This week’s hero goes to Benedetta Tagliabue who has received the 2013 RIBA Jencks Award.
Their website is hard to navigate so this takes you to “projects” (for more hover over the “menu” at the top left) http://www.mirallestagliabue.com/projects_all.asp
Ms. Tagliabue is a founding principal of EMBT architects (The late Enric Mirralles, the other founding principal of EMBT has been a favorite of mine since his partnership with Carme Pinon…their work was amazing too! check it out if you get a minute http://www.archdaily.com/tag/enric-miralles/ ).
Architecture is a tough profession to climb to the top and few women have achieved the critical acclaim as Ms Tagliabue. To meet her and see her studio and work check out this video. http://studiobanana.tv/2009/11/16/studio-banana-tv-interviews-benedetta-tagliabue/
Benedetta Tagliabue work, achievements and process are amazing…total hero!