Nieto y Sobejano Arquitectos


Nieto Sobejano Architects is one of the most prestigious contemporary architecture studios nationally and internationally. Founded in 1985 by Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano in Madrid, the studio also has an office in Berlin since 2007.

In Spain, Nieto Sobejano Architects has developed important cultural and museum projects that have earned them numerous awards and recognition.

They have received the National Award for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage from the Ministry of Culture (2007), the Nike Award from the BDA (Association of German Architects) (2010), the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2010), the Piranesi Prix de Rome (2011), the European Museum of the Year Award (2012), the Hannes Meyer Award (2012), Honorary Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Alvar Aalto Medal (2015).

Madinat al-Zahra Museum, Córdoba

One of their most acclaimed projects is the Madinat al-Zahra Museum in Córdoba, for which they obtained the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2010 among others. The museum is harmoniously integrated into the archaeological site of the Madinat al-Zahra complex.

San Telmo Museum, San Sebastián

Another one of their major works is the remodeling of the San Telmo Museum in San Sebastián, located in a 16th century former convent. The project respects the original structure while providing it with avant-garde exhibition spaces.

Barceló Market, Madrid

In 2011 they completed the renovation of the Barceló Market in Madrid, transforming it into a modern, multifunctional space for the market, sports facilities, a library and garden areas.

International projection

Beyond Spain, Nieto Sobejano Architects has carried out important commissions in countries such as Germany, Austria, France and Estonia.

Moritzburg Museum, Germany

One of their most acclaimed works is the extension of the Moritzburg Museum in the German city of Halle, opened in 2011. The new glass cube construction houses a modern art center.

Arvo Pärt Centre, Estonia

In 2010 they completed this unique project dedicated to the composer Arvo Pärt on the outskirts of Tallinn, Estonia. The building combines concrete, glass and wood and is integrated into the surrounding wooded landscape.

Nieto and Sobejano continue to develop important projects around the world today, from Morocco to China. Their trajectory demonstrates the international reach of cutting-edge Spanish architecture.

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