Antón García Abril: Duetos

Cornell in Rome Spring 2010 Lecture Series

Antón García Abril is a principal of Ensamble Studio in Madrid. Ensamble uses a multidisciplinary approach to the entire process of building: from the initial conceptual work to the construction detail—controlling every stage along the way. García Abril’s completed works include the Musical Studies Center in Santiago de Compostela (awarded first prize at the 2000 Galicia Biennial of Architecture); the concert hall and music school in Medina del Campo; the Martemar House in Málaga, the Valdés Studio in Madrid; and the central office of Spain’s General Society of Authors and Editors in Santiago de Compostela. Current projects include the Berklee Tower of Music in Valencia, the Paraíso Theater in Shanghai, the Museum of América in Salamanca, the Reader’s House in Madrid’s old Slaughterhouse, and the Cervantes Theatre in Mexico. Prior to founding his first firm in 1995, García Abril worked in the office of Santiago Calatrava and Alberto Campo Baeza. He received his doctorate from ETSA in Madrid.