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ARCHITECTS FOSTER AND RUBIO WILL REFURBISH PRADO

Architects Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio have won international project competition to refurbish Hall of Realms in the Museo del Prado, amounting to 2 million Euros. Building works will be initiated in 2018 and it will cost 30 million.

 


Minister for Education, Culture and Sports and spokesman of the Spanish Government, Iñigo Mendez de Vigo, announced decision after an extraordinary plenary session held today by board of trustees of the museum. Mendez de Vigo described project as ‘exhilarating’ and he said that he feels proud of this.

Winner proposal was presented under slogan Hidden Design, and according to jury’s decision, it corresponds comfortably special needs programme defined by museum, without excavating news basements and enhancing historic areas that form the core of the building, specially Hall of Realms.

Besides, “it strengthens and consolidates identity of the campuses of the Museo del Prado, proposing empowerment pedestrian area on the axis of Retiro Park – Paseo del Prado through Felipe IV street.

47 architectural teams were presented to contest and this was developed in two phases.

Reading of the project will begin at the beginning of 2017 and it is expected it last sixteen months.

Norman Foster was recognized with Pritzker Award in 1999. He has European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture in 1990, Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects in 1994 and Prince of Asturias Awards for Arts in 2009 as recognition for whole professional career.

Rubio Arquitectura office was founded in 2014 by architect Carlos Rubio Carvajal (Barcelona, 1950), with headquarters in the city of Madrid. Currently, he is developing projects in Spain and in countries as Russia and Saudi Arabia. He has got COAM Architecture Award in 1989, among others.


Madrid, November 24, 2016, EFE/Practica Español


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Question 1
La noticia habla de...
A
Unas obras para volver a habilitar un espacio del Museo del Prado.
B
La creación de nuevas salas para el Museo del Prado.
C
La eliminación de una antigua sala del Museo del Prado.
Question 2
En el texto se dice que...
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Dos arquitectos españoles han ganado el concurso.
B
Dos reconocidos arquitectos han ganado el concurso.
C
Dos arquitectos poco conocidos han ganado el concurso.
Question 3
En el texto se dice que...
A
Todavía no se ha redactado el proyecto.
B
Los arquitectos ya tienen redactado el proyecto.
C
Los arquitectos redactarán el proyecto en un par de años.
Question 4
En principio, las obras de rehabilitación...
A
Comenzará a principios del año 2017.
B
Comenzarán el año que viene.
C
Comenzarán dentro de dos años.
Question 5
El Museo del Prado está en...
A
Málaga.
B
Madrid.
C
Barcelona.
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Elige la opción correcta
A
Foster y Rubio ganará el concurso.
B
Foster y Rubio ganaremos el concurso.
C
Foster y Rubio ganarán el concurso.
Question 2
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¿Cuánto costará las obras?
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¿Cuánto costarán las obras?
C
¿Cuánto costaré las obras?
Question 3
Elige la oración correcta que esté en 1ª persona del singular
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Me presentaré a ese concurso.
B
Me presentarás a ese concurso.
C
Me presentará a ese concurso.
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Mucha gente presentará su proyecto.
B
Mucha gente presentarás su proyecto.
C
Mucha gente presentarán su proyecto.
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