RCR at Centre Pompidou
Recognition of RCR’s work in France with an exhibition including a selection of 7 projects, ranging from the first competition they won at the Punta Aldea Lighthouse to the last works still to be built in Paris, Île Seguin and the Vide Pavilion. The journey through the space was made through a sensory experience -with sound, lighting and video-, extended with the artistic collaboration of the duo CaboSanRoque. The trajectory of RCR Arquitectes has been especially recognized in France: named Chevalier and Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres 2008 and 2014 respectively, the Académie d’Architecture awarded the Gold Medal to Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta the 2015, two years before receiving the Pritzker Prize.
There is no doubt that the buildings produced by RCR Arquitectes encourage experience: to cross, to land, to take the time, to observe, to feel. Everyone at their own pace and according to their abilities, keep awake. The architecture of RCR Arquitectes prepares us for an encounter with people, with nature, light, history, hidden geometries, the flow of time, the space that surrounds us. Ultimately it is about preparing ourselves to listen. Recently RCR has created an open architecture laboratory “La Vila” to help universities around the world creative research and transversality.
Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramon Vilalta
Seven projects by RCR arquitectes, 2017 Pritzker Prize winner, which are seven folded posters inside a folder with a textbook.