JUROR 2011

Fernando Menis

Menis Arquitectos


Architect, Associate Professor of the Polytechnic University of Valencia and President of the Laboratory for Innovation in Architecture, Design and Advanced Tourism of Tenerife, he also participates as a jury member, director of workshops and lecturer at Harvard, Columbia Univ, ESA Paris, TU Berlin, Akbild Vienna or at Architecture Festivals in Switzerland, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Croatia, Italy etc.

After studying architecture in Barcelona, between 1981 - 2004, he teams with 2 other partners under the name Artengo-Menis-Pastrana. In 2004, he founds the practice Menis Arquitectos with offices in Tenerife and Valencia. Independently or in co-authorship, Menis signs projects that are built: Insular Athletics Stadium (2007), Magma Art & Congress (2005), Swimming Pool in the River Spree in Berlin (2004), Presidency of the Canary Islands (1999) as well as new projects, still in process: Concerts Hall Jordánek in Poland, Congress Center in Fuerteventura, Aurum House in Taiwan, Garden Tower, Santísimo Redentor Church in La Laguna.

Awarded with the National Prize for Architecture and Design (PAD 2000), winner of the Award for Future Cultural Project at World Architecture Festival (WAF 2010), of the Prize for Accessibility (SINPROMI 2007), Menis has also won several times already the Regional Prize of Architecture in the Canary Islands. and has been selected as national and international finalist at FAD Awards, the Spanish Architecture Biennial and nominated for the Mies van de Rohe Award.

Menis’s works are presented consistenly in publications around the world and made the subject of exhibitions (Venice Biennial, MOMANY, GA Tokyo, Glyptothek Athens, Moscow Artists’House etc.) or personal (Circulo de Bellas Artes Tenerife, Gabinete Literario Las Palmas, Madrid Architects Association, Valencia Architects Association, Universidad de Navarra, Aedes Berlin, TU Stuttgar etc.)

His biography and works are featured in depth in the volume “Fernando Menis reason + emotion” published by Actar-Spain in 2007. In 2011 fall-winter, the Korean editorial Archilife will publish a new updated monograph about Menis.