Interview with Francisco Mangado

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Francisco Mangado, (Navarra, 1957) graduated from the University of Navarra School of Architecture in 1982, and has taught there since. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, an Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture, a Guest Lecturer at the EPF of Lausanne, a Baird and Gensler Visiting Professor at Cornell, and Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic di Milano.

Major built works of his include the Baluarte Auditorium and Congress Center in Pamplona, the Archaeology Museum in Vitoria, the Spanish Pavilion at Expo Zaragoza 2008, the Asturias Fine Arts Museum in Oviedo and the recently opened Congress Center of Palma de Mallorca y the building of the New Headquarters of Norvento Enerxia in Lugo. He is currently working on projects located in several countries. This
busy professional practice has brought him, among other honors, the Andrea Palladio Architecture Award, the FAD Award for Architecture, the CEOE Award, the Construmat Award for Architecture, the Fernando García Mercadal Award for Architecture, the Giancarlo Ius Gold Medal given by the UIA, the Copper in Architecture Award, the RIBA EU Award, the Spanish National Award for Architecture in 2009 and the RIBA for
International Excellence in 2016. In November 2016 the Akademie der Künste Berlin conceded Francisco Mangado the Berlin Art Prize - Architecture 2017 Award in recognition of his work.

He was named a RIBA International Fellow in 2011 and an AIA Honorary Member in 2013. In 2008 he founded the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, which in 2015 was given a CSCAE Gold Medal. In July 2015 the Spain’s Governing Council for Biennials appointed  him General Coordinator of Spanish Biennials. Under his coordination the Spain Pavilion in Venice was awarded with the Golden Lion of the Bienal in May 2016.




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