Spanish architect Elisa Valero is the first woman to win the Swiss Architectural Award, on the occasion of the sixth edition of the biennial prize sponsored by the Swiss Architectural Foundation. In its previous editions, the prize was won by architects Junya Ishigami, José María Sánchez García, Studio Mumbai, Diébédo Francis Kéré and Solano Benítez.
Inspired by the history of Cordova and the days of the Califate, Mecanoo’s Courthouse stands in the Arroyo del Moro, of which it has become a symbol. Dutch studio Mecanoo has built a big concrete complex broken up by green patios.
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