Inflexión / Turning Point

The Transformation Process in Spanish Architecture

6 December, 2014 - 11 January, 2015

Friday, 5 December, 2014, 6.30 pm

Speaking at the opening:
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Berlin
Jorge Sobredo Galanes, Acción Cultural Española, Madrid
Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton, Berlin

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition we cordially invite you to the ANCB Lecture: “Inflexión / Turning Point - BEAU XII“

Time: 5 December, 2014, 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Location: ANCB, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

Emilio Tuñón, Tuñón Arquitectos, Madrid.
Winning project at the XII BEAU, in the category of Civic Symbols: Lalín Town Hall.
Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Navarro Baldeweg Asociados, Madrid.
Winning project at the XII BEAU, in the category of Renovation & Reuse: New Hertzian Library. Max-Planck Institute. Rome, Italy.

Followed by a conversation between:
Fuensanta Nieto, Director of the XII BEAU and
Matthias Sauerbruch, Member of the Jury of the XII BEAU


Aedes Cooperation Partners


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  • Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Navarro Baldeweg Associados, Madrid

  • Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Aedes, Berlin / H.E.D.Pablo Garcia-Berday Cerezo,
    Ambassador of Spain, Berlin

  • Matthias Sauerbruch, Sauerbruch Hutton, Berlin

  • © Photos (Opening): Jirka Jansch

Inflexión/Turning Point refers to the transformation process that Spanish architecture is currently undergoing. Resilience, ecology and social values are issues examined by the 15 winning projects and 27 finalists of XII BEAU the 12th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial. The need for sustainable construction, revitalized urban centres, a transition from policies based on the recycling and reuse of existing structures and resources, are issues that embody this turning point. Alternative strategies for urban development, which are emerging among younger generations, envision a different perspective into the near future.

A basic aspect that has steered the intention of this biennial, directed by Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, has been the desire to transmit to society the importance and value of high quality architecture and urban planning for the definition and transformation of the cities and landscapes.

The exhibition designers ‘Taller de Casquería’ created the installation Live architecture which presents the winning and finalist projects from the 5 categories of XII BEAU, using CCTV (Closed Circuit Television), smartphones and digital screen capture images. It offers a panoptical understanding of contemporary Spanish architecture and can be read as an experiment in architectural communication. It highlights the different stages of activity of each project through the point of view of their users and visitors. The architecture is displayed with two conflicting rhythms: homogeneity and rupture. Visitors can witness the passage of time in its real magnitude, appreciating the changes and nuances of a space.

The catalogue of the 12th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial (XII BEAU) is available for download at:

Renovation & Reuse
5 winning projects
Pilgrimage and City Museum. Santiago de Compostela Manuel Gallego Jorreto
Zarzuela Racecourse Restoration and Renovation. Stage I. Madrid Junquera Arquitectos SLP
Medialab / Prado. Madrid Langarita-Navarro arquitectos
Cinema Center Matadero. Madrid Churtichaga+Quadra-Salcedo Arquitectos
New Hertzian Library. Max-Planck Institute. Rome, Italy Juan Navarro Baldeweg

8 finalists’ projects
Contemporary Art Center The Cannery Ceutí. Murcia Enrique Nieto Fernández / Fernando de Retes Aparicio
Science Park Foundation Buildings. Adaptation and Renovation of T & D Buildings in El Espinardo. Murcia Fernando de Retes Aparicio
Red Bull Music Academy / Music Warehouse in Matadero. Madrid Langarita-Navarro arquitectos
Catering School in Old Abbatoir. Medina Sidonia María González and Juanjo López de la Cruz. Sol 89
Renovations to a Studio Home. Barcelona Anna Puigjaner / Guillermo López
Juan Apartment. Barcelona Vora arquitectura
Renovation of Single Family Dwelling. Matamorisca, Pamplona Jesús Castillo Oli
Renovation of Municipal Cementery. Garrigoles, Gerona Xavier Vilagran Casanovas / Cristina Lloret Serra
Territory & Landscape
2 winning projects
Galicia Coastal Master Plan Xunta de Galicia: Manuel Borobio Sanchiz / Miriam García García
Can Tacó Roman Site Upgrading. Montmeló, Barcelona Estudi d’Arquitectura Toni Gironès

4 finalists’ projects
Ribbon Guide – Sensory Route. Castrelos Park, Vigo BMJ arquitectos. Belinda Besada Vergara, Marister Failde Ferreiro
Lounge Tepoztlan. Morelos, Mexico Cadaval & Solà-Morales
Environmental Restoration and Value-Adding Project for Goián Fortress and River Beach Zone. Tomiño, Pontevedra Pablo Gallego Picard
Restoration of Anti-Aircraft Batteries, Turó de la Rovira, Barcelona Inma Jansana Ferrer (JDVDP) / Jordi Romero Sabí (AAUP)

Urban Revitalization & Transformation
2 winning projects
Renovations in the Old District. Vigo Consorcio Casco Vello Vigo
Strategic Plan for Central Madrid: Madrid Centre Project José María Ezquiaga Domínguez / Salvador Pérez Arroyo / Juan Herreros Guerra

4 finalists’ projects
New Cerrillo Square and Socio-Cultural Facilities. Horcajo de Santiago, Cuenca B.A.B. arquitectos
New Head office for the Madrid Architect‘s Guild Gonzalo Moure Lorenzo
Sant Antoni Sunday Provisional Market. Barcelona Pere Joan Ravetllat / Carme Ribas / Olga Schmid
Social Housing Units. Sa Pobla, Mallorca José Ripoll Vaquer / Juan Miguel Tizón Garau

Participatory & Social Action
2 winning projects
El Campo de Cebada (Barley Field). Madrid
32 Social Dwellings, Garages and Shops. San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante Alfredo Payá Benedito

6 finalist projects
57 University Dwellings at ETSAV Campus. Sant Cugat del Vallès. Barcelona DataAE + Harquitectes
Social Dwellings, Offices, Shops and a Square. Coslada, Madrid Atxu Amann / Andrés Canovas / Nicolás Maruri
Children’s Daycare Centre. Selb, Germany Taller DE2 Arquitectos + Gutiérrez-delaFuente Arquitectos
Youth Factory. Merida Selgascano arquitectos
Dreamhamar. Stotorget, Hamar, Norway Ecosistema Urbano
Collective Intelligences Zoohaus

Civic Symbols
4 winning projects
Castile-León Government Offices. Zamora Alberto Campo Baeza / Pablo Fernández Lorenzo / Pablo Redondo Díez / Alfonso González Gaisán / Francisco Blanco Velasco
The “B”. Concert Hall and Congress Centre. Cartagena Selgascano arquitectos
Infant School. Pamplona Pereda Pérez arquitectos
Lalín Town Hall Emilio Tuñón Álvarez / Luis Moreno García-Mansilla

5 finalists’ projects
Leisure Center. Azuqueca de Henares, Guadalajara Ábalos+Sentkiewicz arquitectos
Murcia Region International Airport Passenger Terminal Josep Maria Casadevall / Carlos Ferrater / Ramón Sanabria / Dolors Sayera
Cartuja Institute of Advanced Medicine. Seville José Morales / Sara de Giles
Plaza Mayor UAM Service Building. Madrid MTM Arquitectos (Javier Fresneda & Javier Sanjuan)
MUCA / Music Center and Concert Hall. Algueña, Alicante Jesús Olivares Casado / Miguel Rodenas Mussons (COR Asociados)


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