Arturo Franco Diaz, will be curator of XI Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial

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Arturo Franco

Arturo Franco. Architect, critic and editor. As a critic and editor, his work has been focused on the exploration of contemporary Latin-American reality as well as intervention in heritage International PhD.

He is a professor of Analysis, theory and critique of architecture at the Polytechnic School of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAM) and has acted as visiting professor at many international universities. He also writes architecture reviews as a critic for ABC newspaper. He directed the Arquitectura COAM magazine (published by the Madrid architects’ association) from 2008 until 2012, and is now the director and editor of rita_ (linked to architecture schools of Spain and Latin-America) and the digital platform redfundamentos.

He boarded at the Real Academia de España (Royal Academy of Spain) in Rome 2013-2014. (AECID), Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Intern in ART_EX 2014-2015 program. AECID. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

His work has been acknowledged by the Swiss Architecture Awards (2010); the great FAD award of Spain and Portugal (2012); a first prize by the Madrid City Council (2007); the Madrid Architects’ Association (2014, 2011 and 2007); the Galicia Architects’ Association (2002); the Latin-American Biennales of Cadiz (2012) and Rosario (2014); the Spanish Ministry of Public Works (2003); the Natural Stone Awards (2004); the Hispalyt Awards (2007); Arquia Proximas (2008); the FAD Awards (2014, 2012 and 2010); the ENOR Awards (2011 and 2007); the Saloni Awards (2010 and 2008); the Construmat Prize (2011) and the BAM Award (2012). 



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