Presentation of "The Yamuna River Project", by Iñaki Alday and Pankaj Vir Gupta

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ARQUITECTOS ALDAY JOVER

Iñaki Alday (Zaragoza, 1965) is a partner with Margarita Jover of aldayjover arquitectura y paisaje, office founded in 1996 which deals with public works and landscape architecture with a careful and specific common approach to site. Among others, he has been awarded the FAD Award (2009), the European Prize for Urban Public Space (2002) and García Mercadal Award (2001 and 2005), besides being a finalist in the Spanish Architecture Biennial (2005 and 2009) or the Ibero-American Architecture Biennial (2004). Has been an associate professor of Architectural Projects at the ETSA del Vallès (UPC) between 1996 and 2005, and holds master's teaching in several courses and specialization courses in different universities. He is the author of the book "Learning from all your houses" (Ed. UPC), "ARQ CAT" (Ed. COAC) about contemporary Catalan architecture and "Water Park" (ACTAR), founded and directed between 2003 and 2005 the magazine "Z Arquitectura." In May 2011, Iñaki Alday has been appointed Chair of the Department of Architecture and the Ellwood R. Quesada Professor of Architecture of the University of Virginia, as Full Professor (tenured).
Iñaki Alday is co-director of the Yamuna River Project. Alday's work is characterized by promoting a new attitude in response to the professional and academic challenges facing the transformation of our environment. Find the role of architecture and architects, as an interdisciplinary work and integration of scales, along with new non-traditional programs such as hybrid infrastructures. Social and environmental ethics are some of the challenges that must be faced with a global vision.

Margarita Jover Biboum (París, 1969) is a partner with Iñaki Alday of aldayjover arquitectura y paisaje, office founded in 1996 which deals with public works and landscape architecture with a careful and specific common approach to site. Among others, he has been awarded the FAD Award (2009), the European Prize for Urban Public Space (2002) and García Mercadal Award (2001 and 2005), besides being a finalist in the Spanish Architecture Biennial (2005 and 2009) or the Ibero- American Architecture Biennial (2004). She has been Project professor and Department of Interiors coordinator of BAU school between 1998 and 2009, visiting professor at several colleges, and maintains activity in several master teachers and specialization courses in different universities. Is the author of "Water Park" (ACTAR) and jury in awards such as Europan (2009) and FAD (2010). Margarita Jover has been appointed Faculty Research in the University of Virginia, position to be taken in January 2012.

Pankaj Vir Gupta Architect. PANKAJ VIR GUPTA

Pankaj Vir Gupta is co-director of the Yamuna River Project and Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia. Gupta is founder of vir.mueller architects in 2003 in New Delhi and is a member of the Architecture Council of India. He has received awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Foundation for World Education, the George Nakashima Foundation for Peace, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Fritz-Höger Award for Excellence in Brick Architecture.

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