Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture

9th EDITION – YEAR 2020

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Open to all active architects who have developed their profession in Spain or Portugal for at least ten years.

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The award selection will be based on the contribution that the applicant has made in the field of architecture and urbanism while respecting traditional principles including: the restoration of monuments; public spaces; and urban settings of historic and artistic value. The creation of harmoniously integrated new structures and public spaces based on local traditions is also encouraged.

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The award may be granted for a particular work or based on the assessment of multiple works carried out over a professional life.

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Candidates must submit, by 27 April 2020, the following documentation:

  • Two recommendation letters signed by architects, architectural historians, preservationists or others of recognized professional standing.
  • A written professional biography of 250 words in English and in Spanish or Portuguese.
  • Justification of no more than one-page, in Spanish or Portuguese and in English, summarizing the reasons why the nominee should receive the award.
  • No more than ten images in digital format (jpg or tiff, 300dpi) for each project submitted with a limit of five projects per candidate. These images should include pictures, plans and drawings of the submitted projects. A brief explanation, in English and in Spanish or Portuguese, may accompany each project totaling no more than 250 words per explanation.

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Prior applicants may be considered for the 2020 Award by submitting a written request. Candidates may update their submittals with additional images and documentation.

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The Jury will be composed of personalities from the world of Architecture and Fine Arts.

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The award will be presented at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.

All documentation, including personal data, will be treated with absolute confidentiality.

This documentation must be submitted electronically along with one memory stick to:

PREMIO RAFAEL MANZANO DE NUEVA ARQUITECTURA TRADICIONAL 2020

REAL ACADEMIA DE BELLAS ARTES DE SAN FERNANDO
Calle de Alcalá, 13. 28014 Madrid, España
Tel.: (+34) 91 415 01 00

Due to the exceptional circumstances derived from the international crisis we are facing with regard to the COVID-19, the documentation of the candidacies must be sent through wetransfer or any similar platform to the email address: convocatoria@premioarquitectura.com.

If candidates have any query regarding the submissions, they can contact to the staff throught the aforementioned email address.

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