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Antón García-Abril Biography

Architect, critic and professor. Antón García-Abril was born in Madrid, 1969. European Ph.D.. Receives The Spanish Academy Research Prize in Rome. Founds ENSAMBLE STUDIO in 2000, leading a team in search for architectural application of conceptual and structural experimentation. First prize in the Venice Architecture Biennial 2000 and selected finalist for the Mies van de Rohe award 2005.

Hemeroscopium residence Madrid by Antón García-Abril Architect
photo : Ensamble Studio

Antón García-Abril writes about architecture in El Cultural of El Mundo newspaper. He teaches in E.T.S.A. Madrid permanently and has been an invited professor in Cornell University, among others universities in America and Europe. Presently, Antón García-Abril has finished the Santiago de Compostela SGAE Cultural Center, and is starting the construction of The Museum of America in Salamanca, The Reader´s House in Matadero Madrid, the Liric Theater in Mexico city, and the Berklee-SGAE Tower of Music in Valencia.

Antón García-Abril – Key Project

Hemeroscopium residence, Madrid, Spain

Antón García-Abril Project
photo : Ensamble Studio
Hemeroscopium residence

Key Installation

Venice Biennale, Italy
Date built: 2010
Design: Anton Garcia-Abril & Ensamble Studio
Anton Garcia-Abril Venice Biennale Installation
photograph © Adrian Welch
Venice Biennale Arsenale Pavilion

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Location: C/Cabo Candelaria 9B, 28290 Las Rozas de Madrid, Spain

Antón García-Abril Practice Information

Ensamble Studio led by Antón García-Abril. This Spanish architectural office was founded in 2000.

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Ensamble Studio – Winner of Spotlight: The Rice Design Alliance Prize, 2009.

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Antón García- Abril – CV

Antón García-Abril Ruiz. Madrid, 7/3/1969

European Doctor of Architecture. ETSA, Madrid 2007.
Master in Architecture, ETSA Madrid 1995.
Spanish Academy research scholarship in Rome 1996.
Professor at the E.T.S.A. Madrid, Architecture Projects.
Writes about architecture in EL CULTURAL.
Gives lessons and conferences at different universities.

2008 Exhibition JAE (Spanish Young Architects), Arquería de los Nuevos Ministerios., Madrid. (SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela).
Exhibition “The natural seduction of stone – Contemporary architecture of Spain. PIEDRA2008”. Pavilion 9 IFEMA, Madrid. (SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela).
Conference “Sfidando la gravità.” Facoltà di Architettura di Ferrara. Ferrara.
Conference “Sfidando la gravità.” Museo di Castelvecchio. Verona.
Conference “A young look to knowledge frontier. Subtractive architecture.” Menéndez Pelayo International University. Santander.
Honor Guest – Conference “Tuned City – Between sound and space speculation. Antón García-Abril: building for sound”. Technische Universität. Berlin.
Conference in Technische Universität Berlin. “Antón García- Abril: studio work. Positionen 08”.
Conference “Matter in time”, Academic Association of Lusíada University, Lisbon.
Conference “New works”. Intention cultural program. Formatos library. A Coruña.
Visiting professor in Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
CRUDO 100% Exhibition. COAM Foundation, Madrid. (Church in Valencia).
Architectural Digest Award. Best architect of the year 2008.

2007 Conference “Antón García-Abril. Recent work”. Harvard University, Massachusettts.
Berklee Tower of Music project. Valencia, Spain. In process.
Visiting professor in University of Navarra, Spain.
Lecturer at the “X Architecture Courses”, C.M. Hernando Colón, Seville.
Exhibition at CGAC (Galician Centre for Contemporary Art). Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (SGAE Central Office and Musical Studies Centre in Santiago de Compostela).
Exhibition “Architecture of Stone in Spain”. Marble Architecture Design 42nd Marmomacc in Verona. (SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela).
Lecturer at Dallas Architecture Forum, Texas.
Mesoamérica Museum. Salamanca, Spain. In process.
2006 Seminar professor in UTA – University of Texas at Dallas.
First Prize. “La Casa del Lector” design Competition. Matadero de Arganzuela, Madrid. In process.
Paraíso Theater Project. Shanghai, China.

2005 “International Award Architecture in Stone”, Verona, Italia. (Music Studies Center in Santiago de Compostela).
European Prize di Architettura Luigi Consenza, Honorable mention. (SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela).
Finalist to Spanish Architecture Prize 2005. Music Studies Center in Santiago de Compostela).
Finalist to Award Mies Van der Rohe. (Music Studies Center in Santiago de Compostela).
Exhibition at COAM (Madrid Institute of Architects), “Monoespacios COAM 7”
Selected office for Design Vanguard, Architectural Record N.Y.
Hemeroscopium House project, Madrid. Finished (2008).
SGAE Theatre project, Mexico City.
Fleta Theatre project, Zaragoza, Spain.

2004 Sculpture workshop for the artist Manuel Valdés, Madrid. Finished (2004).
SGAE Central Office, Santiago de Compostela. Finished (2008).
Martemar House, Malaga. Finished (2005).

2003 Candidate to Spanish Architecture Prize 2003. (Music School in Santiago de Compostela).

2002 FIRST PRIZE. Cultural Duolun Cultural Area in Shanghai, China with S.M.A.O.

2000 FIRST PRIZE Musical Studies Center in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. Finished (2002)
Biennial 2000 of Architecture, Spanish Pavilion, Venice.

1999 FIRST PRIZE Concert Hall and Music School in Medina del Campo, Valladolid. Finished (2003)

1997 Store – Exhibition HAZEN PIANOS. Madrid. Finished.
Madrid City Hall XIII Architecture and Town Planning Award. Honorable mention. (Tienda – Exposición HAZEN en Madrid).

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