The quest for efficiency and functionality

Wed 22 Sep | 15:30 - 16:15

Fran Silvestre studied at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. From 2002 to 2004 he worked in Álvaro Siza’s studio in Porto and then returned to Valencia where a year later he set up his own studio. In 2016 he obtained his doctorate degree cum laude from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, before a tribunal chaired by the architect and UPC professor Carlos Ferrater.

His most significant projects include: the Alfafar art centre and auditorium (2008), the atrium house (2009), the cliff house (2011), the Balint house (2014) and the house between the Pinada (2016).

He has won international awards and recognitions, such as the MHK Award in Berlin in 2009, the Nagrade Hise Award in 2011, the Red Dot Design Award in 2013, the BEAU Award, and the IFCC in New York, both in 2016.

He has also participated in international congresses such as the Cityliv held in Maastricht in 2013, or the International Congress of Architecture in Panama in 2014. His work has been published in magazines such as GA Houses, On-Site or Arquitectura Viva… and specialised architecture books by publishers such as Taschen and Phaidon Press.

The National Congress of Advanced Architecture and Construction 4.0 wants to introduce the key exponents that are becoming referents.