International Keynote Speaker

Fernando Menis Architects


Friday 27th September 2019

@POLIS University, C1 - h.11




Fernando Menis (Spain) Over the course of 40 years of acclaimed architectural practice, Fernando Menis has materialized a wide range of designs, from congress centers, concert halls, sports facilities to waterfronts, parks, plazas, housing and schools. He is the founder of Menis Arquitectos, an architecture and urban planning office based in Tenerife, the designs of which stand out for their respectful integration of buildings in their context, the innovative use of traditional materials, recycling and a unique expressiveness all of which are accomplished strictly within established budgets.The quality of Menis’ s production and research has been recognized worldwide with prestigious awards among which: German Design Award 2018 - “Interior Architecture”; Iconic Award 2017 - “Public Building”; Best Concrete Building at WAN Awards 2016; Gold Award to the Best Public Building at Taipei Intl. Design Awards 2016; Special Award to Accessibility at CEMEX Intl. Awards 2016; Best Cultural Building 2015, awarded by the Polish Architects Association; First Prize at World Architecture Festival 2012 in “New & Old” category and the “Special Director’s Award” at the same edition; the Ambuja Cement Foundation Award for Architectural Innovation with Concrete, 2016; Best Future Cultural Project Award at World Architecture Festival 2016; Spanish National Architecture and Decoration Award 2000.

A PhD Architect, he was a Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University, the American University of Sharjah, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Akbild Wien Academy and ESA Paris. He chairs the Laboratory for Innovation in Architecture, Design and Advanced Tourism of Tenerife, a non-profit that aims to promote energy efficiency, new construction systems, creative urban planning and technological innovation in tourist destinations.



This event was possible thanks to the cooperation with the Embassy of the  Kingdom of Spain in Albania and the Billa Company



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