Studio Banana TV Interviews Benedetta Tagliabue

Studio Banana TV

Italian architect Benedetta Tagliabue

Italian architect Benedetta Tagliabue

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“Studio Banana TV interviews Italian architect Benedetta Tagliabue from the studio Miralles-Tagliabue (EMBT) in Barcelona on the occasion of their exhibition “4 quarters” at the European University of Madrid. Tagliabue is an Italian architect based in Barcelona and was the partner of the late Enric Miralles. Interview realised with the sponsorship of the European University of Madrid.”
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“Benedetta Tagliabue graduated with the highest note at the Graduate Institute of Architecture in Venice in 1989 with a thesis on Central Park in New York. This thesis won first prize in the Youth Biennale in Barcelona in 1991, which allowed her to study the Spanish architect Enric Miralles at Columbia University in New York. Their collaboration led them to gain international recognition. Miralles’ unexpected died in 2000 and Tagliabue has continued since then running EMBT and accomplishing projects such as the Hamburg School of Music (2000), the Parc Diagonal Mar (2003), the Scottish Parliament (2004), the Mercat de Santa Caterina (2005), the Natural Gas building (2005) and recently the Spanish pavilion at the next Expo in Shanghai 2010.
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Recently she received the Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Napier University (2004), The RIBA Stirling Prize 2005, the Centenary Medal from the Edinburgh Architectural Association and the 2005 Spanish National Architecture Prize ‘Manuel de la Dehesa’, for the Scottish Parliament building.
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The exhibition “4 quarters” shows a compilation of the latest works of EMBT Barcelona studio around four areas: housing projects, high-rise buildings, houses, and scenery and facilities. In Tagliabue’s own words, architecture should be thought “…as a whole, as something within but also around the building, in its surroundings (…). It’s just about turning an existing place into a better place.”.”

Source: Studio Banana TV
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