Modernizing heritage. Centro Cultural de España in Montevideo by Rafael Lorente

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Architects
Rafael Lorente. Collaborating architect.- Mariella Cleffi
Collaborators
Structure.- Magnone Pollio Ingenieros Civiles. Special structures.- Jorge Lambach. Electrical and lighting installations.- Ricardo Hofstadter. Thermal conditioning.- Mario Cabella. Sanitary installations.- Yamandú Silvera. Acoustic conditioning: Jorge Hakas.
Contractor
MTOP
Executive Architect
Gustavo Prenol
Area
3000m²
Date
1999
Location
629 Rincón St. 11000. Montevideo, Uruguay.

Rafael Lorente

Rafael Lorente. Born in Montevideo, 1940. Begins his teaching career at Bayardo Workshop. Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad de la República. Montevideo, Uruguay, 1966. First prize, contest for the headquarters of Asociación de Empleados Bancarios del Uruguay. Collaboration with Rafael Lorente Escudero and Juan José Lussich, Montevideo, 1966. Chief of projects. Coordinator of housing sector. Centro Cooperativista Uruguayo, 1971-1975. Department of Motor Vehicles. BSE. Collaboration with Conrado Pintos. Montevideo, 1982. Liceo Francés Jules Supervielle. Collaboration with Jorge Gibert and Fernando Giordano. Montevideo, 1997. Centro Cultural de España, 2000-2003 . Mexican Embassy and Cultural Centre, 2007.

Morosoli de Plata Artistic Career Award. Montevideo, 2001. National Architecture Award, 2002. UNESCO Educational Architecture Honorable Mention, 2004. First Prize, Patrimonial Intervention. Quito Biennial, 2006.

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