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The third edition of the Basque Country International Architecture Biennial MUGAK will host the Europan international congress in San Sebastian

The Basque Country International Architecture Biennial Mugak/, which will be held between October 27 and November 27 in San Sebastián, Vitoria and Bilbao, will host at the Kursaal Congress Center of San Sebastian the forum between sessions of the Europan competition on November 4, 5 and 6. This international meeting is held in a different European city every two years and it will bring 300 professionals of European architecture and urbanism to the Basque Country this autumn.

‘Galernak’ Atlantic Architecture Film Festival is born in the context of the Mugak/ Architecture Biennial

The Atlantic Architecture Film Festival ‘Galernak’ will celebrate its first edition in November 2021. It will be within the framework of the Basque Country International Architecture Biennial Mugak/, which will hold its 3rd edition throughout the month. The call for the contest has been launched by the School of Architecture of the University of the Basque Country, in collaboration with the Elias Querejeta Cinema School, and has the objective of establishing a dialogue between architecture and cinema based on short films made by architecture students from Europe.

The third edition of the Basque Country International Architecture Biennial Mugak/ will open exhibitions in the three Basque capitals

The three Basque main cities will host exhibitions and conferences in the third edition of the Basque Country International Architecture Biennial Mugak/, presented this Wednesday at the Institute of Architecture of the Basque Country. The main Basque architectural event will take place between October 27 and November 27 of this year under the heading Heritage and Modernity, a motto that will run through the entire program, starting with the reflection on the creative process of Carme Pinós, the central exhibition of this edition.

The call for the Peña Ganchegui Prize to young Basque architecture is open until July 25

The Peña Ganchegui prize will be awarded this year for the third time and its registrations have already opened. The award, created in 2017 by the Basque Government and the Peña Ganchegui Archive, seeks to reward young Basque architecture. This third edition is celebrated on the 95th anniversary of the birth of the architect Luis Peña Ganchegui, who died in 2009, one of the greatest references of Basque Architecture in the second half of the 20th century.

This is how the Biennial Mugak/ closed its second edition, the most international and the closest to citizens

Over 45,000 people participated in the hundred activities and exhibitions of the second Basque Country International Architecture Biennial Mugak/, which took place in the three main Basque cities in 2019. According to the Basque Government’s Minister for Environment, Regional Planning and Housing, Iñaki Arriola, whose Department promotes this initiative since 2017, last edition’s assessment was “frankly positive”. He cherished “Mugak/’s consolidation as a global reference for debate and reflection on contemporary architecture and its social and cultural dimension”.


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