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Tatiana Bilbao

Tatiana Bilbao Spamer (Mexico City, 1972) is a Mexican architect. Through a multicultural and multidisciplinary office, the work of Tatiana Bilba Estudio tries to understand the place that surrounds us in order to translate its rigid codes into architecture. It tries to regenerate spaces in order to humanize them as a reaction to global capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and economic development.

Biography

Tatiana Bilbao was born in 1972 in Mexico City in a family of architects. She studied architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana and graduated in 1996. She obtained her Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism degree in 1998 with honorable mention and was awarded the best architecture thesis of the year. She worked as an advisor for Urban Projects at the Urban Housing and Development Department of Mexico City in 1998-99, and in 2004 founded Tatiana Bilbao Estudio with projects in China, Europe and Mexico.

In 1998, she worked as advisor of the Secretaría de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda del Gobierno del Distrito Federal, government agency that oversees urban development and housing in Mexico City.

In 2004, she founded Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, working in projects in China, Europe and Mexico. The first project built by her studio was the exhibition pavilion in Jinhua Architecture Park, led and coordinated by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei who selected a group of young architects from around the world to design and develop a large park organized by a network of pavilions and located in the shore of the Yiwu River, close to Shanghai. Bilbao designed an exhibition pavilion that was completed in 2007.[1]

Her diverse work includes the Botanical Garden in Culiacán, a master plan and open chapel for a Pilgrimage Route in Jalisco, a Biotechnological Center for a Tech Institution, a sustainable housing prototype that is built with 8,000 USD, and a funeral home.

Tatiana was the recipient of the Kunstpries Berlin in 2012, the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture Prize in 2014 and named as Emerging Voice by the Architecture League of NY in 2009. Her work is part of the collection of the Centre d'Art George Pompidou in Paris, France, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture and Rice School of Architecture. Her work has been published in A+U, GA Houses, Domus, and The New York Times, among others.

 

Selected Projects

  • Mixed use building for the University of Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, 77,000 sqm, ongoing, 2016.
  • Guatemala Tower, Guatemala, 15,000 sqm, ongioing, 2015.
  • Sustainable Housing and public space in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, 52 sqm per house, 2015
  • Casa Sorteo TEC, Monterrey, México, 550 sqm, ongoing, 2014-2015.
  • Solo House, Solo, España, 300 sqm, ongoing, 2014-2015.
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León- Colección Adrastus, Arévalo, España, 3,500 sqm, ongoing, 2014-2016.
  • Sustainable Housing, Chiapas, México, built, 2014.
  • Housing complex Iot A3, buildings B3, B7 and B8, Lyon, France 8’470 sqm, design and construction process, 2013-2018
  • Pavilion Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico, 168 sqm, built, 2013
  • Ciudadela, offices and headquarters national Library of Mexico, Mexico City, 2’400 sqm, built, 2012
  • Demialma House, Joluta, Guerrero, Mexico, 1’100 sqm, project, 2011-2014
  • Veracruz Towers, six housing and commerce towers, Veracruz, Mexico, 200’000 sqm, project, 2010-2018
  • Master Plan Barrio Monarca Sustentable Angangueo, Michoacán, Mexico, 267’463 sqm, built, 2010-2013.
  • Ajijic House, Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, 349 sqm compacted earth, built, 2010-2011
  • École Maternelle, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, 2’468 sqm, built, 2009-2012
  • Bicentennial Plaza, Mexico City, Mexico, project, 2009
  • Spectacle Center, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, 12’620 sqm, project, 2008-2014
  • River Walk, commemoration the Bicentenary anniversary of Independence in Mexico, Culiacan, Sinaloa, 250 sqm, project, 2008-2012
  • DIFOCUR, expansion of the Cultural Center, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 3’200 sqm, construction process, 2008-2012
  • Tortugas House, Punta Tortugas, Nayarit, Mexico, 1’061 sqm, project, 2008-2011
  • Ermita Tierra Colorada, Ruta del Peregrino, Jalisco, Mexico, 120 sqm, built, 2008-2011
  • BioInnova, University Building, Tec de Monterrey Campus Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 6’260 sqm, built, 2008-2011
  • Ventura House, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo León, Mexico, 1’230 sqm, built, 2008-2011
  • Ordos House 100, Ordos, Inner-Mongolia, China, 1’388 sqm, project, 2008-2010[2] (2008-2010)
  • Mexican Pavilion for the Zaragoza World Expo 2008, Zaragoza, Spain, 2’075 sqm, 2007-2008
  • Tangassi Funeral House, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, 1’560 sqm, built, 2006-2011
  • Exhibition Room in Jinhua Architecture Park, Zheijiang, China, 1’800 sqm, 2004-2006 [3]
  • Botanical Garden, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, 10 ha. featuring 35 pieces of different contemporary artists, phase 1: 2004-2007, phase 2: 2007-2011, phase 3: ongoing

 

Selected Collaborations

  • Gratitude Open Chapel with Derek Dellekamp, Lagunillas, Jalisco, Mexico, 250 sqm, built, 2008-2010
  • Pilgrim's Route, master plan with Derek Dellekamp, Sculpture of Gratitude Open
  • Chapel, Ameca, Jalisco, Mexico, 117 km, 2008-2010.
  • Galería Kurimanzutto designed by Alberto Kalach, adaptation, Mexico City, Mexico, 1’350 sqm, 2008-2009
  • Explanada Estudio in collaboration with AT103, Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico, 320 sqm, 2006-2008
  • Universe House designed by Gabriel Orozco, acting as executive architect in Roca Blanca, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, 250 sqm, 2004-2007

 

Selected Competitions

  • Museo Nacional de Energía y Tecnología, competition by invitation, México, 2014.
  • Museo Juan Soriano, Cuernavaca, competition by invitation, 2014.
  • Ozeanium Zoo Basel, Switzerland, 14’500 sqm, competition by invitation, 2012
  • Menil Collection Drawing Institute, Houston, EU, 1’600 sqm competition by invitation, finalist (in collaboration with ARUP), 2012
  • Master Plan in EnSully, Lake Geneva, Switzerland, 20 apartments, Master Plan by Christ&Gantenbein, First Prize 2010
  • Commemoration Park, Puebla, Mexico, 6’400 sqm, competition by invitation, 2011
  • Guadalajara Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with AT103, Guadalajara, Mexico, 6’500 sqm, competition by invitation, 2010
  • Lecumberri, restoration of Mexico City National Archive Museum, 4’500 sqm, competition by invitation, 2010
  • 20 Houses in EnSully, Geneve, Switzerland, master plan for Christ & Gantenbein, first prize, 2010
  • Metropolitan Park Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, Second place, honorable mention, 2009
  • Arco del Bicentenario, Ciudad de México, competition by invitation, 2009
  • Bodegas del Tamayo, Atizapán, Estado de México, competition by invitation, 2009
  • Perm Museum, Perm, Russia, competition en two phases, selected to second round, 2008
  • River Walk Rhin, Basel, Switzerland competition by invitation with HHF, 2007

 

Research and others

  • Exhibition space and scenography for Los Derechos de la Danza: Alexander Calder, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, March–June 2015.
  • La Planta, exhibition space and scenography for Exhibition ‘Yäg’, 2007-2008
  • Scenography for Exhibition Mexico-Expected/Unexpected at Masion Rouge, Paris, France, October 2008-January 2009
  • Scenography for Exhibition Las implicaciones de la imagen, Puebla, Mexico, October 2009
  • Participation in Stonemasonry in Context, workshop conducted by MIT, Cambridge University and ESTAM, B. Mallorca, Summer 2009.

 

Selected Collaborations

  • Gratitude Open Chapel with Derek Dellekamp, Lagunillas, Jalisco, Mexico, 250 sqm, built, 2008-2010
  • Pilgrim's Route, master plan with Derek Dellekamp, Sculpture of Gratitude Open
  • Chapel, Ameca, Jalisco, Mexico, 117 km, 2008-2010.
  • Galería Kurimanzutto designed by Alberto Kalach, adaptation, Mexico City, Mexico, 1’350 sqm, 2008-2009
  • Explanada Estudio in collaboration with AT103, Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico, 320 sqm, 2006-2008
  • Universe House designed by Gabriel Orozco, acting as executive architect in Roca Blanca, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, 250 sqm, 2004-2007

 

Selected Competitions

  • Museo Nacional de Energía y Tecnología, invited competition, México, 2014.
  • Museo Juan Soriano, Cuernavaca, invited competition, 2014.
  • Ozeanium Zoo Basel, Switzerland, 14’500 sqm, invited competition, 2012
  • Menil Collection Drawing Institute, Houston, EU, 1’600 sqm, invited competition, finalist (in collaboration with ARUP), 2012
  • Master Plan in EnSully, Lake Geneva, Switzerland, 20 apartments, Master Plan by Christ&Gantenbein, First Prize 2010
  • Commemoration Park, Puebla, Mexico, 6’400 sqm, invited competition, 2011
  • Guadalajara Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with AT103, Guadalajara, Mexico, 6’500 sqm, invited competition, 2010
  • Lecumberri, restoration of Mexico City National Archive Museum, 4’500 sqm, invited competition, 2010
  • 20 Houses in EnSully, Geneve, Switzerland, master plan for Christ & Gantenbein, first prize, 2010
  • Metropolitan Park Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, Second place, honorable mention, 2009
  • Arco del Bicentenario, Ciudad de México, invited competition, 2009
  • Bodegas del Tamayo, Atizapán, Estado de México, invited competition, 2009
  • Perm Museum, Perm, Russia, competition en two phases, selected to second round, 2008
  • River Walk Rhin, Basel, Switzerland, invited competition with HHF, 2007

 

Research and others

  • Exhibition space and scenography for Los Derechos de la Danza: Alexander Calder, Museo Jumex, Ciudad de México, March–June 2015.
  • La Planta, exhibition space and scenography for Exhibition ‘Yäg’, 2007-2008
  • Scenography for Exhibition Mexico-Expected/Unexpected at Masion Rouge, Paris, France, October 2008-January 2009
  • Scenography for Exhibition Las implicaciones de la imagen at Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, October 2009
  • Participation in Stonemasonry in Context, workshop conducted by MIT, Cambridge and ESTAM, B. Mallorca, Summer 2009

 

Selected individual exhibition

  • Under-Construction, Exhibition at Archtektur Galerie in Berlin, Germany, September - October, 2013
  • Tatiana Bilbao Monographic Exhibition at Salle 27, Permanent Collection, Centre Georges Pompidou, October 2011-March 2012
  • Concrete, steel, aluminum, brick and paint: The architecture of Tatiana Bilbao 2004-2010, Instituto Cultural de México in San Antonio, Texas, April–June 2010
  • 70 bultos de cemento, 32 litros de pintura 2.7 ton de cantera, fourth intervention in the courtyard of Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, February–May 2010

 

Selected collective exhibition

  • Sharing Models: Manhattanisms!, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA, June 2016
  • The State of the Art of Architecture, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Sustainable Housing Full Scale Model, October 2015 – January 2016.
  • Your Rest, piece for the exhibition Rest, Biennale de Gwanji, September–November 2009
  • Vivir adentro, collective Project in the Mexican Pavilion, Biennale de Venezia, September–November 2008
  • Production of Space, proposal for the exhibition Tlatelolco and the localized negotiation of future imaginaries, as part of Museum as a hub, in New Museum en Nueva York, EUA organized by Museo Rufino Tamayo, February–April 2008.

 

Selected books

  • Arquitectura en México, 1900-2010, Roca Blanca, Jardín Botánico, Capilla de la Gratitud, México, INBA/CONACULTA, Fundación Aeroméxico, Fomento Cultural Banamex, 2014.
  • Iwan Baan, 52 weeks 52 cities, Casa Ventura, Amsterdam, Kehrer Verlag, 2014
  • Tatiana Bilbao, 10 x 10 x 3, Ai Weiwei, Phaidon, 2009.
  • Jinhua Exhibition Room, Strike a Pose, Luckas Freiss, Gestalten, 2008.
  • ZMVM, Urban Research book, LCM, 2000.

 

Selected Lectures

  • Summer Workshop, Porto Academy, Porto, Portugal, Summer 2016
  • LatinGSD and Women in Design: Female Voices of Latin American Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, April 2015.
  • Yale School of Architecture, April 2015.
  • Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanismo & the Humanities, Learning from/in Latin America, April 2015.
  • Learning from Latin America, The MoMA, New York, April 2015.
  • Royal Academy of Arts, Londres, Inglaterra, March 2015.
  • L’Ecole d’architecture de l’Université Laval, February 2015.
  • Mc Gill University, School of Architecture Lecture Series, February 2015.
  • Casa América, Madrid, November 2014.
  • Bartlett International Lectura Series, November 2014.
  • Seesaw: Piedra, Papel o Tijeras, Columbia GSAPP, November, 2014.
  • BIA Urban Regeneration Forum, Bilbao, September 2014.
  • Princeton University School of Architecture, September 2013.
  • Arquitectura en México 1900-2010, Fomento Cultural Banamex, Mexico, Jul 2014.
  • Public lecture at Rice University, September 2010
  • Typological Transfer Hong Kong Zurich, review at Crist & Gantenbein Studio in ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2010
  • Public Art Public Space, AA, London, UK, March 2010
  • Tatiana Bilbao at Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany, November 2009
  • Tatiana Bilbao at November Lectures, University of Stuttgart, Germany, November 2009
  • Tatiana Bilbao at Moscow Architecture Institute, Moscow, Russia, October 2009
  • The work, Architecture College, Jakarta, Indonesia, May 2009
  • Young Guns Parallax, Melbourne Australia, April 2009
  • MXDF, Kustmuseum Bregenz, Austria, June 2008
  • Workshop on LMW, Invited by Prof. Peter Ebner, Munich, Germany, June 2008
  • Work, Congress of Architecture in Panama, Panama, June 2008
  • Work, spring 2008 Lecture series, University of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, February 2008
  • Workshop at MIT, Graduate School of Architecture, April 2007
  • Free Zone, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, Switzerland, February 2007
  • Working in MXDF, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, April 2006
  • Work, USC, Los Angeles, California, USA, January 2006
  • Working in Mexico City, D-Lab, Guangdong Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China, May 2005
  • On friday 10 May 2019
  • at the Patinoires du Littoral
  • in 2000 Neuchâtel
  • .