The exhibition illustrates the work of the candidates selected as finalists by the jury of the Peña Ganchegui Award for Young Basque Architecture.
The award is held every two years for architects who graduated less than 10 years ago and who, individually or collectively, carry out their professional work in the Basque Country or have graduated from a University from this region.
It is awarded to recognise a young architectural trajectory and, at the same time, to boost a career with an emerging projection, giving visibility to works that, as well as being representative of an impeccable professional practice, also contribute to promote, develop and consolidate our architectural culture. Therefore, rather than being granted for a specific piece, it is awarded for a collection of works of diverse nature.
The finalists not only receive visibility thanks to their work being exhibited, but they will also participate in talks and/or guided visits to the exhibition.
Created by the Peña Ganchegui Archive in collaboration with the Housing and Architecture Directorate of the Basque Government, the Peña Ganchegui Award is named after the most outstanding Basque architect from the second half of the 20th Century, founder of the San Sebastian School of Architecture and author of works such as the Torre Vista Alegre (Zarauz, 1959), the Plaza de la Trinidad (San Sebastian, 1963) and Plaza del Tenis (San Sebastian, 1976), antechamber to the Peine del Viento (Wind comb).
Department for the Environment, Land Planning and Housing of the Basque Government and the Peña Ganchegui Archive
Coordinated by Mario Sangalli, Technical Secretary of the Peña Ganchegui Archive, the finalists are selected by a jury formed by the Basque Government's Architecture and Housing Director, Pablo García Astrain; the Director of the Peña Ganchegui Archive, Rocío Peña; and three guests: architects Lluis Clotet, Ángela García de Paredes and Carlos Quintáns.