Antonio Ortiz


Antonio Ortiz is an architect by the School of Architecture of Madrid since 1971. He has been a visiting professor at the Lausanne and Zurich polytechnics as well as in Harvard, Cornell and Columbia universities as well as in the School of Architecture of Pamplona. He has held the Kenzo Tange Professorship at Harvard’s G.S.D. and since 2004 has been an honorary professor at the University of Seville and occupied the Catedra Blanca at the School of Architecture.

Together with Antonio Cruz, he started his professional activity in 1971. Some of his better-known projects and works are the addition to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Spanish Pavilion at the Hannover 2000 Expo, the Cartuja Stadium in Seville, the addition to the SBB Railway Station in Basel, Seville’s Public Library, the Stadium of the Community of Madrid, the Huelva Bus Station, Santa Justa Railway Station in Seville and, also in Seville, a housing building in Dona Maria Coronel Street.

Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz have received, among others, the National Prize of Spanish Architecture, the Prize City of Seville, the Prize City of Madrid, the Brunel 92 International Award, the Construmat Prize and the Prize of the C.E.O.E. Foundation. On two occasions, they have been runners-up for the Mies van der Rohe Award. Lately, they have obtained the Premio Andalucia de Arquitectura 2008 for the Basel Railway Station. In 1997 they were awarded the Gold Medal of Andalusia for their professional career.

Cruz and Ortiz’s work has been widely reviewed in the main specialized publications and several monographs about it have been published (Tanais, Princeton Architectural Press, Birkhauser, AV and Gustavo Gili). In addition, exhibitions about their work have taken place in Zurich (E.T.H.), Berne (Amthaus), Lausanne (EPFL), Bolzano (Ordine degli Architetti), Boston (Harvard, Graduate School of Design), Berlin (Aedes East Gallery), and Seville and Granada (Andalusian regional Government).