Since its creation, the Arquia Foundation, whose main work is cultural dissemination in the field of architecture, has delivered a total of 440 scholarships worth more than â‚¬ 3 million.
The Arquia Foundation, the only institution in Europe focused on preserving and disseminating knowledge of architectural cultural heritage, has celebrated the XX edition of its annual scholarship ceremony at the Official College of Architects of Madrid, recognizing the work of students and youth most promising architects in the country.
A total of 35 scholarships have been delivered for studies of between six months and one year in different European architecture studies.
The event has had the participation of the only outgoing jury, the prestigious Portuguese architect JoÃ¤o Carrilho da GraÃ§a, who has valued the excellent work of the best projects of the year, and of the jury chosen for the next edition, in this case the Indian architect Anupama Kundoo
Kundoo is an internationally recognized architect thanks to her work focused on the research and development of materials at the service of a more sustainable architecture, efficient and adapted to any socioeconomic context.
During his speech, Kundoo has advanced the theme of the scholarship competition next year, whose title will be "Rethinking the facade systems for future high-rise housing".
The event was attended by Javier Navarro, president of the Arquia Foundation, Javier Martín, General Director of Architecture, Housing and Land in the Ministry of Development, and Belén Hermida, Dean of the Official College of Architects of Madrid, who have delivered of the scholarships / arquia 2019.
It should be noted that, since its creation, the Arquia Foundation has delivered a total of 440 scholarships worth more than 3 million euros.
Also, within the framework of its activity, during 2018, the Foundation allocated more than 2 million euros to the development of cultural initiatives, as well as a wide variety of social projects that support people at risk of social exclusion.
In November of last year the Arquia Foundation, with a trajectory of more than 30 years, received the prestigious Medal of Honor of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, awarded for the first time to an institution related to architecture.