Emilio Tuñón, Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts from the Spanish Ministry of Culture 2014, is full professor in the architectural design department of the Architecture School of Madrid, and has been visiting professor at several universities: Princeton University School of Architecture (2008, 2009, 2010), Harvard Graduate School of Design (2006), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (2005), Barcelona International Architecture School (2001-2002), Frankfurt Städelschule (1997-1998), Architecture San Pablo CEU Fundation (2000-2001), Barcelona Architecture School (1999-2000), New Puerto Rico Architecture School (2000) and Navarra Architecture School (1999, 2011). In 1992, Emilio Tuñón Alvarez (1959) and Luis M. Mansilla (1959-2012) established the architecture firm Emilio Tuñón and Luis M. Mansilla Arquitectos, a Madrid based office, dedicated to the confrontation of theory, and academic practice, with design and building activity. They have received the Mies van der Rohe Award 2007 and the Spanish Architecture Award 2003. In 1993 they created the thought exchange cooperative CIRCO, for which they publish a bulletin of the same name. This bulletin has been awarded the following awards: FAD Award (2007), 3rd. Iberoamerican Architecture and Engineering Biennial Publication Prize (2002) and COAM Annual Prize for Cultural Initiatives Award (1995). Mansilla + Tuñón have won the following architecture competitions: Gastropavilion at ETH Zurich (2014), Two Residential Towers in Dubai (2013), Wine Museum in Valladolid (2012), International Center of Visigothic Culture in Toledo(2010), Energy Dome in the Enviromental City in Soria (2008), C.I.C.C.M. International congress Center of Madrid (2007), Museum of Migrations in Algeciras (2007), Helga de Alvear Foundation (2005), Urban planning for Valbuena in Logroño (2004), Public Library in Calle de los Artistas in Madrid(2003), Museum of Cantabria (2002), Spanish Royal Collections Museum in Madrid (2002), San Fermines Museum in Pamplona (2001), Cultural Center in Brescia (2000), Castellón Fine Arts Museum (1998), Leon’s Concert Hall (1996), Madrid’s Regional Cultural Center (1995). Mansilla + Tuñón built projects include: Hotel and Restaurant Atrio in Caceres (2012), Town Hall Building in Lalin (2011), Helga de Alvear Foundation in Cáceres (2010), Twin houses in Tarifa (2009), Pedro Barrié de la Maza Foundation in Vigo (2005), MUSAC the Museum of Contemporary Art in Castilla León (2004), Auditorium of León (2003), Regional Documentary Center of Madrid (2002), Castellón Fine Arts Museum (2000), Indoor Swiming-Pool in San Fernando de Henares (1998) and Archeological and Fine Arts Provintial Museum of Zamora (1996). Their work has been awarded the following prizes: Francqui Chair (2015), Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts (2014), Big Mat Award (2013), Award of the ibero-american Biennial 2012, FAD Award 2011, A PLUS AWARD 2011, AD Architectural Digest Award (2009), Mies van der Rohe Award (2007), FAD award (2007), Saloni Award (2007), VIA award (2006), Spanish Architecture Award (2003), FAD Award (2001), COACV Award (2000), Excellent Work Award (2000), Fundation Award (1997), Arquitecti Award (1996).