On Thursday, October 20, 2022, Casa dell’Architettura in Rome hosted a conference on Spanish architecture, entitled “Urban Transformation and Architectural Recovery: The Spanish Example”

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Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear in Caceres

Architects José María Ezquiaga and Emilio Tuñón Álvarez were the speakers at the conference “Urban Transformation and Architectural Recovery: The Spanish Example”, held on October 20, 2022 at the Casa dell’Architettura in Rome.

Spain, like Italy, has an enormous historical-artistic cultural heritage in terms of architecture and urban planning. Therefore, the meeting attended by some of Spain’s leading internationally renowned architects as speakers was an opportunity to present urban recovery and regeneration projects. The projects, carried out in Spain in recent years, are among the most significant in terms of environmental sustainability and technological innovation.

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Royal Collection Museum in Madrid

Urban regeneration projects in Spain

José María Ezquiaga illustrated a large-scale urban regeneration project in the center of Madrid; Emilio Tuñón Álvarez presented some interventions on the Spanish architectural heritage showing a remarkable dialogue between history and contemporaneity.

The initiative, promoted by Casa dell’Architettura and curated by architect Arianna Callocchia, aimed to present the importance of sustainability in architectural recovery and urban regeneration in Spain. It offered an opportunity for professional exchange between the Italian and Spanish professionals.

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Stone House

The conference opened with the welcome remarks by Luca Ribichini, President of Casa dell’Architettura, Alfonso Dastis Quecedo, Ambassador of Spain to Italy, Moisés Castro Oporto, Second Vice President National Council of Architects of Spain, and Sigfrido Herráez Rodríguez, Dean of COAM – Official College of Architects of Madrid. Francesco Aymonino, Vice President of OAR, moderated the conference, which consisted of two talks. The first was led by José María Ezquiaga, architect and urban planner from Ezquiaga Arquitectura (Madrid) and professor at ETSAM; Emilio Tuñón Álvarez, architect from Tuñón y Albornoz Arquitectos (Madrid), was the second speaker.

The conference was promoted by Casa dell’Architettura and Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. di Roma e provincia, with the patronage of the Embassy of Spain in Italy, Consejo Superior de los Colegios de Arquitectos de España, Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, and the support of Rockfon – Rockwool Italia S.p.A. [Txt: Arianna Callocchia – Ph: Tuñón y Albornoz Arquitectos, Madrid/Luis Asin]