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Introduction

Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz established Cruz y Ortiz architectural office in 1974. In all these years, our firm has developed a large number of projects in different fields of architecture, from detached houses or schools, to large infrastructures like stadiums, train stations or national museums.

Our main office in Seville hosts a team with different degree of experience, fields of specialization, backgrounds of training and nationalities. Given the relevance of the ongoing projects in Central Europe, in 2002 our Dutch branch opened in Amsterdam and in 2020 our Swiss branch in Lugano. We also work with our associated studio in Madrid with which we develop competitions and complete project management tasks.

We provide services in architecture, planning, interior design and landscaping for both public and private sectors. Cruz y Ortiz has won more than 30 national and international competitions.

The most significant works of the firm currently on development phases are the AC Lugano football stadium, sports palace and congress centre in Cornaredo, the office refurbishment for Banco Santander in Santander, the extension and adaptation into a hotel of the Convent of San Agustín in Seville and the offices for the General Administration of Spain in Madrid.

Cruz y Ortiz’s work has been widely published in journals and monographs. Exhibitions of its work have been presented in Europe and the United States. Our office has been awarded numerous Spanish national awards, the most prominent being the “Premio Nacional de Arquitectura Deportiva” (National Award for Sport’s Architecture) in 1998 for the La Cartuja Stadium in Seville and the “Premio Nacional de Arquitectura” (Spanish National Architecture Award) 1992 for Seville’s Central Station. Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos has been selected to represent Spain at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2014), in May 2014 they were awarded the distinction of Knight of the Royal Order of the Dutch Lion and in the same year they were finalists in the 2014 FAD International Award. Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz recently received the 2014 Honorary Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Spanish International Architecture Award CSCAE, the Abbe Bonema Award and the European Aadipa Award for “Architectural Heritage Intervention for The New Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The office has been awarded several times for its work: it was twice finalist for the European Architecture Prize Mies van der Rohe Pavilion (1990, 1992) and received the Gold Medal of Andalusia for their body of work in 1997. International awards also include the WFS Industry Awards 2018 in the Best Stadium category for the Club Atlético de Madrid Football Stadium, the “Silberner Hase” and “Schweizer Heimatschutz” awards for the Basel Railway Station and the Brunnel Railroad Award for the Seville Central Railway Station

Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos approach takes into account the construction techniques and the correct use of materials, the culture of the place where buildings are located, the needs and possibilities of the client and the adaptation and reinvention of uses. This allows offering responses that address all these aspects in order to achieve balanced buildings.

The trajectory of Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos is built on the search for excellence in design, work programming and budget control. Working directly with the lead architects, Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz conduct the design, development and supervision of each project from the initial conceptual stage to full completion of the project.

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