A tribute to popular architecture. Recycled stone and tile cabin by Tuñón y Albornoz Architects

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Architects
Tuñón y Albornoz Arquitectos. Architects.- Emilio Tuñón y Carlos Martínez Albornoz.
Project team
Javier Chávez, Andrés Regueiro, Nicolo Franchetto, Catarina Pereira, Borja Ruiz, Juan Burgos, Julia Díaz.
Collaborators
Structures.- Alfonso Gómez Gaite.
MEP.- ÚRCULO engineers.
Quantity surveyor.- Santiago Borobio.
Client
Fundación Patrimonio Natural de Castilla y León.
Area
339m².
Date
Start of work.- 2020.
Completion.- 2022.
Location
Parque natural de la Laguna Negra y Circos Glaciares de la Sierra de Urbión, Soria, Spain.
Photography
Luis Asín.

Arquitectos Tuñón

Emilio Tuñón Álvarez (1959) is an architect by ETSAM since 1981, PhD in Architecture since 2000 and Professor of Architectural Projects of the School of Architecture of Madrid since 2016. In 2014 he has been awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts by The Mies van der Rohe Prize 2007, the European Union 2007 Contemporary Architecture Prize, the Spanish National Architecture Prize 2003 and the FAD Awards 2001, 2007 and 2011.

Currently, Emilio Tuñón is Professor of the Department of Architectural Projects of the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) and has worked as a guest professor at numerous universities: Jean Labatout Professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture, Eliot Noyes Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture Design by Harvard, visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and the Städelschule in Frankfurt.

Since 2007 Emilio Tuñón is the patron of the Arquia Foundation, awarded the gold medal of CSCAE in 2015.

Tuñón Arquitectos has been a winner in various public architectural competitions: First prize in the contest for the Masterplan of Kalaja and Turres Port, Albania (2014). First prize in the Down Town District Residental Tower contest in Dubai (2013). First prize in the contest for the Neubau Gastro-pavillon at the ETH in Zürich (2013). First prize in the competition for the Wine Dome in Valbuena de Duero (2012). First prize in the contest for the Museum Territorio de Migraciones in Algeciras (2008). First prize in the contest for the Museum of Visigothic Art in the Vega Baja de Toledo (2010). First prize in the competition for the Energy Summit in the City of the Environment of Soria (2008). First prize in the competition for the International Congress Center of the City of Madrid (2007). First prize in the contest for the Helga de Alvear Foundation in Cáceres (2005). First prize in the competition for the new building for the City Council of Lalín (2004). First prize in the competition for the remodeling of the Valbuena area in Logroño (2003). First prize in the competition for the Museum of Royal Collections (2002). First prize in the competition for the Museum of Cantabria (2002). First prize in the contest for Architectural Set dedicated to the Sanfermines (2001). First prize in the contest for the Center of Contemporary Art of Brescia (2000). First prize in the competition for the Museum of Fine Arts in Castellón (1997). First prize in the competition for the Auditorium of the city of León (1996). First prize in the contest for the Cultural Center of the Community of Madrid in the old factory "El Aguila" (1995).

Its projects and articles have been published by numerous national and international indexed journals, and his work is collected in numerous monographs, among which should be highlighted those published by AV Projects 65 in 2014 and the magazine El Croquis 161 in 2012, Mansilla + Tuñón Architects published by Edil Stampa in 2012, AV Monographs 144 in 2011, Mansilla + Tuñón published by Electa in 2007, Sketch 115-116 (II) in 2003, magazine 2G 27 in 2003.

In 1993, Emilio Tuñón founded together with Luis Moreno Mansilla and Luis Rojo the cooperative of minds CIRCO, creating a publication of the same name, which has been awarded with the prize of the III Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Engineering, the COAM prize and the Special prize of the critic FAD 2007. 

Emilio Tuñón Álvarez, Carlos Martínez de Albornoz. Tuñón y Albornoz arquitectos

Tuñón y Albornoz Arquitectos is an international architecture office led by Emilio Tuñón Álvarez (Madrid, 1958) and Carlos Martínez de Albornoz (Huesca, 1978), dedicated to the confrontation of design and construction practice with theory and teaching. For more than two decades Tuñón y Albornoz Aquitectos, which emerged as a natural evolution of the Mansilla+Tuñón Arquitectos office, has achieved great national and international recognition.

Most of the work of Tuñón y Albornoz Aquitectos has been the result of first prizes in competitions held in Europe, North America, and Asia, mostly of a cultural nature for public institutions. Tuñón y Albornoz Aquitectos work includes many of the most prestigious Spanish museums, as well as numerous refurbishment and new construction projects, working in historical contexts with a sensitive approach to the cultural, environmental, and urban values. These include the Helga de Alvear Museum of Contemporary Art in Cáceres (2020), the Museum of Royal Collections in Madrid (2018), the MUSAC Museum of Contemporary Art in León (2004), the Auditorium of León (2002), the Regional Archive and Library of El Águila (2002), Museum of Fine Arts of Castellón (2000) and the Provincial Museum of Fine Arts of Zamora (1996).

The quality of Tuñón y Albornoz Aquitectos´ work has been recognized with some of the most important European architecture awards, such as the Mies van der Rohe Award (2007), the Spanish National Award for Architecture (2023), the Gold Medal for Merits in Fine Arts (2014) and the Fad Award (2001,2007,2011,2017).

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