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THE ARCHITECT RICHARD GLUCKMAN WINS AN AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS FOR HIS DESIGN OF THE MUSEO PICASSO MÁLAGA

10/18/2005

The architectural firm Gluckman Mayner Architects receives a 2005 Design Award from the American Institute of Architects for its design of the Museo Picasso Málaga.

This prestigious award is given to the most innovative American architectural projects. The New York firm Gluckman Mayner Architects received two honors: one for the architectural design of the Museo Picasso Málaga (Malaga, Spain), and the other for the design of the Sculpture Garden Pavilion (New York, USA). The expansion and renovation of the buildings that make up the Museo Picasso Málaga was designed by Richard Gluckman of Gluckman Mayner Architects, and by Isabel Cámara and Rafael Martín Delgado, of Cámara/Martin Delgado Architects, together with the participation of the engineering firm ARUP.

As Richard Gluckman explains in The Architecture of the Museo Picasso Málaga: “The success of a project of this type requires that three primary elements balance each other: the existing building, the contemporary intervention, and the art experience.” Furthermore, he says: “The result is a dense matrix of new and renovated structures. The new white buildings provide a quiet armature, weaving through existing structures in a way that unifies the district and provides an institutional identity to the Museo Picasso Málaga.”

The New York delegation of the American Institute of Architects, an association that brings together the best architects working in the United States, received a total of 41 prizes across three categories: Architecture, Interior Architecture and Projects. Models, plans and videos of this year´s winning projects will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture in New York until December 3.

The jury for this important recognition had to select among hundreds of submissions from architectural firms. Submissions for the 2005 awards included local, national and international projects ranging from residential homes to public buildings.