Published: Monday, March 17, 2008
Page 1 of 1
"The building is located in the area of Polanco, a hip neighborhood in Mexico City between two parks. The project consists of three apartments and a 30's house that has been protected by the Institute of Beaux Arts and has to be restored." says bgp arquitectura on Calderon de la Barca. More
Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta has been working as an architect since 1987, combining this activity with industrial design and teaching.
Bernardo studied architecture at the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City where he obtained his first professional degree in 1986. He received a Master of Science degree from Columbia University, New York 1987. Currently he is Dean of the Architecture School of the Universidad Anahuac, member of the National Academy of Architecture and of the National Creators Fellowship program by CONACULTA. During 2006 he was Vice-president of International Affairs of the Mexican Federation of Architects Associations and in 2007 he is honored as Chevalier de la Ordre National de la Legion da Honneur.
The design creativity of Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta has been widely recognized in Mexico as well as internationally, in 1998 he received the first "Mies van der Rohe" Award for Latin America. In 1989 he received the "30 under 30" prize from Interiors Magazine, New York, followed by the Latin American Grand Award at the Buenos Aires Biennial in 1993. He has also obtained Progressive Architecture Awards in 1994, 1995 and 1999; Record Houses Award in 1993, awards at the Mexican Biennials in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 and at the Quito Biennials in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004. In the year 2001 he received two Benedictus Awards and in 2002 he was recognized in the I Mexican Design Biennale and received several Quorum design awards for his furniture designs.
In 2002, as part of TEN arquitectos team, he won the international competition for the New Visual & Performing Arts Library in Brooklyn, N.Y. That year he also won the "Latin American Building of the Year" prize given at the World Architecture Awards, with "Hotel Habita".
More than 40 prizes support the work of Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta, who is known for his contemporary vocabulary that unites the aspirations of the modern world with the traditions of his native Mexican culture and environment.
Among his most recognized buildings are the National School of Theater, HABITA Hotel, Insurgentes Theater renovation, the French Youth Center in Lindavista and the Services Building for TELEVISA, all based in Mexico City, as well as the JVC Convention and Exhibition Center in Guadalajara. From 1987 until 2003 he was founding principal of TEN Arquitectos. In 2003 he became principal of BGP Arquitectura a multidisciplinary studio working simultaneously on architecture, furniture and product design where he has been involved in diverse projects of varying scale, stretching from the Americas to Europe.
Influenced by culture and today's technology his work has changed the way architects are thinking about contemporary design and architecture in Mexico.
Architecture-Page is an online design resource, featuring architecture and product design from the world over. More
Architecture-Page is brought to you by Page Productions