Arturo Franco Taboada

Category: Architect, Professor and writer
Telephone: 981272919
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He took a degree at the Architecture College in Madrid and his doctor's degree at Santiago de Compostela University with a thesis about the evolution of public space in the European cities. Nowadays, he teaches Analysis of Architectonic Patterns at the Architecture College in A Coruña. He has taken part as a rapporteur in national and international conferences and given doctorate courses about the evolution and symbology in the present-day cities in Spain and abroad. He collaborates in the construction and planification of the International Institute of Information of Foreign Owners to give professional advice to foreign people living in Spain.

 Work & Activities

As an architect, these are some of his most important works: projects of 'Brujas' Cafè in A Coruña (1979), promenade in Pontedeume - A Coruña (1993) and the restoration of Torre de Andrade in Pontedeume - A Coruña. He has also carried out 'Torrente Ballester' Centre for old people in A Coruña, the proposal for the restorations of the Historical Centre in A Coruña (1999) and the refuge for fishermen in Redes (A Coruña). He is also working with the Centre that controls tunnels in Pedrafita do Cebreiro (Lugo), the offices for the Ministry of Works in A Coruña and 'María Pita' Museum (A Coruña). He is the architect and promoter of the buildings at Orzán Street, 208 and Fernández Latorre Street, 104 in A Coruña. He wrote Los orígenes de Compostela, 1987 (ISBN 84-505-6648-7) and La catedral del fin del mundo (ISBN 84-923996-1-9).

 Other Interesting Aspects

He is a member of the Spanish Association of Hospital Architecture and Engineering. He was awarded a prize in the ninth edition of the competition organised by the Galician Association of Architects to the best building in 1999 and 2000. He was also awarded 'Julio Galán Carvajal' Architecture Prize of Galicia, Asturias and León.