The Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza has been awarded the
HEINRICH TESSENOW GOLD MEDAL 2012. Among the distinguished
architects to have received the award are the Portuguese architect, Eduardo
Souto de Moura, Peter Zumthor from Switzerland and the Norwegian Sverre
Fehn, all laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
The award of the Heinrich Tessenow Society will be received at a public ceremony on January 30, 2013, in Hamburg. The HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU) cooperates closely with the Heinrich Tessenow Society with regards to their common concern for the building culture.The award also is conferred on architects whose architectural oeuvre is as
uncompromising, sober and essential as that proposed by the work, the
projects and the writings of Heinrich Tessenow.
The HEINRICH TESSENOW GOLD MEDAL was created in Hamburg in
1963 in honor of the German architect Heinrich Tessenow (1876-1950) a key
figure in the history of contemporary architecture both for his ideas and his
works. He always repeated: “the simplest form is not always the best, but the
best is always simple”. He studied in Munich and was professor in Dresden,
Vienna y Berlin.
Alberto Campo Baeza is an architect and professor at the Madrid School of
Architecture, ETSAM. He has taught at the ETH in Zurich and the EPFL in
Lausanne, at the Universities of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and the CUA in
Washington as well as numerous other prestigious schools of architectures
around the world.
His work has been widely recognized and acclaimed, with exhibitions at
CROWN HALL by MIES in Chicago, PALLADIO’s basilica in Vicenza, the
Urban Center in New York, the Basilica Santa Irene in Istanbul, the
prestigious Gallery Toto in Tokyo, and the Tempietto by Bramante in Rome.
And at the MAXXI in Rome in 2011.More about Alberto here