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Based on a long experience in residential architecture and familiar with large-scale buildings, architects Cruz and Ortiz deploy new compositional registers. Thus, as time progresses, their work reflects an increasing complexity.

In tune with the eclectic and contextual sensitivity of Moneo, Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz have developed one of the strongest track records of the Spanish architectural scene. Based on the orthogonal grid that gives their buildings a serene and timeless condition, the continuous line linking the first decades of their work takes a different path in recent projects with the use of adventurous geometries and renewed spatial fluidity.

Following their beginnings with works in Spain, their activity has spread to several European countries like Germany, Switzerland and Holland. In these recent years they have developed projects of very different scales. Among the most prominent are the High Speed station of Santa Justa in Seville, the Peineta stadium, in Madrid, the Estadio de La Cartuja, in Seville, the railway station of Basel in Switzerland and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Other relevant works of Cruz and Ortiz Arquitectos have been the Spanish Pavilion in the Universal Exhibition of Hannover and the Public Library Infanta Elena in Seville.

Their office is currently responsible forthe design and construction of the new stadium of Club Atlético de Madrid based on the Peineta project.

Antonio Cruz

Architect by the School of Architecture of Madrid in 1971. Guest professor in the polytechnics of Zurich and Lausanne, at the Universities of Harvard, Cornell and Columbia and at the School of Architecture of Pamplona. Head of the Cathedra Kenzo Tange of Harvard's G.S.D. Since 2004, he is an honorary professor at the University of Seville and of the White Cathedra in the School of Architecture. In the last year he has been guest professor by the Technische Universiteit in Delft, Holland, and in the School of Landscaping, Engineering and Architecture (Hepia) of Geneva, Switzerland.

Together with Antonio Ortiz, he began his professional career in 1971. Some of his best known works and projects are: Extension of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Spanish Pavilion at the Hannover Expo of 2000, the Stadium of Cartuja in Seville, the extension of the railway station SBB of Basel, the Public Library of Seville, the Estadium of the Community of Madrid, the Bus station of Huelva, the railway station of Santa Justa in Seville and a residential building in Calle Doña María Coronel, also in Seville.

Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz have received many awards recently, such as the appointment as Honorary Members of the Institute of Architects of America, the award of the Order of the Netherlands Lion awarded by the King of the Netherlands, and the Gold Medal for Architecture for their career achievements. Earlier, in 2013, they also received the International Award of Spanish Architecture for their work at the Rijksmuseum, and the Andalusia Architecture Prize 2008 for Basel railway station and the Spanish National Architecture awards, the City of Seville Prize, the City of Madrid Prize and the Gold Medal of Andalusia also for their career achievements.

The work of Cruz and Ortiz has been widely presented in leading specialised publication and in several monographs on their career path (Tanais Ediciones, Princeton Architectural Press, Birkhäuser, A & V and Gustavo Gili). They have also have held exhibitions in Zurich (ETH), in Bern (Amthaus) in Lausanne (EPFL) in Bolzano (Ordine degli Architetti), Boston (Harvard Graduate School of Design), Berlin (Aedes East Gallery), and in Seville and Granada (Andalusian Government).