Miguel Mihura Álvarez Theater by Frank Mazzarella and Pedro Caro González

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Frank Mazzarella y Pedro Caro González
Joaquín Amaya, Carlos Arranz, Plácido González
Quantity surveyor.- Javier Drake Canela. Structure.- Francisco Duarte. Facilities.- Insur JG.
Counseling of Culture of the Junta de Andalucía, Cádiz Provincial Council, Medina Sidonia City Council
2.177,00 m²
325 spectators
€ 3,476,000 (building and surrounding urbanization)
Date of project.- 2001. Date of work.- 2005-2011

Frank Mazzarella

Frank Mazzarella studied at the University of Virginia, where he graduated with a Master of Architecture and received an award for design excellence in 1989, and The Catholic University of America, where he received a Batchelor of Science in Architecture in 1986 and was awarded a Rowley-Scherr Design Competition Scholarship.

Upon completing his education he worked in the offices of the architect Toni Follina in Treviso, Italy (1989) and Rafael Viñoly Architects in New York (1990-1991). From 1992 to 2000 he collaborated in the firm of Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra in Seville, Spain on numerous internationally awarded projects such as the Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Palace of San Telmo for the Presidential Headquarters of the Junta de Andalucía in Seville, the Adaptive Reuse of the Hacienda de Santa Ana for the Town Hall of Tomares, and the Masterplan for the Waterfront of Vigo, which was awarded Spain's National Architecture Prize in 2005. While at this office he was also project director for the Regional Archives of Castilla-La Mancha in Toledo.

In 2001 he began independent practice and was awarded first prize in the competition for the Thebussem Theater in Medina Sidonia, Cádiz, with Pedro Caro González. In 2002 the architecture firm of Amaya Caro y Mazzarella Arquitectos was established and awarded first prize in architectural competitions for a 36 Unit Residential Building in Córdoba, a Theater in Berja, Almería (currently under construction), and in 2003, a Court House in San Fernando, Cádiz. The firm was also a finalist among 125 entrants in the competition for the Convention and Exhibition Center in Ávila, Spain. In 2005 he founded Amaya y Mazzarella Arquitectos with Joaquín Amaya Fernández. That year the firm was awarded first prize in competitions for a Social Center in Almería, a Theater, Training Center, Justice of the Peace and Police Headquarters in Umbrete, Seville, and in 2006, an Office Building for the Servicio Andaluz de Empleo in Aracena.

Among his other projects completed in the city of Seville are an Exhibition Pavilion for the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo (2006) and a Penthouse Apartment Renovation  (2008), with Inma Donaire. He is currently developing the design of a Children's Home in Trujillo, Peru, where he also collaborates with the non-profit group SITIOS COMUNES on projects for underdeveloped neighborhoods, and a Cultural Center on the site of the historic Rymph House in Hyde Park, New York.

His work has been published in international architecture and design journals. Since 2011 he has been a professor at the Fundción FIDAS of the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos of Seville. He is a registered Architect in the State of New York, a member of the American Institute of Architects and licensed to practice in the European Union.




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