Exhibition dedicated to the works recognised by the Peña Ganchegui 2023 Prize for Young Basque Architecture.
The exhibition is headed by the work of the San Sebastian studio Ortega Diago, formed by Gonzalo Sánchez Ortega and Armando Diago, winner of the Peña Ganchegui 2023 Prize. The jury of the edition, integrated by María Langarita, Fernando Márquez Cecilia and Antonio Ortiz, valued their exercise in spatial synthesis, the delicacy in the treatment of materials, the singular programmatic solutions, the concern for fluidity in the circulations and the accent on transparencies shown in their work. The exhibition includes several works in which these values can be appreciated: interior design works, both home renovations and refurbishments of commercial and work spaces; and unfinished building projects, including several dwellings designed in the Hondarribia area.
Accompanying Ortega Diago in this exhibition are the teams that won a special mention: the architect Amaia Arana, the Gurea cooperative and the Mugara studio. Of the former, the "notable attention to environmental concerns and the exquisite care in the treatment of materials" is valued. Of the second, its "responsibility in taking on the challenges of the new energy and social paradigms". Of the third, their "particular way of looking at reality", highlighting the singularity and diversity of the solutions, as well as the risk taken in their proposals.
The show also illustrates the work of the rest of the shortlisted candidates: Anarte, Eloi Landia and Equi Studio, in which the jury wished to recognise the value of their trajectory, their diversity of approaches and the interesting lines of work that they all tackle.