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Spanish Architect Francisco Mangado Joins Jury for RDS Competition

Published: Friday, July 25, 2014

The renowned Spanish architect Francisco Mangado has joined the jury for the RDS/Leinster Rugby Arena Design Competition.

The other members of the distinguished Jury [“the Assessors”] are: Professor J. Owen Lewis, RDS Nominee and Chair; Brendan Hickey, Leinster Rugby Nominee; Seán Harrington Architect; Joan O’Connor Architect. For details on the competition, please go to the competition website.

A graduate of the University of Navarre, School of Architecture, Francisco Mangado has earned numerous international architectural honours including the Andrea Palladio International Architecture Award; the City of Thiene Architecture Award, the Architécti Prize, and the FAD and CEOE Awards. Francisco Mangado is an International Fellow of the RIBA and the recipient of an AIA Honorary Fellowship. 

Notable among Mangado’s works are the Football Stadium of Palencia, the Spanish Pavilion at Expo Zaragoza 2008, the Auditorium of Teulada, the Cultural Center and Church in Thiene (Italy), the Congress Center and Auditorium of Pamplona, the Place Pey Berland in Bordeaux, the Municipal Exhibition and Congress Center of Ávila, and the Archaeology Museum of Vitoria. More recent projects include the Congress Center of Palma de Mallorca, the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias in Oviedo, and an office tower in Buenos Aires. The Baluarte Congress Center and Auditorium in Pamplona and the Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Congress Center in Ávila were included in the exhibition on Spanish architecture held at the MoMA in New York City. He has held monographic exhibitions at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, the Auditorium of Teulada, the Palacio del Condestable in Pamplona, the Aedes Gallery in Berlin, the EPFL in Lausanne and the FAUP in Porto.

Mangado has served as Guest Professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, as Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale’s School of Architecture, and as Guest Professor at l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He is a Professor of Projects at his alma mater besides Professor Extraordinaire of Projects in its Master of Architectural Design program. In June 2008 he set up the Architecture and Society Foundation, which aims to help increase architecture’s interaction with other fields of creation, thought and action. Combined with his academic activity and dedication to the programmes of the Foundation is an architectural practice that he runs from his studio in Pamplona. http://www.fmangado.es/

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