Reconstructing the silhouette of Compostela's topography

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Architects
Andrés Perea, Elena Suárez, Rafael Torrelo.
Location
Fontán Building, Ciudad de la Cultura, Monte Gaias, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
Photography
Ana Amado, Manuel G. Vicente.

Fernando Buide del Real

Fernando Buide del Real is a musician born in Santiago de Compostela in 1980. With a doctorate from Yale University, Fernando Buide del Real del Real also studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh as well as at the conservatories of Oviedo and Santiago de Compostela, his hometown, where he trained as a composer, pianist, and organist.

Buide's music has been programmed by most of the main Spanish orchestras (Euskadi, Bilbao, Navarra, Sinfónica de Madrid, Sevilla, Rtve, Tenerife, Jonde, Gran Canaria, Asturias...) as well as other foreign orchestras such as the Pittsburgh or Minnesota Symphony. He worked with conductors such as Osmo Vänska, Libor Pések, Dima Slobodeniouk, Rossen Milanov, Pablo González, Martínez Izquierdo, José Ramón Encinar, Miguel Hart-Bedoya, Erik Nielsen, Clemens Schuldt or Lorenzo Viotti; particularly close is his relationship with maestro Paul Daniel, who conducted up to four world premieres by the composer with ensembles such as the Coro y Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid or the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.

Among other prizes, he received the AEOS-BBVA in its seventh edition, the Michael Friedmann Research Award from Yale University, and the Harry Archer Prize for Orchestral Composition (2006). Buide was also a composer in residence at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome. He was a fellow of the Barrié de la Maza Foundation and the Institute of International Studies. He is also a member of the honorary society Pi, Kappa, Lambda (Pittsburgh 2007).

Andrés Perea

Andrés Perea Ortega was born in Bogotá, due to his family's exile during the Spanish Civil War.

A Spaniard, he studied at the ETSAM, graduating in 1965.

His long professional career has allowed him to share with countless architects collaborators in constructive production, and students of Architecture here as a teacher, researcher, and understanding of architecture, always as creative work.

An effort that has earned awards and distinctions, and also failures and mistakes as the human being he pretends to be.

Madrid, Bogota autumn 2022.

Andrés Perea, Elena Suárez Calvo, Rafael Fernández Torrelo. PEREA, SUÁREZ, TORRELO

Perea, Suárez, Torrelo, for the Fontán building project, the architects formed a team: Andrés Perea, Elena Suárez Calvo, and Rafael Fernández Torrelo.

The crossing of paths has been fortunate.

The ambitious youth of modelled spaces and freedom with two patrollers of the profession.

One of a long journey in search not of the sources of the Nile... but of beauty. The other in the fullness of his vigour.

Coming to the rescue.

Holding the course.

A beautiful, unforgettable journey through invention and reality.

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