César Portela, CSCAE Gold Medal of Architecture

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César Portela

César Portela. Born in Pontevedra in 1937, César Portela studied Architecture at the Superior Technical Schools of Architecture in Madrid and Barcelona. Two years after his graduation, in 1966, he obtained a doctor's degree.

In his extensive career, construction works stand out, such as the Córdoba Bus Station, which earned him, in 1999, the National Architecture Award; the Central Station of Valencia, the Natural History Museum of Galicia, the Palace of Congresses and Leisure and the Domus Building, in A Coruña; the Fisterra Municipal Cemetery, the Cádiz Railway Station; the Palacio Auditorio Mar de Vigo and the Airport Terminal of said city; the Togamura Ethnographic Museum, in Japan, and the Sharm El-Sheik Control Tower, in Egypt, among others.

He has also projected interventions in public spaces, such as the Cabo Fisterra Master Plan, the rehabilitation of San Simón Island or the Special Plan for intervention in Pazo de Oca and its surroundings, recognized in 1981 with the National Urbanism Award. . To these recognitions are added distinctions and honors from various national and international institutions.

Visiting professor at numerous universities and institutions around the world -among them, the Superior School of Architecture of Pamplona, Nancy, Caracas, Lisbon and Weimar-, he has also directed various seminars and architecture workshops, some as relevant as the one directed in collaboration with Aldo Rossi in Santiago de Compostela (1974), the international architecture workshops in Naples, Seville, Barcelona, Belfort, Caracas, the IV Santander Architecture Biennial; the Seminar on Culture and Nature: Architecture and Landscape, dependent on the Menéndez Pelayo University, on the Island of San Simón, and the direction of the Architecture Seminar of the University of Weimar. He has been a professor of Projects for 20 years at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Galicia.



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