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Prefabricated, Concrete

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September 29th 1913, Daimiel, Ciudad Real, Spain

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Spain

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  • 1994 - Golden Medal for Architecture
  • 2003 - National Prize for Architecture

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"Architecture is limited space as such it needs a material limitation, and this, just like our own bodies, must have a skin."
Miguel Fisac

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February 18th, 2021

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Miguel Fisac Serna was born 29 September 1913 in Daimiel in Spain. He moved to Madrid aged 17 to study architecture, but fled to France during the Civil War. He returned after the war, and graduated from ETSAM in 1942. His first work was completed that same year: the Holy Spirit Church, built upon the remains of the auditorium of the Student Residence in Madrid. During a trip to Sweden he would discover the works of Gunnar Asplund, which would influence his concept on architecture. Always working with newer materials, his style evolved over time: from abstract classicism he moves toward a greater use of brick, which he would later abandon for concrete, especially pre-stressed concrete, his patented invention. Some of his most emblematic works are from this last period, like the Hydrographical Study Centre or the Jorba Laboratories - La Pagoda. He was member of Opus Dei from 1935 till 1955, when he left the organisation. He died 12 May 2006 in Madrid.

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