“With love from Spain”

Utzon Center in Aalborg shows until Jan 2 2022 the exhibition ‘With Love From Spain’.

The exhibition, With Love From Spain will introduce you to 11 Spanish architects and architecture firms, and their love of some our great Scandinavian architects and designers. They include the likes of Arne Jacobsen and Jørn Utzon.


A good summary of the exhibition is found on ArchDaily which also provides a link to an extensive information leaflet.

The exhibition With Love from Spain in Aalborg, Denmark, is a collaboration between Utzon Center and the Aarhus School of Architecture. It is based on the research project ‘Escandinavia – Architectural dialogues between Denmark and Spain’, which investigates the fortunate parallelisms, influences and translations between Nordic and Spanish architectural cultures. The origin of this long-term affinity is to be found in the significant interest that Spanish architects had in Nordic architecture, extensively focused on its Modern Masters: Alvar Aalto, Erik Gunnar Asplund, Sigurd Lewerentz, Sverre Fehn, Arne Jacobsen, and Jørn Utzon.


For convenience I have added links below, to the participants and the displayed projects. At the end some pictures of mine from the visit to the exhibition.

Participating architects and practices

(1) Aulets Arquitectes

(2) BAAS Arquitectura

(3) Carles Oliver

(4) Harquitectes

(5) Javier García-Solera Vera

(6) Linazasoro & Sanchez Arquitectura

(7) Luis Martínez Santa Maria

(8) Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

(9) Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

(10 Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos

(11) TEd´A Arquitectes

Projects on display

Arimunami school, Mallorca ( 1 ) (aixopluc.net) (school)

Study for the painter Damia Jaume, Mallorca ( 1 )

Municipal archives, Mallorca ( 1 )

Museu Can Framis, Barcelona ( 2 ) (Museum)

Life Reusing Posidonia, Formentera ( 3 ) (Archdaily) (EUMiesAward)

Casa 1014, Granollers ( 4 ) (Archdaily)

Casa 1413, Girona ( 4 ) (Archdaily)

Lecture Hall 3, University of Alicante ( 5 ) (EUMiesAward) (Arquitecturaviva)

Extension of San Lorenzo Church, Valdemaqueda, Madrid ( 6 )

Cultural centre of the Piarists, Lavapiés, Madrid ( 6 )

Social housing, Mocejón ( 7 ) (review)

Caja de arquitectos, Madrid ( 7 )

Museo San Telmo, San Sebastian ( 8 ) (Museum)

Ceuta public library ( 9 ) (Archdaily)

Villa Romana La Olmeda, Palencia ( 9 ) (Museum)

Iglesia y centro parroquial San Jorge, Pamplona ( 10 ) (book)

The Condestable’s House, Pamplona ( 10 ) (Archdaily)

Jaime and Isabelle’s Home ( 11 )

My impressions

(i.e. from the exhibition)

Utzon Center 14/Aug/2021
painting: Damià Jaume Guardiola


By thohagstrom


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