Francisco Mangado has been officially announced as the next guest of the Australian Institute of Architects. As part of the International Speaker Series, the next talk in Sydney will be held at University Hall, UTS on Tuesday, 25th September 2012.

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Born in Navarre in 1957, Francisco Mangado earned his architecture degree from the University of Navarre School of Architecture in 1982, and has since made this institution the center of his teaching career. He has been a Guest Professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, as well as Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale’s School of Architecture. He is Studio Professor in the Navarre school’s Master of Architectural Design program and Visiting Professor at l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. In June 2008 he set up the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, which aims to help increase architecture’s interaction with other fields of knowledge and action. His architectural practice is combined with this academic activity and foundation work, which he runs from his studio in Pamplona.

For his professional work Mangado has earned an Andrea Palladio International Architecture Award, a City of Thiene Architecture Award, an Architécti Prize, the FAD and CEOE Awards, and many more. His Plaza Dalí in Madrid won First Prize in the Madrid City Hall’s 20thurban Planning, Architecture and Public Works Awards (2005 edition). He won First Prize in the 2007 Saloni Architectural Awards and the Grand Prize in the Enor Architecture Awards for his Nueva Balastera Football Stadium in Palencia, as well as First Prize for Architecture awarded by the COAL in 2007, in the category of new public buildings, for the Nueva Balastera Soccer Stadium in Palencia. His Spanish Pavilion at Expo Zaragoza 2008 has merited the following honors: First Prize in the 7thASCER Ceramic Architecture Awards in 2008, First Prize for Construction at Construmat 2009, the Giancarlo Ius Gold Medal given by the UIA at the 4th Barbara Cappochin International Architecture Biennial in August 2009, and the Fernando García Mercadal Prize of the Aragon Architects Association (COA) the following September. In October 2009, Spain’s National Council of Architects’ Associations proclaimed the Pavilion winner of the National Architecture Prize for an individual work. In September 2009, Mangado’s Archaeology Museum in Vitoria capped the Copper in Architecture Award of the European Copper Institute in London, and in March 2010 it won First Prize in the Civic Construction category of the Basque-Navarrese Institute of Architects Association (COAVN) Awards. On December 6, 2011, has been named RIBA International Fellowship, an award that the Royal Institute of British Architects bives year by year to non-UK practitioners for their particular contribution to the field and profession.

Notable among Mangado’s works are the Cultural Center and Church in Thiene (Italy), the Auditorium and Congress Center of Pamplona, the Place Pey Berland in Bordeaux, the Municipal Exhibition and Congress Center of Ávila, the Archaeology Museum of Vitoria, the Football Stadium of Palencia, and the Spanish Pavilion at the 2008 International Exposition in Zaragoza. More recent projects include the Congress Center of Palma de Mallorca, the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias in Oviedo, and an office tower in Buenos Aires.

The Baluarte Auditorium and Congress Center in Pamplona and the Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Congress Center in Ávila were included in the exhibition on Spanish architecture that was held at the MoMA in New York City, as well as in Madrid, in 2006. In February 2011 the exhibition “Francisco Mangado Architect” opened at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, which shows the production of architecture and design done in recent years. The exhibition has later gone on show at the Auditorium of Teulada, the Palacio del Condestable in Pamplona, and the Aedes Gallery in Berlin