Culture and tradition. Theater-Auditorium in the historic center of Illueca by Magén Arquitectos

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Design team
Lead architects.- Jaime Magén and Francisco Javier Magén.
Architects.- Marta Aguado, Pilar Giménez, Irene Arrieta and Clara Ordovás. Technical architect.- Gabriel Fraj. Structural calculation.- José Ángel Pérez Benedicto. Industrial Engineer.- Sergio Torné Darriba.
Construcciones y Obras Victorino Vicente SL (phase 1 and phase 2), Proviser Ibérica SL (phase 3 and phase 4).
1,286 sqm.
€ 982,246 (Budget for material execution).
Competition date.- 2016. Project date.- 2016-2017. Execution date.- 2018-2020 (4 phases).
Fueros de Aragón Street, corner C / Huesca. Illueca, Zaragoza, Spain.
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Jaime Magén, Francisco Javier Magén. Magén Arquitectos

Magén Arquitectos is an architecture and urban planning studio based in Zaragoza, founded in 2002, by Jaime Magén (Zaragoza, 1974) and Francisco Javier Magén (Zaragoza, 1980), both architects from the University of Navarra (ETSAUN) and Master in Theory and History of Architecture (ETSAUN), and Francisco Javier Magén, an architect from ETSAUN and Master's Degree in Architecture from the University of Zaragoza. The studio addresses the design and development of projects, from a reflective position committed to the materialization of architecture, addressing disciplinary issues at multiple scales, from the place and public space to the construction detail and environmental strategies, using contemporary methodologies and tools. to explore in each case new ways of integrating a guiding idea of ​​the programmatic and functional conditions of the building in the context and the built landscape.

Our first construction project -68 VPO homes in Zaragoza- won the Bauwelt Prize (Munich, 2007) for the best international debut in collective housing. Since then, the studio's works have received over 80 national and international awards. Among others, in the FAD, Aplus, Enor, CSCAE, Hispalyt, NAN,… Awards in Spain and the Detail Preis, AIT, Brick Awards, Barbara Cappochin, Giancarlo Ius Gold Medal, MEA of Mediterranean Sustainable Architecture, Architizer,… in Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece and the USA, respectively. Six works have been Selected, Awarded or Finalist in the Spanish Architecture Biennials 2011, 2013, 2015, 2021 and 2023. The studio's career has been recognized with the Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record to the 10 emerging Architecture studios worldwide and the International 40under40 Award from the European Center for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies and Chicago Atheneum. The projects have been published in more than 200 articles in books and specialized magazines



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