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Matilde Ucelay

  • Matilde Ucelay © EFE

    Matilde Ucelay © EFE

  

Speciality

Architecture

 

 

Date of birth

1912

Date of death

2008
  


" Architect. The first Spanish woman to receive a degree in architecture. Recipient of the National Architecture Award in 2004."

Born in Madrid in 1912. Raised in a liberal and artistic environment, in 1931 she becomes a student at the School of Architecture in Madrid. At the end of the civil war, given her affiliation with the Republicans, she is prohibited from assuming public offices and her colleagues had to sign for many of her first projects. As of 1945, she completes 120 of her own projects. During that time, envy toward the fact that she is female resulted in many of her projects being completed for foreigners living in Spain. Amongst her most emblematic works are homes for the Oswald family, Guillermo Bernstein or Simone Ortega. She received the National Architecture Prize in 2004. She died in Madrid in 2008.

Awards

National Architecture Award

Highlighted works

  • Casa Benitez (Lugo)
  • Casa Oswald (Madrid)
  • Imprentas Gráficas Reunidas (Madrid)

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