Biography of Pedro Casariego (1927-2002)

Spanish architect born on April 27, 1927 in Oviedo and died on September 8, 2002 in Madrid. A supporter of the so-called "modern movement", contributed to the development of the urban image of the capital of Spain.

Linked to painting and architecture by family tradition, he/she started his studies in 1946 in the school technology top of architects of Madrid (ETSAM), where he/she earned the title in 1953. From his professional beginnings, he/she stressed his extraordinary love for pictorial art that, years later, would be reflected in an exhibition of his work at the Juana Mordó Gallery (Madrid).

In 1955 partnered with Genaro Alas and constituted an architectural study that came out the plans for more than 200 projects. Among them, are some of the most emblematic buildings of the financial center of the capital of Spain, articulated around the paseo de la Castellana, as the Windsor Tower and buildings Centre and Trieste. Selected as a member of team architectural Spanish which studied the prefabrication in the building of Europe, at the beginning of the Decade of the 1960s worked in various countries in the Centre of the continent.

The teatro Campoamor of Oviedo (in collaboration with Nanclares and Ruiz), the railway station of Tres Cantos (Madrid) and Barajas (Madrid) Monky factory are part also of the highlights of his professional catalog.

Dr. architect since 1966, in the decades of the 1970s and 1980s worked as a teacher and Professor of projects at the ETSAM. He/She was also a member of the Spanish team selected as proprietor for the drafting of projects of architecture of Madrid (Ministry of Justice). In 1992 he/she was appointed director of the II Biennial of architecture.

His passion for the artistic disciplines had continuity among his sons, including prominent architects, designers, and writers such as Pedro Martín , Nicolás.

Bibliography

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