Winners of the 2021 edition of the FAD Architecture Awards

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Arquia BancaGANCEDOMnMValentine. With the support of.-Ayuntamiento de BarcelonaINCASÒL. Film.- NIHAO films. Media.- ON.


ROLDÁN + BERENGUÉ is an Architecture firm with 25 years of experience, founded in 1988 by partners Miguel Roldán and Mercè Berengué, conformed by a multidisciplinary team with experts in sustainability and design and construction management.

They are experts in residential architecture, corporate headquarters, public and private facilities and the restoration of historic and industrial buildings. In urbanism, the firm has realized integrated projects of new implementation and reform of existing layers, as well as numerous planning documents. Since 1999, they maintain an extensive international activity, especially in academic scope.

Miguel Roldán Architect (Ceuta, 1961. Architect, ETSAB-UPC, 1988).
“Thomas A. Bullock Endowed Chair in Leadership and Innovation” 2012-2013 of the Texas A&M University.
Director of Exchange Program for Architecture Schools between Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya and univesities of:
- ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico, since 2002.   
- Texas A&M University, USA, since 2000.
- Clemson University, USA, since 1999   
- Université de Montréal (Canada), 2003.

Mercè Berengué Architect (Barcelona, 1962. Architect, ETSAB-UPC, 1989).
Representative of the district of Barcelona in the Agrupació d’Arquitectes Urbanistes de Catalunya since 2007.
Deputy member of Technical Communication Commission Regional Planning in the metropolitan area of Barcelona in representation of COAC since 2012.
Member of the Association of Architecture and Sustainability COAC.
Director of the “Àrea de Coneixement d’Urbanisme-Territori, ESARQ-UIC” (Area of knowledge of Urbanism-Territory, ESARQ-UIC) 1997-2000.
Collaborator with the Planning Services of Barcelona’s City  Council 1992-1997.
Trained at SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) and Frank Gehry’s offices in Chicago 1989-1990.

Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta. Arquitectura-G

Arquitectura-G is a studio of architecture founded in 2006 based in Barcelona, by Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes and Igor Urdampilleta, mainly dedicated to construction and teaching. They understand their work as a team, where individualities are dissolved in an addition of ways of doing. Material aspect is fundamental for the them, seing it as a field of research. Currently the office includes small projects and starts a new stage to approach larger projects.

In 2008 created ESCRITOS-G as learning tool and to improve the business, with the desire to create a critical discourse and trigger discussion about contemporary architecture. It is a serie of conversations about architecture held between members of ARCHITECTURE-G, the philosopher Ekhi Lopetegi and several young architects whose work has sparked interest in the profession, society and the media.

In 2011 launched INDOORS a section focused on reformulation and internal reorganization of urban housing adapted to living contemporary culture.



Ana Amado (Ferrol, A Coruña) is an architect, photographer and visual artist. Master's Degree in Photography from the Lens School of Visual Arts (Madrid), Master's Degree in Art, Museology and Contemporary Criticism from the USC (Santiago de Compostela), Post-Graduate in Creative Illustration from the EINA School (Barcelona), and architect from the ETSAC of architecture (University of A Coruña).

Multidisciplinary professional in the fields of architecture, photography, artistic direction in film / TV, illustration and comics, curating and exhibition design. She recently worked as an assistant to American photographer Mark Steinmetz in the USA. Currently, she combines her work as a photographer with the teaching of photography for adults and young people in schools of visual arts in Madrid.

Her personal work explores the interconnections between the various artistic manifestations, always seeking the approach of contemporary art to society. In her recent work, photography focuses on social content, where architecture is used as a framework to discuss issues such as the economic crisis or the revaluation of modern architecture in Spain.

Her work has been awarded and exhibited nationally and internationally, in Photo London 2018, the Sony World Photography Awards, PhotoEspaña2017 (Madrid), the Venice Biennale 2016 and 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts (London), Tent Gallery (Edinburgh), the International Festival Eme3 and Picasso Museum (Barcelona), or the International Prize "Obra Abierta 2016" (Plasencia), among others.

Arturo Franco

Arturo Franco. Architect, critic and editor. As a critic and editor, his work has been focused on the exploration of contemporary Latin-American reality as well as intervention in heritage International PhD.

He is a professor of Analysis, theory and critique of architecture at the Polytechnic School of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAM) and has acted as visiting professor at many international universities. He also writes architecture reviews as a critic for ABC newspaper. He directed the Arquitectura COAM magazine (published by the Madrid architects’ association) from 2008 until 2012, and is now the director and editor of rita_ (linked to architecture schools of Spain and Latin-America) and the digital platform redfundamentos.

He boarded at the Real Academia de España (Royal Academy of Spain) in Rome 2013-2014. (AECID), Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Intern in ART_EX 2014-2015 program. AECID. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

His work has been acknowledged by the Swiss Architecture Awards (2010); the great FAD award of Spain and Portugal (2012); a first prize by the Madrid City Council (2007); the Madrid Architects’ Association (2014, 2011 and 2007); the Galicia Architects’ Association (2002); the Latin-American Biennales of Cadiz (2012) and Rosario (2014); the Spanish Ministry of Public Works (2003); the Natural Stone Awards (2004); the Hispalyt Awards (2007); Arquia Proximas (2008); the FAD Awards (2014, 2012 and 2010); the ENOR Awards (2011 and 2007); the Saloni Awards (2010 and 2008); the Construmat Prize (2011) and the BAM Award (2012). 

Carlos Pita Abad

Carlos A. Pita Abad.- Architect born in A Coruña in 1964. Licensed by the ETSA of A Coruña. In 1995 he opened a studio in A Coruña where he exercises the practice of architecture, developing this in different directions: teaching, studio, editorial work and dissemination.

Professor of the Department of Architectural Constructions of the ETSA of A Coruña since 1997, he has been guest professor and taught courses in several European and Latin American universities. Collaborator in different publications and editorial projects, he has been co-director of the architecture magazine Obradoiro.



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