Moreno and Efrén García Grinda taking over the University Professorship for Architectural Design
Architect duo Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García
Grinda are going to be taking over the University Professorship for Architectural Design 1 at the University of Applied Arts
Vienna from October 2019. Díaz Moreno and García Grinda founded the renowned architectural firm amid.cero9 in Madrid, Spain
in 1997. In its international call for proposals, Angewandte has turned to architects who are very interested in the forward-looking
further development of built architecture and urban planning and who are taking on the challenges facing urban areas.
The designs, as well as buildings realized by Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda, focus on urban
planning issues and so are always concerned with sociological, technological and political developments. Their most important
buildings include: Institucíon Libre de Enseñanza Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos Madrid (2004 - 2014), Diagonal 80,
Exhibition Space and Factory Production in Madrid (2006-2009) and Cherry Blossom Palace in Jerte Valley (2008).
work has been exhibited several times since 2000 at the Biennale di Venezia and is part of the permanent collection at the
Pompidou Centre in Paris. In June 2019 their temporary pavilion "The Wooden Parliament" was a success as part of the London
Festival of Architecture, and they are set to participate in the project "Collective City" at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture
and Urbanism in South Korea in the fall of 2019.
The team complements its international academic renown with regular
publications. They ran a Diploma Unit at the AA (Architectural Association) in London for nine years, and have been visiting
professors at internationally acclaimed universities and art schools such as Harvard, Princeton and Cornell University, Städelschule
in Frankfurt and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda are taking charge
of Studio 1, succeeding Japanese architect and Pritzker prizewinner Kazuyo Sejima; and alongside Greg Lynn (Studio 2) and
Hani Rashid (Studio 3), they will be teaching architectural design, the core artistic subject of the Institute of Architecture
(IoA) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.