"In a society that celebrates the inessential, architecture can put up a resistance, counteract the waste of forms and meanings, and speak its own language. I believe that the language of architecture is not a question of a specific style. Every building is built for a specific use in a specific place and for a specific society"

Peter Zumthor

Home Notable Architects Rafael Moneo
Rafael Moneo PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 0
Sunday, 12 September 2010 17:37


Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your site

Born: May 9, 1937

Nationality: Spanish

Masterpiece: Kursaal Palace, San Sebastian, Spain



Rafael Moneo is the 1996 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. He was born in Tudela, Navarra, Spain in 1937. The Spaniard graduated from the Madrid University School of Architecture in 1961. Four years later he received his first big project – the Diestre Factory in Zaragoza.

Notable Work

1986 – The National Museum of Roman Arts, Merida, Spain

1992 – Pillar and Joan Miro Museum, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

1993 – L’llla building, Barcelona, Spain

1999 – Kursaal Palace, San Sebastian, Spain

2002 – Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles , California, USA

2006 - The Chace Center, Rhode Island School of Design, Wilmington, USA


Information is used from: www.gsd.harvard.edu


Comments (0)

Last Updated on Friday, 24 September 2010 13:19