The thirteenth Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial (XIII BEAU), entitled Alternativas / Alternatives, features 22 jury selected projects completed between January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015 by contemporary Spanish architects. The exhibit, which also includes an additional 20 shortlisted works, features large-scale image displays and audiovisual commentary about the winning projects, as well as drawing reproductions and architectural models. Many of the works presented, under the categories of Heritage, Planning and Innovation, employ sustainable practices and rely on local materials. The projects – which vary from small-scale works, such as residential homes, to mid-size interventions, such as schools and public parks – showcase the ability of Spanish architects to formulate innovative solutions with both a limited budget and modest resources. This exhibit is curated by BEAU Co-Directors and jury members Begoña Díaz-Urgorri, Juan Domingo Santos and Carmen Moreno Álvarez, and overseen by Francisco Mangado, Spain’s General Coordinator of Biennales. It will be presented as part of AIA Architecture Month together with Export: Spanish Achitecture Abroad, after being on show at La Alhambra (Granada, Spain) and Cooper Union (New York).
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