FRPO has recently been selected for the Spanish Pavilion Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2016, and nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe Award 2015. In 2014 was awarded the HISE World Houses Award, in 2012 the Architectural Record Design Vanguard recognition by New York based publication Architectural Record as one of the best young architectural offices in the world, and the Europe 40 UNDER 40 award by Chicago Architectural Club in 2009. We have recieved a large number of prizes in national and international instances, including the OS House and MO House wide recognition, the First Prize in the International Competition for the Access and Services Building in Madrid City of Justice or the Second Prize in the International Competition for the World Trade Organization Headquarters Extension in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Fernando Rodríguez (Albacete 1977) holds a PhD in Architecture since 2015. He studied architecture at UPM ETSAM in Madrid and at the Technische Universität Berlin, between 1995 and 2003. He has collaborated in MVRDV (Rotterdam) and has been Invited Critic with Kees Christiaanse at the TU Berlin. He worked as project architect for Abalos & Herrerros (Madrid) in 2004. He is Lecturer at the Architectural Design Department of UPM ETSAM and at IE University.
Pablo Oriol (Madrid 1977) studied architecture at UPM ETSAM and at the IIT College of Architecture in Chicago, between 1995 and 2005. He was Cultural Activities Curator for the General Department of Architecture of the Ministry of Public Works for the ETSAM and for the Cervantes Institute between 1999 and 2002. He was part of the redaction team of magazine Arquitectura Viva in 2006. He is PhD candidate and Lecturer at the Architectural Design Department of UPM ETSAM and at IE University.
In 2005 Fernando Rodriguez and Pablo Oriol were founding partners of Nolaster Oficina de Arquitectura, where they developed their professional activity until 2007. In 2008 they established FRPO as a natural evolution of their previous professional experiences.
Collaborators since 2008: Francisco Díaz Pozo, Ricardo Fernández, Iñigo Palazón, Alberto Ballesteros, Helena Soria, Antía Fernández, Esther Ibañez, Matilde Lorenzo, Berta Colina, Jaime Hortal, Guillermo Fernández, Ana Suárez-Anta, Belén Roldán, Cristina Sanchez Bueno, Angel Roldán, Silvia Martín, Alain Fernández del Rey, Almudena Navas, Julia Burón, Inés Olavarrieta, María Domínguez, Elena García, Rocío García, Laura Ordóñez, Patricia Báscones, Carmen Sanz, Antonio Salvi, Pablo Sequero, Juan Medina, Guillermo Avanzini, Teresa Carro, Paloma Vallejo, Miguel Quezada, Pastora Cotero, Andrea Guaiti, Paul Schägner, Cornelius Schmitz, Cristina Escuder, Jorge Serrano, Virginia García Rebellón, Andrea Pezzoli, Rocío Camacho.
Mies van der Rohe Award 2015, nominated, Barcelona 2015
100 Architects of the Year 2015, Seoul 2015
HISE World Houses Award 2014, Ljubljana 2014
Architectural Record DESIGN VANGUARD 2012, New York 2012
100 Architects of the Year 2012, Seoul 2012
Europe 40 UNDER 40 2009 Awards, Florence 2009
VI Iberoamerican Biennal of Architecture and Planning, Lisbonne 2008
Architecture and Planning Awards, Municipality of Madrid, Madrid 2008
Chicago Architectural Club Union Station 2020, Chicago 2008
Bauwelt Preis 2007, Munich 2007
IX Spanish Biennal of Architecture and Planning, Madrid 2007
Wallpaper Design Awards 2007, London 2007
Ortega-Alloza Awards of Architecture 2007, Santander 2007
9ª Young Spanish Architects Exhibition, Fundación Camuñas, Madrid 2006
VMZ Awards 2006, Paris 2006
V Iberoamerican Biennal of Architecture and Planning, Montevideo 2006
Europan 8, Madrid 2005