Dossier Barozzi Veiga. Six Projects
Founded in Barcelona in 2004 by Fabrizio Barozzi (Rovereto, Italy, 1976) and Alberto Veiga (Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 1973), Barozzi Veiga is one of the Spanish studios with greatest international potential. They are authors of noteworthy buildings in Spain like the Auditorium and Congress Center in Águilas and the Regulatory Council for the D.O. Ribera del Duero in Roa, but one of their works abroad – the Philarmonic Hall in Szczecin, Poland –, won the latest edition of the Mies van der Rohe Award. Several of their recent projects have been distinguished in international competitions, all of them reflecting the same aim: to combine the building’s autonomy with the context’s specific conditions.
Europan 13. Spanish Winners
One third of the awards granted in the latest edition of Europan, the biennial call for European architects under 40 years of age, have gone to Spanish teams: 54 out of 151. The session topic, ‘The Adaptable City II,’ fur- thered on the motto of the competition’s twelfth edition, seeking proposals that addressed the main challenge of European cities: adapting to the changing conditions of urban and architectural environments. The fourteen first prizes featured in the following section all address these demands, and moreover reflect the new composition of architectural teams, set up by Spaniards living abroad and through international partnerships.
Jean Nouvel. Louvre Abu Dhabi
As a result of an agreement between the United Arab Emirates and France in 2007, the Louvre Abu Dhabi seeks to embody a spirit of openness and dialogue between cultures; thus, in its 8,600 square meters of galleries it will display artworks with a historic, cultural, and social value from different civilizations. Designed by Jean Nouvel within the vast cultural and leisure complex of Saadiyat Island, the building is designed as a ‘museum city’ pro- tected by a large perforated dome that filters sunlight. Aside from this project, the French office has other works in the Gulf area, like Doha Tower or Qatar National Museum, currently under construction.
Hong Hao. My Things
Born in 1965 in Beijing, where he lives and works, Hong Hao’s artistic career spans almost three decades. He graduated in 1989 from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, earning international prestige and recognition for photographic series like the one presented here, featuring everyday objects that the artist meticulously collects, photographs, groups into categories, and files, creating huge collages that propose an aesthetic research and an analysis of our relationship with consumerism. The work of Hong Hao is included in the collections of the MoMA in New York, the British Museum in London, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Asian Art Museum of Fukuoka, among other venues.
David LaChapelle. Land Scape
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1963, photographer and director David LaChapelle is known internationally for his talent for combining a unique hyperrealistic aesthetic with a critical social message. He started out collaborating with Interview magazine by the hand of Andy Warhol, and soon earned renown for his photographs of celebrities, as well as his music videos for pop stars. Currently his work is focussed mainly on artistic photography, with examples like Land Scape, a series which includes bright, dazzling models of oil refineries and gas stations, and that urges to reflect on the landscape in a planet that is now at the limits of its resources.
Dossier Barozzi Veiga, Six Projects
Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts, Lausanne (Switzerland)
Graubünden Museum of Fine Arts, Chur (Switzerland)
Music School, Brunico (Italy)
Dance School, Zürich (Switzerland)
House in Cretas, Teruel (Spain)
Natural History Museum and State Archives, Basel (Switzerland)
Europan 13, Spanish Winners
‘In Motion’, Barcelona (Spain)
‘Nice to Sea you’, A Coruña (Spain)
‘Salvemos el horizonte’, Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
‘Wild Synapse’, Espoo (Finland)
‘Forest for Rest’, Feldafing (Germany)
‘La Ville Intermédiaire’, Geneva (Switzerland)
‘Colonization of the City Center’, Gera (Germany)
‘Waldstrasse’, Ingolstadt (Germany)
‘Weee Marl!’, Marl (Germany)
‘Osurbia: Redefining Suburbia’, Os (Norway)
‘Urban Toolkit’, Selb (Germany)
‘FORUS LABing’, Stavanger (Norway)
‘River Gate’, Warsaw (Poland)
‘Swap on the River’, Zagreb (Croatia)
Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, in Detail
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Hong Hao, My Things
Scanning Everyday Objects
David LaChapelle, Land Scape
Refineries and Gas Stations