The Festival de Arquitectura en español (F.A.E.) celebrated its second consecutive year in the Centro Cultural España in Mexico City. MMATT Arquitectos was invited, with other globaly noted architects.
We attended tech innovation workshops and masterclasses given by many icons in architecture, civil engeneering, design and urban planning professionals, such as Enrique Norten and Tatiana Bilbao.
Born in Mexico City in 1954, Norten studied architecture in the Universidad Iberoamericana (1978) and gained a masters degree in architecture by Cornell University (1980). Later, in 1986, he founded TEN Arquitectos in his hometown and then opened a second office in New York (2001).
In 2008, he was aknowledged as Distinguished Mexican by the Mexicans Abroad Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for his extensive trayectory as an architect. And recently he recieved the Fine Arts Medal in Architecture given by the National Fine Arts Institute in Mexico City.
With more than 330 projects, 60 finished works and many more still in the making, TEN Arquitectos has participated in many type and scale projects, from housing and cultural buildings to landscape design and urban planning.
Born in Mexico City in 1975, Tatiana studied architecture in the Universidad Iberoamericana (1996). She worked as a consultant in the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing of Mexico City in 1998. The, she founded Tatiana Bilbao S. C. in 2004 and was a design teacher in the Architecture and Urban Planning Bachelor in Universidad Iberoamericana (2005).
Her first project was the Jinhua Exhibition Hall under the leadership and coordination of the chinese artist and architect Ai Weiwei, who gathered a team of young architects of different countries to develop a park divided in pavillions located in the coast of Yiwu River, near Shanghái. Here, Bilbao managed the task of desingning the hall previously mentioned, that now is also known as: Exhibition Space.
During 2017, in collaboration with Gonzalo Ortega, Bilbao leaded the exhibition of Perspectives: Tatiana Bilbao Study, organized by the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MARCO) in Monterrey, Nuevo León. Here, she featured her projects made between 2004 and 2017.