Renovation and extension of the Philosophy and Letters Faculty by Magén Arquitectos

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Architects
Magén Arquitectos. Lead architects.- Jaime Magén, Francisco Javier Magén.
Project team
Guillermo Montaner, Pilar Giménez, Irene Arrieta, Clara Ordovás, David Lozano, Guillermo Monge, Marta Aguado, Víctor Chueca (architects).
Collaborators
Structures.- José Ángel Pérez Benedicto.
MEP.- Ingeniería Torné SL.
Quantity surveyor.- David Mateo, Fernando Galindo, Marina Bonet.
Client
University of Zaragoza. Department of Education, Science and University. Government of Aragon.
Builder
UTE Facultad de Filosofía (FCC Construcción SA, COPISA, EASA-Estructuras Aragón, FCC Infraestructuras Energéticas SAU).
Area
Gross floor area.- 21,961 m² (EFL Building: 12,685 m²; EDE Building 9,276 m²).
Urbanized area.- + 7,577 m².

 
Dates
Competition.- 2016.
Design.- 2017-2018.
Works.- 2018-2023.
Completion.- 2023.
Location
Campus San Francisco. Universidad de Zaragoza. Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12. 50009 - Zaragoza, Spain.
Manufacturers
Malpesa.- Triana pressed brick 36x12x4 cm.
Fondoterra.- Pink Lumaquela Stone.
Itesal.- Curtain Wall and Skylight.
Budget
€22,014,961.07

Jaime Magén, Francisco Javier Magén. Magén Arquitectos

Magén Arquitectos is an architecture and urban planning studio based in Zaragoza, founded in 2002, by Jaime Magén (Zaragoza, 1974) and Francisco Javier Magén (Zaragoza, 1980), both architects from the University of Navarra (ETSAUN) and Master in Theory and History of Architecture (ETSAUN), and Francisco Javier Magén, an architect from ETSAUN and Master's Degree in Architecture from the University of Zaragoza. The studio addresses the design and development of projects, from a reflective position committed to the materialization of architecture, addressing disciplinary issues at multiple scales, from the place and public space to the construction detail and environmental strategies, using contemporary methodologies and tools. to explore in each case new ways of integrating a guiding idea of ​​the programmatic and functional conditions of the building in the context and the built landscape.

Our first construction project -68 VPO homes in Zaragoza- won the Bauwelt Prize (Munich, 2007) for the best international debut in collective housing. Since then, the studio's works have received over 80 national and international awards. Among others, in the FAD, Aplus, Enor, CSCAE, Hispalyt, NAN,… Awards in Spain and the Detail Preis, AIT, Brick Awards, Barbara Cappochin, Giancarlo Ius Gold Medal, MEA of Mediterranean Sustainable Architecture, Architizer,… in Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece and the USA, respectively. Six works have been Selected, Awarded or Finalist in the Spanish Architecture Biennials 2011, 2013, 2015, 2021 and 2023. The studio's career has been recognized with the Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record to the 10 emerging Architecture studios worldwide and the International 40under40 Award from the European Center for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies and Chicago Atheneum. The projects have been published in more than 200 articles in books and specialized magazines
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