San Carlos, Alicante Congress Centre by Luca Poian Forms + Frade Arquitectos

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Engineer.- PROINTEC.
City of Alicante.
1st Prize, International Design Competition, 2024.
Venue / Localitation
Alicante, Spain.
€65 Million.

Juan Pablo Rodríguez Frade. Frade Arquitectos

Frade Arquitectos was established in 2005 by Juan Pablo Rodríguez Frade. Their purpose is to create a fluent dialogue between the architecture and its context, offering a contemporary response to complex programs, and stimulating sensibility with the selective combination of material, texture, light, and scent that envelops the space.  

They understand architecture as a result of multiple variables pursuing the combination of functional demands and timeless artistic values based on energy efficiency and responsible use of natural resources. An essential part of their design process is the active involvement of their clients, lending uniqueness and authenticity to each project.  

Juan Pablo Rodríguez Frade (b. in Madrid, 1957) architect from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, 1983. has participated in numerous lectures, masters and international exhibitions and his projects have been published in industry magazines and publications.

  • Distinguished Cross First Order of San Raimundo de Peñafort. 2022.
  • National Prize of Renovation and Heritage Conservation. 1995. Carlos V Palace. Alhambra.
  • AMMA Prize. 1st Accésit. 2021. Imago Mundi Exhibition. Sevilla.
  • Hispania Nostra Prize. 2021. Real Maestranza Museum. Ronda.
  • European Museum of the Year. Finalist. 2018. Málaga Museum, Málaga.
  • Expansion Prize. 2016. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid.
  • Aga Khan Prize. 2010. Madinat Al-Zahra. Córdoba.
  • Piranesi Prix de Rome Prize. 2011. Madinat Al-Zahra. Córdoba.
  • European Museum of the Year. 2012. Madinat Al-Zahra. Córdoba.
  • COAM Prize. 2014. National Archaeological Museum, Madrid.

Luca Poian Forms

Luca Poian Forms is an award-winning London-based architectural design studio investigating the relationship between form, materiality and construction methods.

Based on the belief that within the context of contemporary culture the design and construction industry has gradually submitted to a technology-driven mindset, they work at the intersection of culture and innovation in search of a spiritual understanding of architecture that goes deeper than simply constructing buildings.

Their ultimate goal is to create spaces that are both highly functional and spiritually uplifting. They refrain from short-lived fashions and aspire to deliver timeless and environmentally conscious buildings.



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