Awards: Selected for the Arsenale in 2002 VIII Venice Biennial of Architecture 2000
1st Prize Manuel de Oraá Award 1998/99 2000
1st Prize PAD Award 2000 1986
1st prize. International Competition for Presidency announced by the Government, 1986
Description: The Presidential Building of The Government of The Canary Islands is the seat of government in the islands. It is developed around a reconstructed piece of architecture of great cultural and historical value: the traditional courtyard made of Tea Wood used in the vernacular architecture of this area closet o Africa, first enclave of Spanish conquest of America. Stone, concrete and Wood are the materials that mixed together determine and characterize the building finish. While in the exterior magnificent volumes are built using rough basaltic stone, different coloured blocks of stones, brought from different islands, are placed in the most significant spaces of the interior of the building.
Architects: Fernando Menis, Felipe Artengo Rufino, José Maria Rodriguez Pastrana.
Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife. Spain.
Use: Offices, Auditorium, Press and conference rooms.
Structure: Reinforced concrete.
Materials: Local stone, concrete, wood.
Competition Date: 1986.
Status: Built 1993-1999.
Client: Canary Islands Government; General Direction of Heritage, Ministry of Economy.
Total built area: 6.500 m2.
Construction Budget: 7.078.300 euros.
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