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    Museum of Architecture and Design gives us the International Architecture Award 2017

    September 4, 2017

  • The Chicago Athenaeum (Museum of Architecture and Design) and the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies recently passed judgement on their 2017 International Architecture Award, deciding to award it to our Master Plan for the College of Hotel Management, Tourism and Gastronomy in Santa Maria del Mar (Peru), amongst other projects.

    Acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards worldwide, the International Architecture Award recognises the best works worldwide in the fields of architecture, landscaping and urban planning. In this edition, in which there was a record number of submitted proposals, the jury, gathered in Dallas, shortlisted a total of 24 projects from 27 countries.

    On September 8th, coinciding with their annual The City and The World Symposium, the Chicago Athenaeum will inaugurate in Athens a special exhibition on the award-winning buildings.

    In the image: General view of the project

    CONTACT: Manuela Casado

    CONTACT EMAIL: mcasado@idom.com

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    January 12, 2017

    Conceptual Design of the MSE Telescope

    On November 16th, the mid-term review of the Conceptual Design for the Telescope of the Mauna Kea Spectroscopic Explorer was successfully held in IDOM office in Minneapolis. Mauna Kea is one of the best sites in the world for astronomy. However, it is as well an ecologically sensitive area. The ...

    January 12, 2017

    In the top 50 architectural firms

    The English publication Building Design (BD) presented, for another year, its famous WA100 survey, which includes the 100 largest architectural firms in the world, analyzing in detail their size, presence in different sectors, areas, etc. This report is indispensable if you want to know who's ...

    January 1, 2017

    Change of Presidency of IDOM

    After a career spanning more than 50 years, covering a wide range of responsibilities, Fernando Querejeta San Sebastián has handed over the presidency of IDOM to Luis Rodríguez Llopis. Fernando has been CEO from 2004 until the end of 2016, when Luis was endorsed as the new president at the annual ...

    December 27, 2016

    The new vertical district in Delhi

    Imagine that you live in a city of 25 million inhabitants, but in your area – residential and commercial – there are practically no cars and you can go to the office by bicycle or on foot, and the nearest metro station is just minutes away, connecting you with the rest of the metropolis. Best ...

    December 19, 2016

    International Exhibition of Public Works in Algeria

    Specializing in the construction sector, public works and its auxiliary industry, the International Exhibition of Public Works (SITP), brings together, multiple professionals in the sector each year. Since the first edition in 2003, the exhibition has grown year after year to become a reference ...

    December 13, 2016

    Bosch Smart Green Home Project. Official opening attended by Portuguese Prime Minister

    In early December 2016, the official opening of the Smart Green Home Project was held at the Bosch Thermotechnology Center in Aveiro. The event was attended by Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, and Minister of Economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral. The international company of German origin ...

    December 12, 2016

    “Dulces Nombres II” Combined Cycle (Mexico)

    Iberdrola, the most important private producer of electricity in Mexico, is growing its share of the energy market in the country. The multinational electric utility company has one of the most efficient and flexible combined cycle power plants in Mexico. Located close to the city of Monterray, ...

    November 22, 2016

    The Salburua Civic Centre rises to victory in the WAF Awards

    The 2016 edition of the World Architecture Festival, held in the Berlin Arena in November, is the biggest international architectural event in the world. Gonzalo Carro, head architect of the team of IDOM professionals who designed the project and construction managed the building works of the ...

    November 18, 2016

    Among leading rail experts

    The Watford Group is an international association of professionals involved in the design of stations and other elements related to the world of rail and issues such as their impact on the environment. Each year, this group brings together some 80 experts from 20 different countries in a city ...

    November 8, 2016

    Developing the scheme design for several hospitals

    To renew its public infrastructure, Mexico is using a dynamic and flexible formula that involves creating public-private partnerships (PPPs) for which companies can submit unsolicited proposals (Propuestas No Solicitadas – PNS). During 2016 and 2017, at least 7 hospitals will be bid for under ...

    October 26, 2016

    Industrial Heritage in Guatemala

    Since 2008, the network of researchers of Industrial Heritage in Guatemala – as part of ARQUINDUGUA -  have been holding an annual event whose main objectives include contributing to the knowledge base of this area of national history. The VI edition of the event was held at the Railway ...

    October 25, 2016

    Sustainable and intelligent building

    Colombia is experiencing a major boom in construction, both in the residential sector and the public works sector. Public authorities and private companies are concerned that this growth may occur in a disorderly manner, creating problems, as has happened in the past. In order to discuss how to ...

    October 25, 2016

    Increasing security for air-cargo

    In 2013, when IDOM received an invitation to participate in the EUROSKY project, a research project to develop a Single European Secure Air-cargo Space, we understood it as an opportunity to participate on the front line of R&D in the industry. The European Commission, which is ...

    October 7, 2016

    Participating in the 7th Live, Active and Healthy Architecture Congress in Chile

    A total of 37 international experts in the field of hospitals analysed the field’s state of affairs, presented examples and proposals, etc. Rui Maia, as IDOM’s representative, was one of them. With the title “Hospital architecture in Europe. New challenges” he presented the Case Study of ...

    October 3, 2016

    Monography M30: Shear Resistance of structural elements without stirrups

    Last October 3rd it was presented at “ETSI de Caminos, Canales y Puertos” of Madrid the Monography M30 about Shear Resistance of Structural Elements without Stirrups of ACHE and in which has participated Patricio Padilla, a workmate of Madrid office. ACHE is a nonprofit association declared as ...

    October 3, 2016

    Conceptual Design of the MSE Telescope Structure contract award

    The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation and IDOM have signed an agreement for the development of the Conceptual Design of the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) Telescope Structure. During a period of six months IDOM and the CFHT Corporation will collaborate to produce a thorough Concept ...

    September 29, 2016

    Participating in Open House Madrid

    The Open House Architectural Festival is a chance to showcase outstanding architecture for everyone to experience. For a short period of time, architecturally important buildings, which would not normally accessible to the public in general, open their door with guided tours to explain the merits ...

    September 19, 2016

    ITS & Smart Mobility Forum in the UAE

    If there is one place in the world where climatic conditions impact greatly on the transit of persons, it is the Middle East. Therefore, an event such as congresses on Intelligent Transport Systems, attract great interest. In late March, many consulting firms and technology providers from around ...

    September 9, 2016

    Leicester. City’s business workspaces

    IDOM were awarded through an open OJEU tender process run by Leicester City Council, the full design services related to the construction of a New Build research and development workspace building. The site is currently a vacant brownfield land, and the proposed works include the development of a ...

    August 24, 2016

    Shortlisted WAN Civic Buildings Award 2016

    The WAN Civic Buildings Award 2016 recognises and celebrates the finest in public sector architecture. With a variety of high calibre entries from across the globe, this year’s competition did not disappoint. Heading steadily into its eighth year, the WAN Civic Buildings Award not only rewards ...

    July 26, 2016

    Europa Conference & Exhibition Centre of Vitoria-Gasteiz

    The Palacio Europa of Vitoria-Gasteiz was inaugurated in 1989 as a Civic and Congress Centre, with the objective of serving the entire city. The policy of decentralization of the city has seen 13 new civic centres – such as the Salburua Civic Centre, another project of IDOM - being built in the ...

    July 11, 2016

    Our headquarters in Bilbao & Madrid, among the most sustainable buildings in Spain

    In 2016, World Office Forum, the online office sector professional community published a list of the most sustainable buildings in Spain (according to LEED), highlighting that there are 87 buildings with silver and gold certifications. Our two corporate headquarters buildings (Bilbao and Madrid) ...

    June 24, 2016

    Speaking at the World Stadium Congress

    The World Stadium Congress, considered one of the Most Important Events in Sports Architecture, held its 2016 edition in Doha, Qatar. The congress was held in association with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the qatari body responsible for the 2022 Football World Cup. This was ...

    June 14, 2016

    Walking with giants

    On May 31, 2016, IDOM established an important partnership agreement with the Russian atomic energy institution Rosatom. During the celebration of "ATOMEXPO 2016 International Forum" in Moscow, the president of "Rusatom International Network", Alexander Merten and the IDOM Nuclear Services area ...

    May 12, 2016

    IDOM Merebrook in top 50 in UK

    We’re delighted to announce that IDOM Merebrook came 44th in the New Civil Engineer NCE100 Awards top 100 Engineering Companies in the UK 2016. We’re delighted to announce that IDOM Merebrook came 44th in the New Civil Engineer NCE100 Awards top 100 Engineering Companies in the UK ...

    May 12, 2016

    Finalist in the architectural competition for the new Camp Nou Stadium

    In mid-May, 2016, an exhibition was held to display the great work submitted by the finalist of the architectural competition for the New Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. The event took place at the headquarters of the College of Architects of Catalonia. IDOM has been the core of the team for the ...

    April 13, 2016

    SmartPorts. Interview with Agustin Martinez

    Ports are important links in the logistics chains connecting the entire planet be sea. They accommodate a complex ecosystem in which a multitude of companies coexist, simultaneously performing a large number of activities. In order to provide port users with a moderately costing quality service, ...

    March 14, 2016

    Chosen for jury service for two major architectural awards

    As a result of the awards received by San Mames in 2015, IDOM’s reputation as an expert firm in stadium design is growing rapidly around the world. Two distinct important architectural events, the World Architecture Festival and the Stadium of the Year Awards, have contacted our firm to invite ...

    March 4, 2016

    Among the 50 largest firms of architecture in the world

    The UK Building Design Magazine which is the leading weekly architectural journal in the UK is also considered to be one of the most prestigious in the world. Each year the magazine publishes “The Big List”, an annual survey of the world’s largest practices. The publication is distributed not ...

    February 24, 2016

    Protecting people and the environment

    As result of the Stress Tests carried out by IDOM after the accident at Fukushima, the Spanish Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) required the implementation of a Filtered Containment Venting System (FCVS) in Ascó and Vandellós II NPPs before the end of 2016. This system is able to protect the ...

    November 3, 2015

    Representatives of the German High-tech industry thank IDOM for their collaboration

    On October 20, the opening ceremony of the DyNaLab Wind Turbine Test Bench was held in Bremenhaven (Germany). IDOM has been working on the project over the last four years. Working for the Fraunhofer Institute, our firm has developed the engineering and architecture of the building, ancillary ...

    September 28, 2015

    Audi City, a model of a planned urban growth

    The automaker Audi has selected the town of San José Chiapa, in the Mexican state of Puebla, for their new plant. Up to 150,000 vehicles a year will be produced at the plant which will be spread over some 600 hectares. This project will boost not just employment but also the tradition of the ...

    April 24, 2015

    IDOM in the best of the Best Award 2014

    In 2015, the Engineering News Record magazine, a renowned international publication in Construction Engineering, announced the winners of the Best of the Best Projects 2014 Awards, a recognition of the top examples of design and construction excellence among completed work in the USA during the ...

    April 17, 2015

    CLEMSON Wind Research Facility, Best Energy Industrial Project in the USA

    The Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine, an international publication reporting on construction industry worldwide, has announced the top winners of the annual competition for the Best of the Best Projects 2014. The award for the best project in the USA within the category of Industry / Energy ...

    January 20, 2015

    Decommissioning nuclear power plants

    The components removed from decommissioned nuclear power plants have completed wither part or all of their lifecycle under a normal operation; therefore, they are enormously valuable in terms of research as they can be used to contrast technical studies and laboratory experiments. The result of ...

    January 1, 2015

    Smartcities

    The Association for the Advancement of Management (Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección) publishes a magazine each month reporting on the current socioeconomic situation and the latest trends in business management, enhancing communication with its members and complementing its knowledge ...

    October 10, 2014

    The QUIJOTE Experiment could measure Big Bang gravitational waves

    In the frame of the International Philosophy of Cosmology Conference held in Tenerife, Professor Rafael Rebolo, the Director of the IAC, announced that the QUIJOTE Experiment could be able to detect and measure the signal from gravitational waves sourced from the Big Bang, possibly providing ...

    September 4, 2014

    CLEMSON University WTDTTF achieves LEED Gold Status

    CLEMSON University's South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) Energy Innovation Center, has been awarded the LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building (USGBC) less than a year after its opening. The achieved LEED Gold status for this world-class energy research facility capable of ...