Carme Pinós

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Carme Pinós
Igualada mont1.jpg
Igualada Cemetery, Catalonia, Spain
Born 1954
Barcelona
Nationality Spanish
Awards 2007 First Prize of the IX Biennal of Spanish Architecture
Practice Estudio Carme Pinós
Buildings

Cube Tower Igualada Cemetery

Olympic archery range, Barcelona

Carme Pinós (born 1954) is a Spanish architect.

Graduated at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona in 1979. From 1982 on she formed a partnership with her husband, Enric Miralles, which ended in 1991. During this period the projects developed include the Igualada Cemetery Park, the Archery Range Buildings for the 1992 Olympic Games and the La Llauna School in Badalona. The work of Pinós-Miralles received awards on several occasions, counting the FAD prize for the La Llauna School and the Igualada Cemetery Park, as well as the City of Barcelona Prize for the Archery Range Buildings for the 1992 Olympic Games. In 1991 she set up her own studio and transferred the supervision and construction of several projects initiated in her previous office. Amongst them the Community Centre and Auditorium in Hostalets de Balanya, La Mina Community Centre and the Boarding School in Morella.

Since then she has combined her activity as an architect with teaching, working as a guest professor, amongst others, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1994–1995), the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (1996–1997), the Columbia University in New York (1999), the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (2001–2002), the ETSAB in Barcelona (2002), the Università Degli Studi di Sassari in Alghero (2002–2004), the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2003) and at the Accademia di Archittetura di Mendrisio in Switzerland (2005–2006).

Projects having a great impact on her career are the Pedestrian Bridge in Petrer (Alicante), the Juan Aparicio Waterfront in Torrevieja (Alicante), the La Serra High School in Mollerussa, the Ses Estacions Park and the Espanya Square in Palma de Mallorca, the Cube Tower in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico), and the Primary School in Castelldefels (Barcelona). She is currently working on, amongst others, the Novoli housing complex in Florence, the Catalan Government Headquarters in Tortosa, a high school in Sant Carles de la Ràpita, an office building in Igualada and the design of the Gardunya Square in Barcelona, as well as a housing building and the Massana Fine Arts School adjacent to the square.

Her work has been exhibited at several galleries, museums and universities, including the Kunstakademie in Stuttgart (1995), the Architektur-Hochschule in Aachen (1995), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1994), the AAM Gallery in Rome (1996), the Urania Gallery in Barcelona (1996), the Eight Plan Gallery in New York, the Contemporary Art Museum of Puerto Rico (1997), the COAM Foundation of Madrid (1997) and the Colleges of Architects of Ibiza (1996), Valencia and Galicia (1997) and the Spanish Pavilion in the Venice Architecture Biennale (2006). Since 2006 the model of the Cube Tower is part of the permanent collection of the MOMA.

Education[edit]

Pinós graduated Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) in Barcelona in 1979 and returned to the school in 1981 to study Urbanism

Work[edit]

In Partnership with Enric Miralles

Campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Departement 4

With Estudio Carme Pinos

Awards[edit]

  • 2007 First Prize of the IX Biennal of Spanish Architecture. College of Spanish Architects -Cube Tower, Mexico-
  • 2005 ArqCatMón (Catalan Architecture in the World).College of Architects of Catalunya - Cube Tower, Mexico-
  • 2004 XIII Prize “Vila de Pedreguer” to Urban and Architectural Merit. Pedreguer Council -Life Work Award-
  • 2002 Decade Prize 1992-2002. Oscar Tusquets Blanca Foundation -Paseo Icària Roofing, Barcelona-
  • 2001 College of Valencian Architects Prize for Exterior Spaces. -Juan Aparicio Waterfront in Torrevieja-
  • 1999 Dragados Prize. -Cemetery Park of Igualada-
  • 1995 National Prize of Architecture.College of Spanish Architects -Boarding School in Morella-
  • 1992 FAD Prize for Architecture, Barcelona. -Cemetery Park of Igualada-
  • 1992 City of Barcelona Prize. Barcelona Town Council -Olympic Archery Range Buildings, Barcelona-
  • 1991 Italstad for Europe Prize, Europe Biennual of Architecture. -Cemetery Park of Igualada-
  • 1987 FAD Prize for Interiorism. -La Llauna School in Badalona-

References[edit]

  • DOCUMENTOS DE ARQUITECTURA núm. 60, Colegio de Arquitectos de Almería, 2006.
  • CARME PINÓS, AN ARCHITECTURE OF OVERLAY of Ana María Torres, Monacelli Press, 2004, New York.
  • CARME PINÓS, SOME PROJECTS (SINCE 1991)Ed. Actar,1998, Barcelona.
  • THE ARCHITECTURE OF ENRIC MIRALLES AND CARME PINÓS,Sites Lumen Books, 1990, New York.
  • International archive of women in architecture
  • EDLP
  • Toy, Maggie (ed); Pran, Peter (Preface) (2001). The Architect: Women in Contemporary Architecture (Paperback) (Second ed.). Watson-Guptill Publications. pp. 144–147 (of 184). ISBN 0-8230-1652-8. 
  • El Croquis 30+49 / 50 Omnibus Volume. Enric Miralles / Carme Pinos: obra construita / built works 1983-1994. Madrid: El Croquis, 1995.
  • 2006 RAIA national conference - biography

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