 10, 2017 4:00PM College of Architecture Gallery (Rm101a)

Iñaqui Carnicero invited to Tulane University Lecture Series 2017

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  • Monday, January 23, 2017 – 6:00pm
  • Room 201 Richardson Memorial Hall (Thomson Hall)
  • Evolving Practice Lecture Series Poster
  • Carnicero Lecture Poster

A reception will be held prior to the lecture in the Favrot Lobby at 5pm. The lecture will begin at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public. AIA credits will be offered for this lecture.

The Uncertain Future Life of Our Buildings

Iñaqui Carnicero is an architect and educator. His academic experience includes 12 years of teaching at E.T.S.A.M. and 4 years at Cornell University as the Gensler Visiting Professor and as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Since 2012, he has also run the office Rica Studio with partner Lorena del Rio.

He was recently awarded with the Golden Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 as co-director of the Spanish Pavilion for the design and the curation of the exhibition ”Unfinished.” Carnicero has won several international competitions and completed projects, including CEU Polytechnic University, Social housing in Vallecas 29, a High School in Albacete, the restoration of an Arab tower in Guadalajara, Hangar 16 Matadero-Madrid at the former Slaughterhouse of Madrid, and the Pitch´s house.

His work has been recognized with the AIANY Housing Award 2015, Design Vanguard Award 2012, Hauser Award 2012, Emerging Architecture Award Architectural Record 2011, Rome Prize at the Royal Spanish Academy 2009, COAM Award 2012, FAD Architecture and Public Opinion Award 2012 and shortlisted for the BSI University of Mendrisio 2007.

He has also been the director of “Symmetries,” an architecture platform that relates Roman and contemporary strategies in the city. His Ph.D. dissertation focuses on Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi’s discoveries and connections with Rome.

In “Days of Oris 2016” in Zagreb with William Curtis, Patrik Schumacher and Pezo von Ellrichshausen

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We invite you to join us at the 16th Days of Oris in Zagreb, which will be held 15 to 16 October 2016 in the Lisinski Concert Hall.

Days of Oris are international architectural symposium organized by Oris House of Architecture, created after the initial success of Oris magazine that continuously published for the eighteenth year as a bimonthly, and in September this year celebrates its 100th edition.


Ana Kucan (Slovenia)
Landscape architect and winner of Piranesi, central prizes …

With neat (Croatia)
Croatian representative at the Venice Biennale, winner of the Zagreb Salon, Piranesi awards …

Numen / For Use (Croatia / Austria)
design collective endless series of top results

Umberto Bonomo (Chile)
The young creator and promoter, the participant is the most propulsive world architectural scene, one of Chile

Pezo von Ellrichshausen (Chile)
Winners of the Mies van der Rohe prize for America

Patrik Schumacher – Zaha Hadid Architects (UK)
Zaha Hadid Architects – partner and director of

Iñaqui Carnicero (Spain)
Winner of the Golden Lion this year’s Venice Biennale

William JR Curtis (United Kingdom)
One of the most important architectural critics today. The undisputed connoisseur LeCorbusierovog work!

Bernard Khoury (Lebanon)
One of the founders of the Arab cultural center. He was a representative of the Kingdom of Bahrain at the Venice Biennale in 2014, and his work has been exhibited in many academic institutions in Europe and the United States.

Ticket price: 450 HRK
price student tickets: 250 HRK

Days of Oris 16 are included in the program of professional training of the Croatian Chamber of Architects with 18 hours.


Contact person /// May Demšar Brankovic
Oris doo
King Držislava 3, HR-10000 Croatia, Zagreb
tel: + 385 1 37 78 177
fax: + 385 1 37 56 243
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.

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