23.Jul.2021Third Position in the Wien Energie Restricted Competition for a façade design for the Simmeringer Haide Rotary Kiln System in Vienna
Invited by the Austrian largest energy suppliers, Wien Energie GmbH (part of Wiener Stadtwerke) amid.cero9 received the Third Position in the restricted competition for a concept design to develop a façade of the new rotary kiln system for the incineration plan sited in Simmering, Vienna. The work received a praising consideration by the jury members which described the design as “very subtle in its elaboration, showing a high design standard with its eye-catching appearance." The proposed title “Blätterwerk”, that could be translated as leaves or foliage, but also plays with the meaning of werk (factory), was acclaimed by the jury members and proclaimed it as a great work, with a very clever translation of the vegetal character. They also commended the idea of the path and the stairways as an essential part of the proposal.
24.Sep.2021forA on the Urban, the new Angewandte Journal, directed by Cristina Diaz Moreno and Efren Garcia Grinda along with the Editorial Board formed by Rektor Gerald Bast, Andrea Börner and Bärbel Müller, will be launched in the Venice Biennale next September 2021
The new journal will be a reality very soon, with an impressive Advisory Board and many other contributions. The pilot issue, designed by the New York based Studio Lin, will be formed by a set of materials, including a printed book, contained within a box. To know more visit the website here: https://www.fora-ontheurban.net/
09.Sep.2021New extension, refurbishment and reconstruction designed by amid.cero9 for a modernist building located in Barcelona
amid.cero9 in collaboration with the office Javier Trilla Arquitecto, is carrying out a complex project for the refurbishment, reconstruction and extension of a modernist building in one of the best neighborhoods of Barcelona. Along with the complexity and difficulty of such a commission, where the respect for the heritage, the rigor in the reproduction of the missing parts and the careful recovery of the building is so demanding, the new extension will be transformed in a penthouse.
04.Dec.2020Third Position ex-aequo in the competition for the NuMu Museum (Fundación Engel collection) in Parque Bicentenario in Vitacura, Santiago de Chile (watch a video in here)
amid.cero9 in collaboration with ARQIAR (Rogelio Arancibia and his son Vicente Arancibia) received an ex aequo third position (mencion honrosa) shared with the chilean architect Smiljan Radic, in the national landscape and architecture competition launched by the Fundacion Engel. The brief asked for a new museum to exhibit the Fundacion Engel private art collection and the design of the surrounding landscape. 76 proposals were submitted and reviewed by an impressive jury panel formed by names such as Steven Holl; David Chipperfield; David Adjaye; Charles Renfro, Architect Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Toshiko Mori; Glenn Lowry, MoMA Director (President of the Jury); Frances Morris, Tate Modern Director, Claudio Engel, President of the Engel Foundation among other.
13.Nov.2019The Wooden Parliament is now in Birkenhead Park
The Wooden Parliament designed by amid.cero9 is open to the public again at Birkenhead Park and will be part of the upcoming events organized by the RIBA North, National Architecture Centre, Birkenhead Park and FINSA.
01.May.2019amid.cero9 in Horizonte, published by the Bauhaus Universität Weimar
Horizonte, Journal for Architectural Discourse, published by the Bauhaus Universität Weimar features a long interview with Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda around the topic of the Public and the Common, held in November 2018 at their Studio at the Institut für Kunst und Architektur, IKA Wien
03.Sep.2019amid.cero9 in the Seoul Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism
The presence of amid.cero9 in the SBAU 2019 consists on one investigation, one installation, and one project carried out as a conclusion of continued research. The three bodies of work orbit around the idea of A Civilization Without Homes, a concept enunciated for the first time by Allan Collhoun at the beginning of the XXth century. The trilogy deals with complete reconceptualization of domestic space, starting from the rethinking of seemingly immovable principles, such as its permanence, its relationship with time, and its associations with rest and intimacy.
09.Jul.2019Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda appointed Professors at the Angewandte
Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda, principals and founders of amid.cero9, will succeed Zaha Hadid (2000-2015) and Kazuyo Sejima (2015-2019) in the direction of the Abteilung Architekturentwurf 1 (Architectural Design Studio 1) in the Institute of Architecture at the Angewandte. They have been appointed Universitätsprofessors für das Fach Architekturentwurf (University Professors of Architectural Design) in the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst at Vienna.
24.Jul.2019NEO2 Magazine online article
Entitled “amid.cero9 creates public artefact the wooden parliament”, the article explores the “idea to focus in a different way the traditional role of this type of architecture, transforming it’s nature of a functionless purpose into a true public artefact. (…)”
09.Jul.2019Clips of Giner de los Rios Foundation
Veronica Carreño Naranjo's new clips of Giner de los Rios Foundation, featuring the garden and the auditorium, in a blossoming spring time in Madrid. "Vuelaonada nace en 2013 para desarrollar la faceta más profesional orientada a la fotografía de arquitectura, vídeos, entrevistas, música y también tomas aéreas."
24.Jun.2019Pavillion for Seoul Biennale of Architecture 2019
amid.cero9 will be part of SBAU 2019, curated by Francisco Sanin and Beth Hughes. "The theme Collective City seeks to question how modes of collective practice can challenge the current paradigms of city development and offer resistance to the dominant systems of spatial production."
18.Jun.2019PHAIDON “Bubbletecture, Inflatable architecture and design”
The Golden Dome (Paris, 2010 and Tokyo, 2011) is part of a recent publication written by Sharon Francis and published by Phaidon. "Bubbletecture brings together inflatables in every conceivable size, shape, and hue across the realms of architecture, design, art, and fashion."
03.Jun.2019THE WOODEN PARLIAMENT is now open!
The temporary pavilion is now open in King’s Cross. Inauguration will be the 7 of June, Friday, for the London Festival of Architecture. Sponsored by Finsa, the pavilion will travel to Wirral after London. Photograph © Xavier Aguiló
03.Jun.2019What to see at the London Festival of Architecture 2019
Wooden Parliament is one of the suggested works to see from Wallpaper magazine at LFA 2019. "Conceived as an ‘immersive room wrapped with an ornamented dress’, it seeks to show the way architecture can serve as a mediator in public space."
01.Jun.2019Greetings from London and Wirral
Postcards are ready and in a few days the pavilion will be shipped from Galicia to King's Cross for the London Festival of Architecture 2019 and then to Birkenhead Park on the occasion of the Wirral Borough of Culture 2019.
08.May.2019Eyes Rooms Garden
A talk by amid.cero9 at Kunskapstrappan, for the Chalmers Architecture and Civil Engineering University, sharing the study that gave rise to the project of the Institution for Free Education in Madrid, with the aim of projecting the intellectual legacy of Giner de los Ríos towards the future.
01.Apr.2019ARCHIDEA Magazine issue 59 “Alternative Design Strategies”
Amid.cero9 were interviewed in a special edition of ARCHIDEA. “As a cultural construction and with strong links with technology, architecture has a marked contigent and contextual character. It is inherently linked to a specific time and culture.”
06.May.2019TRP21 Magazine issue 6 “Views on new approaches to drawing”
Amid.cero9 were invited to publish their project I.M.MEIAC:Digital Art Gallery. “The interaction with the digital art challenges common concepts of museum and curatorship because it doesn’t need physical space to produce or perceive this type of art”
01.Jun.2019THE WOODEN PARLIAMENT by amid.cero9, sponsored by Finsa
Temporary pavilion to be installed in King’s Cross for the London Festival of Architecture conceived as a speaker's room for public conversations and lectures. It is an immersive room wrapped with an ornamented dress that will be changing depending on the events. It will be open to the public during June 2019 and it's organized by the Museum of Architecture.
22.Jun.2018Architectural Association Strawberry Table, Graduation and Projects Review Summer Show 2018
As Unit Masters of Diploma 5 at the A.A. from 2009, Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efren García Grinda were selected to design and construct the annual tradition at the AA, the Projects Review Strawberry Table.
13.Apr.2018Competition for the Calahorra Roman Cloacae, La Rioja, (2018) Third Prize
amid.cero9 received the Third Prize in the open competition for the Roman Cloacae of Calahorra, La Rioja, organized by Ministerio de Fomento. In the words of the jury members the project was awarded due to its poetic idea of lifting the skin of the pavement, to get to see the subsoil and thereby to allow access and visualization to the maximum of the Roman remains. At the same time, this skin, when folded over the Roman remains and the party walls, allows the partial covering of those, creating a series of steps on which to contemplate the public space, organized through what the jury considered a powerful circular geometry.
01.Dec.2018FAKTUR, Issue 1
Amid.cero9 has published an essay entitled Alternative Beauties in the first issue of FAKTUR, a new journal edited by Pep Avilés that celebrates research as the source of architectural imagination, responding to the concerns of an emerging generation of architects and aiming to bridge the distance between practice and academic scholarship.
01.Apr.2019Undergoing investigation on Jjimjilbangs – Korean Saunas
Amid.cero9 will be part of the 2019 Seoul Architecture and Urbanism Biennial under the theme “Collective City”. The proposal, based on an investigation on jjimjilbangs – Korean Bath and Sauna houses, will include a publication and a piece for the Exhibition Hall of Dongdaemun Design Plaza designed by Zaha Hadid.
22.Mar.2019Ser un jardinero
Talk by Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda as a special visit to the Francisco Giner de los Ríos Foundation and its hidden garden, connecting concepts such as stereoscopic vision, strabismus and construction through the gaze. Main Auditorium Polytechnic University of Valencia ETSA-UPV, Cátedra Blanca, Matter and Form 8, sponsored by CEMEX.
04.Feb.2019VAULTS BEDS GARDENS: Public Hedonics and Alternative Publicness
Solo Exhibition by amid.cero9 at SOA Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton, New Jersey. The exhibition presents amid.cero9’s investigations on the role of architecture in the formation of the contemporary public realm through large format drawings and precious models recreating the working environment of their studio in Madrid.
01.Jul.2019THE WOODEN ALPHABET PAVILION by amid.cero9, sponsored by Finsa in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral
On the occasion of the Wirral Borough of Culture 2019 the Wooden Alphabet pavilion will travel to Wirrall for some months and different dresses will be covering the wood structure during the events. It will be included in the Art Outdoors program.
08.May.2019Eyes Rooms Gardens
Lecture by Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén García Grinda about latest amid.cero9’s work at Chalmers Technical University, Gothemburg, Sweden in the Public Lecture Series of the School of Architecture.
18.Mar.2019IKA Master Thesis Jury
Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda were part of the Jury Panel of the Master Thesis at the IKA Media Lab, Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Vienna, Austria.
28.Feb.2019Being a gardener is to build the experience
Lecture by Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén García Grinda about the work developed in parallel to the Institución Libre de Enseñanza project and amid.cero9’s work at the main auditorium in the brand new building of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia. The series is curated by Sille Pihlak and Johan Tali.
21.Feb.2019On the Bed. A Gallery Talk with amid.cero9 and Michael Meredith
SOA Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton, New Jersey. Now we lay us down to eat and talk: a conversation among students, amid.cero9 (Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda) and Michael Meredith. A second enactment of Vaults Beds Gardens as a communal bed to trigger a conversation about Public Hedonics and Alternative Publicness.
23.Jan.2019Studio Kazuyo Sejima “The River”
Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda Guest Critics for the Finals of the 2018 Fall Semester of the Studio Kazuyo Sejima entitled “The River”, at the Institute of Architecture of the Angewandte, University of Applied Arts Vienna.
17.Sep.2018Alternative Notions of Beauty
A talk by amid.cero9 at the Avery Hall, for the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Fall Lecture Series Columbia GSAPP, Columbia University, New York. Response by Anna Puigjaner.
06.Nov.2017Six Hundred and Twenty Years
Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García will lecture about the amid.cero9’s work in the Betts Auditorium at the SOA Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton New Jersey, as part of the Fall Lecture Series entitled Speculation.
08.Jun.2016Le Jardin des Prodiges Portables, the book.
The new series of publications gathering the work by amid.cero9, is being presented in East London Comic Arts Festival London 2016 with the Le Jardin des Prodiges Portables, the first of the zines dedicated to single projects with profuse documentation and original drawings.
15.Apr.2016El Croquis 184
amid.cero9’s work including Institución Libre de Enseñanza, Aegean Paradise, The Golden Dome, The Carbonipherous Forest and other projects is extensively showcased in the new El Croquis issue, together with MOS, Michael Mederith and Hilary Sample's office.
01.Aug.2015amid.cero9 in the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou
New adquisitions for the permanent collection of Pompidou by amid.cero9. Models and drawings of the Cherry Blosson Pavillion in Jerte Valley and Black Cloud in Rome have been included in the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou.
The Wine Spray project for a wine fountain and a public space by amid.cero9 for Campo de Criptana (Ciudad Real, Spain) has been published in the marvellous brand new book published by Clubkova.
10.Mar.2016Centre Pompidou: A History. Art, architecture, design from the 1980s until today
Jerte Valley Cherry Blosson Pavillion models and drawings showcased in the exhibition Une Histoire, Art, Architecture et Design, des Années 80 à Aujourd'hui, the installation of the contemporary collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris on display until March 2016.
21.Mar.2016GSD Platform 8 exhibition
The Harvard Graduate School of Design’s eighth annual Platform exhibition is now on view in Gund Hall’s first-floor main gallery, including the work produced in the Pleasure Gardens Option Studio directed by Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén Gª Grinda.
15.Mar.2016AV Monograph 183-184: Spain Yearbook 2016
Institución Libre de Enseñanza project selected as one of the best buildings 2016 and extensively published in the A&V Spain Yearbook 2016
08.Mar.2016Pleasure Gardens presented in Platform 8: An Index of Design & Research
Platform 8 catalogs a curated selection of work generated in the academic year 2014-2015 at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, including the Pleasure Gardens Option Studio directed by Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén Gª Grinda, published by Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Actar.
22.Jan.2016GSD Harvard Option Studio. Third Natures: London Typological Imagination
Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén Gª Grinda present the new GSD option studio for the Spring term at the GSD Piper Lecture Hall, focused on issues of language, typological imagination and subjectivity in the definition of interiorized public spaces in London.
07.Jan.2016Lecture at Arkitektskolen Aarhus, In-Between Series 2016
Third Natures, Lecture by Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén Gª Grinda in Extended Praxis series, Fields of Action & Practical Vocabularies, organized by the Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Dokk 1 Large Hall, Aarhus, Denmark.
14.Dec.2015Questions of Representation in Architecture
The new book on representation edited by Anne Elisabeth Toft and Christina Capetillo presents an interview to Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén Gª Grinda and publishes amid.cero9's latest projects and drawings.
03.Dec.2015Francisco Giner de los Ríos Foundation awarded with the 2015 ACI Award for Sustainability
Legendary Institución Libre de Enseñanza in Madrid by amid.cero9 receives the 2015 ACI Award in the category of Sustainability and Social Contribution.
18.Nov.2015What Is Cosmopolitical Design? Design, Nature and the Built Environment
amid.cero9's work and a Cristina & Efrén's essay is presented in the compilation of projects and texts What Is Cosmopolitical Design? Design, Nature and the Built Environment edited by Albena Yaneva and Alejandro Zaera-Polo
Institución Libre de Enseñanza Project has been awarded with the 2015 COAM Prize, Madrid Association of Architects, with the 1st Prize of all categories.
22.Oct.2015Keynote Speakers in Acadia 2015, Computational Ecologies: Design In The Anthropocene
Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén García Grinda will be lecturing in the Main Hall School Of Architecture Of The University Of Cincinnati, as part of the Acadia 2015, organized by Chris Perri, presenting talks by Nadir Tehrani, Phillippe Rahm, Branko Kolarevic, Andrew Kudless, Achim Menges and Francois Roche.
15.Oct.2015In an increasingly familiar world
In an increasingly familiar world, a text by Cristina and Efrén about amid.cero9’s design techniques is presented in Design Techniques, A+T 45, the first volume of the SOLID series, a joined venture of a+t magazine and Harvard GSD.
28.Sep.2015Architectural Association Diploma 5 new brief: WILD
Cristina Díaz Moreno, Efrén Gª Grinda and Ben Reynolds will be presenting WILD, the new DIP5 brief 2015-16, focused on the contemporary relationships with technology and the subject of languages and subjectivity in architecture, at the Architectural Association Main Lecture Hall.
23.Sep.2015OpenHouse Madrid at the Institución Libre de Enseñanza
OpenHouse Madrid and the founder of Open House World Wide, Ms. Victoria Thorton, will present the Madrid program in the Francisco Giner de los Ríos Foundation, with the intervention of Efrén Gª Grinda and Cristina Díaz Moreno.
The work of amid.cero9 presented in the Architectural Digest magazine and accompanied with a short interview and beautiful pictures of Francisco Giner de los Ríos Foundation
01.Apr.2015amid.cero9 awarded with the prize AD Architectural Digest New Values 2015
The work and projects by amid.cero9 have been awarded with the Prize New Values 2015 of the magazine AD Architectural Digest.