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COPPER MEDAL TFP AWARDS 2012 JUAN NAVARRO BALDEWEG

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JUAN NAVARRO BALDEWEG

The architect, painter and sculptor Juan Navarro Baldeweg (Santander, 1939) is said to have looked at structural practices with a novel gaze, in which the structure is understood as the object that activates the existing physical context. He graduated in 1965 from the Technical School of Architecture at Madrid's Universidad Politecnica, also earning his doctorate there in 1969. From 1959 to 1960 he studied engraving at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts. He is a Full Professor of the Architectonic Projects Department of his graduating school, to which, in his teachings, he introduced his metaphorical visions of architecture.

In 1974 he was awarded a scholarship from the Juan March Foundation to pursue postgraduate studies in the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a research fellow-in-residence under Gyorgy Kepes. It was at this time that he worked with a perception of the object as a specific visualizer of the invisible qualities of the context. This idea would be explained in his lectures "Complementary Geometry" and "An Object is a Section". His research on action at a distance is also from this period.

His architectonic work has been associated with that of his contemporaries and colleagues Rafael Moneo and the Portuguese architect, Alvaro Siza Vieira. Initially, the work of Navarro Baldeweg sought to translocate the formal representations and systems from the world of art, especially from the first half of the 20th century. Subsequently he evolved towards formal speculations, like those of other architects of his generation. Juan Navarro has pursued his career as an architect in parallel with the study and practice of painting, engraving and sculpture, facets that have brought him recognition as a plastic artist of international standing.

Juan Navarro Baldeweg Is a Permanent Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. His introductory speech, titled "El horizonte en la mano" included a reflection on artistic and architectonic creation as the coming together of two driving forces: the gaze and the desire. He is also in possession of the National Award for Plastic Arts (1990), the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal (1998), the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts (2007) and the Gold Medal for Spanish Architecture 2008. In 2012 The Spanish Royal Mint conferred on him the Tomás Francisco Prieto Award in its 23rd edition.
Information about the Medal
Year 2012  
Diameter (mm) 60  
Metal COPPER  
Weight (g) 1093  
Maximum Mintage (units) 225  

JUAN NAVARRO BALDEWEG

The architect, painter and sculptor Juan Navarro Baldeweg (Santander, 1939) is said to have looked at structural practices with a novel gaze, in which the structure is understood as the object that activates the existing physical context. He graduated in 1965 from the Technical School of Architecture at Madrid's Universidad Politecnica, also earning his doctorate there in 1969. From 1959 to 1960 he studied engraving at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts. He is a Full Professor of the Architectonic Projects Department of his graduating school, to which, in his teachings, he introduced his metaphorical visions of architecture.

In 1974 he was awarded a scholarship from the Juan March Foundation to pursue postgraduate studies in the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a research fellow-in-residence under Gyorgy Kepes. It was at this time that he worked with a perception of the object as a specific visualizer of the invisible qualities of the context. This idea would be explained in his lectures "Complementary Geometry" and "An Object is a Section". His research on action at a distance is also from this period.

His architectonic work has been associated with that of his contemporaries and colleagues Rafael Moneo and the Portuguese architect, Alvaro Siza Vieira. Initially, the work of Navarro Baldeweg sought to translocate the formal representations and systems from the world of art, especially from the first half of the 20th century. Subsequently he evolved towards formal speculations, like those of other architects of his generation. Juan Navarro has pursued his career as an architect in parallel with the study and practice of painting, engraving and sculpture, facets that have brought him recognition as a plastic artist of international standing.

Juan Navarro Baldeweg Is a Permanent Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. His introductory speech, titled "El horizonte en la mano" included a reflection on artistic and architectonic creation as the coming together of two driving forces: the gaze and the desire. He is also in possession of the National Award for Plastic Arts (1990), the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal (1998), the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts (2007) and the Gold Medal for Spanish Architecture 2008. In 2012 The Spanish Royal Mint conferred on him the Tomás Francisco Prieto Award in its 23rd edition.