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Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra


Biography

One of Spain’s best-known contemporary architects, Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra (1945) graduated from the School of Architecture in 1972 in Seville, the city for which he has since designed a number of buildings and urban renewal projects.
In addition to his work in architecture, Consuegra has an intense teaching career: he teaches at Seville, is a visiting professor at several other universities (Buenos Aires, Lausanne, Venice) and has served as director of the Architecture programme at Madrid’s Complutense University (1993-2004).
Since 1980 he has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including the Biennale in Venice and in Buenos Aires, the Triennale in Milan, Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Art Institute of Chicago.
His work has been described in numerous publications since the early eighties.
Many of his buildings are famous in Spain and abroad thanks to a long series of awards, including his many public housing projects built in Seville, Cadiz and Rota between 1987 and 2004; his Navigation Pavilion at Expo’92 in Seville, and, above all, a series of urban development projects on the waterfront of the town of Vigo.
In the present millennium, Vázquez Consuegra has built the Museum of Illustration in Valencia (2001) and the National Museum of Marine Archaeology in Cartagena (2008), both characterised by an unusual way of using concrete (exposed in Valencia, pigmented in Cartagena) and light effects.
His renovation of the Museum of the Sea and of Sailing in Genoa, the biggest maritime museum in the Mediterranean area, was inaugurated when Genoa was European Cultural Capital in 2004. His restoration work on the Baroque Palace of San Telmo in Seville has been awarded numerous prizes and honourable mentions. In 2014 Consuegra was appointed Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra selected projects

- Congress Building, Seville (Spain), 2012
- Restoration of Palacio de San Telmo, Seville (Spain), 2011
- National Museum of Maritime Archaeology, Cartagena, 2008
- Robinson house, Zahara de los Atunes, Cadice (Spain), 2007
- Courthouse, Ciudad Real (Spain), 2007
- Archive of Castilla La Mancha, Toledo (Spain), 2005
- Renovation of Galata Museum of the Sea in Genoa (Italy), 2004
- Renovation of the City Hall of Tomares (Spain), 2004
- Reorganisation of the waterfront in Vigo (Spain), 2004
- Museum of Illustration, Valencia (Spain), 2001
- Navigation Pavilion at Expo ’92, Seville (Spain),
- Public housing developments in Seville, Cadiz and Rota (Spain), 1987-2004
- Renovation of the Andalusian Historic Heritage Institute, Seville (Spain), 1995

Official web site

http://www.vazquezconsuegra.com

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