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Project “Spinning the wheel”: Jaime Magén featured in the Pirelli´s Annual Report


On January 30th and 31st, in the Fondazione Pirelli space in Milan, a group of ten up-and-coming world talents, welcomed by the chairman and CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera, took part in a two-day workshop aimed at interpreting and representing, through their talent, the simplest and at the same time one of the most revolutionary inventions in the history of mankind. With ‘Spinning the wheel’, this year the focus is shifted onto talent, with the aim of highlighting the creativity, foresight, commitment, perseverance and passion which shape a successful idea, project or product.

Now, the participation of Jaime Magén in the project “Spinning the wheel” is featured in the Pirelli´s Annual Report, with an interview ant the following text of the english novelist and playwright Hanif Kureishi, in charge of the coordination of the event :

“Jaime showed us the importance and magnificence of the circle, of unilateral symmetry, in architecture, from the theatres of the ancient Romans to the campuses of Apple. How it embodies fortitude, elegance and the void – a sense of endlessness, without a point zero.
But it is also represented in the body, in the womb, the head, the mouth and the vagina, places from which there is an emergence and genesis.

Jaime talked captivatingly about the history of circles, how they have the dual faculty of keeping this enclosed while keeping things external too. His own architecture and design seeks to explore these themes, and his latest project an elliptical school, uses the endless exuberance of the circle to encourage playfulness in its central playground. While being a contained space, it eschews corners and angular barriers affording instead a sense of limitlessness and freedom. It offers security within – protecting children – while guarding them from others outside, without being constrictive.

His concepts are functional while being patently philosophical too, and this vivifies his work. Jaime produces not just buildings, but ideas.” [Hanif Kureishi]


Related Videos:

Spinning the wheel, Talent at work  http://youtu.be/o5oz1_vEjv8

Spinning the wheel, Hanif Kureishi  http://youtu.be/V-JUkEZ0Ezw

Spinning the wheel, Annual Report  http://youtu.be/nKuL3mffUB0



“Escuela infantil en la periferia”, en el blog cultural de El País “Del tirador a la ciudad”

Artículo sobre la Escuela Infantil en el barrio de Valdespartera de Zaragoza, en el blog de cultura de El País “Del tirador a la ciudad”, de Anatxu Zabalbeascoa.


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Work in progress: L temporary pavilion



El CEI Valdespartera, seleccionado en los VI Premios ENOR



El Centro de Educación Infantil Valdespartera ha sido uno de los Proyectos Seleccionados en los VI Premios de Arquitectura ENOR, de entre las 305 obras presentadas.

El jurado estaba formado por Eduardo Souto de Moura, Carlos Quintáns, Juan Domingo Santos, Fredy Massad, Luis Martínez Santa-María y Juan Creus.

Kindergarten Valdespartera is one of the Selected Projects in VI ENOR Architectural Awards. 305 projects were presented.

The Jury was composed by Eduardo Souto de Moura, Carlos Quintans, Juan Domingo Santos, Fredy Massad, Luis Martinez Santa-Maria y Juan Creus.

+ info: Centro de Educación Infantil Valdespartera, Kindergarten Valdespartera

Actualizado Mayo 2014- Conferencias

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Actualizado Mayo 2014 – Exposiciones

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La Sede de la Comarca del Bajo Martín, publicada en Archstone

La Sede de la Comarca del Bajo Martín, publicada en “Archstone. Architetture in pietra del nuovo milenio”.

Italian architectural publication “Archstone. Architetture in pietra del nuovo milenio”  features the Bajo Martin County Seat, by Magén Arquitectos.

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“La era de los edificios-lugar”, artículo de Anatxu Zabalbeascoa en El País.

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“Es un hecho que los niños construyen su propio mundo, pero también lo es que hay que dejarles espacio para hacerlo. Por eso la labor (…) consistió en reinventar el lugar, en transformar un territorio inhóspito en un espacio habitable. (…) El patio elíptico y la planta redondeada obedecen a la orientación de la escuela, buscan el soleamiento, pero marcan también un gesto de cercanía. El colegio quiere ser la gran plaza, el espacio de relación y encuentro que los bloques del barrio parecen ocultar.”  Anatxu Zabalbeascoa.

It is a fact that children construct their own world, but so is you have to give them space to do. So the work (…) was to reinvent the place, to transform a nowhere land into a living space. () the elliptical courtyard and rounded plan obey the guidance of the school, seeking sunlight, but also make a gesture of closeness. The school wants to be the main square, space of relationship that the blocks of the neighbnourhood seem to hide. Anatxu Zabalbeascoa.


+ info: Centro de Educación Infantil Valdespartera, Kindergarten Valdespartera

Actualizado Abril 2014 – Premios Obra Construida

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