About

Mendoza Partida is an international architecture practice based in Barcelona, the product of the symbiosis and connection between Hector Mendoza and Mara Partida, two professionals whose unique sensibility for questioning and interpreting a wide variety of contexts and situations, together with a constant search for new ways of doing, endorses their projects.

A practice whose activity centres principally on the design of cultural amenities and housing, areas where its solutions, as well as responding perfectly, bring exceptional wellbeing. Experimentation, investigation and innovative solutions based on common sense and consistency give Mendoza Partida’s architecture a precise balance of geometry, matter and emotion.

Mendoza Partida creative activity has been consolidated by winning, as founders of MX_SI, numerous national and international competitions, and receiving various awards.

Team

Héctor Mendoza

PhD in Architectural Design (UPC Cum Laude), M.Arch. AA Achitectural Association School of Architecture, London. Architecture Degree ITESO, Guadalajara, Mexico. Founding Partner of MENDOZA PARTIDA Architecutal Studio based in Barcelona (before MX_SI)

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Vice Dean at ETSAB UPC since 2018, and Lecturer at the Architectural Representation Department since 2008. Guest Faculty at different international universities, like DRURY in Missouri USA, UACJ in Ciudad Juarez, or the CHINA ACADEMY of ARTS in Hangzhou directed by Professor Wang Shu.

Before founding his own studio with Mara Partida, he gained experience at well known architecture studios like Massimiliano Fuksas in Rome, Mateo Architects in Barcelona, Brissac Gonzalez in London, and Op Team in Barcelona.

Mara Partida

PhD in Architectural Design (UPC Cum Laude), M.Arch. AA Achitectural Association School of Architecture, London. Architecture Degree ITESO, Guadalajara, Mexico. Founding Partner of MENDOZA PARTIDA Architecutal Studio based in Barcelona (before MX_SI)

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Mara combines her professional activity with academic work and research. She is Lecturer at the Architectural Design Department at ETSAB UPC since 2008, and she has been appointed Guest Faculty at different international universities, like DRURY in Missouri USA, UACJ in Ciudad Juarez, or the CHINA ACADEMY of ARTS in Hangzhou directed by Professor Wang Shu.

Mara obtained the Conacyt scholarship in 1999 for PostGraduate studies at the Architectural Association in London and UPC in Barcelona. Before founding her own practice, she collaborated with Architect Ricardo Legorreta in Mexico City, and with Del Campo Montoliu Architects in Barcelona.

Collaborators

Alejandro Álvarez, Oscar Espinosa Servín, Marc Sánchez, Germán Bosch,

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Anne-Sereine Tremblay, Olga Bombac, Saray Bosch, Josep Vicente, Csongor Egyed, Victor Montserrat, Rodrigo Escamilla, Albert Manubens, Samuel Arriola, Filipe Costa, Elsa Bertran, Bor Pungercic, Mariona Oliver, Jure Kolenc, Paco Olivas, Nallely Mansilla

Awards

Selected awards Award-winning work Competitions awards

The International Spanish Architecture Award 2013, the Merit Award in Canada’s North American Wood Design Award 2014 (international category), Slovenia’s Plecnik Award 2015, the same year in which they were finalists in the Lakov Chernikhov International Prize for young architects, the FAD International Award, and two nominations to the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2015 and 2017. In 2016, they won the prize in the Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennale for their project for Gösta Serlachius Museum in Finland.

2016

Prize
XIII Bienal española de arquitectura y urbanismo Museo Gösta Serlachius, Mänttä, Finlandia.
Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectura de España. Seleccionados: Centro Federico García Lorca en Granada y Puente Gösta Serlachius, Mänttä, Finlandia.

Finalist
Nordic Built City Challenge,  “Trygve Lies” Public Space in  Oslo, Noruega.
Autores: Boris Bezan, Héctor Mendoza y Mara Partida en colaboración con Mestreswague arquitectes.

Nominee
European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture . Mies Van Der Rohe.
Federico García Lorca Centre.

Finalist
Prize Piranesi, with Federico García Lorca Centre . Fundación Piranesi, Eslovenia.

2015

First Prize
Plençnik Prize for Architecture 2015
Joze Plecnik Foundation. Liubljana architecture chamber DAL, Slovenia.

Finalist
FAD architecture Prize 2015
International Category: Gösta Serlachius Museum

FAD architecture Prize 2015
International Category: Gösta Bridge

Nominee
European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture . Mies Van Der Rohe.
Gösta Serlachius Museum

2014

First Prize
Wood architecture Prize
(Vuoden Puupalkinto)  Wood Council in Finlandia.

First Prize
Premio Nan
Arquitectura y Construcción VIII edición
Best international Architecture studio.

Merit Award
Wood Desing Prize
(Wood Design Building) Canadian Timber Council. International Category.

Finalist
Finlandia Prize for architecture
(Arkkitehtuurin Finlandia- Palkinto) SAFA.

Finalist
YAYA Award
(Young Architect of the Year Awards).
Architect of the year. Building Design Magazine UK. London

Second Prize
Ril Prize
Civil Engineer Association in Finland

2013

First Prize
International Spanish Architecture Prize
CSCAE Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España.
Serlachius Museum Gösta Extension

 

2010

Ex-aequo
VII edición de los Premios AJAC (Agrupación de Jóvenes Arquitectos de Cataluña).
Lucena Theater Auditorium

2016

First prize
International Competition for the Museum of Art and Culture in Kristiansand, Norway.
Authors: Héctor Mendoza, Mara Partida and Boris Bezan (formerly MXSI) and Mestreswague arquitectes.

First prize
International Competition for the Construction of the Arcos Zapopan Building in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Authors: Héctor Mendoza and Mara Partida.

First prize
International Competition for Trygve Lies Square in Oslo, Norway.
Authors: Héctor Mendoza, Mara Partida and Boris Bezan (formerly MXSI), in collaboration with Mestreswague arquitectes.

2015

First prize
International Competition for the Museo Papalote Iztapalapa, Cd de México.
Authors: Héctor Mendoza, Mara Partida, Boris Bezan, in collaboration with SPRB architects Carlos Rodriguez and Laura Sanchez Penichet

Second prize
UIA International Competition, MOLEWA, for the heart of Huayan Township, China.
Authors: Mara Partida, Héctor Mendoza and Olga Bombac.

2011

First prize
International Competition for Serlachius Museum Gosta Extension, in Mänttä, Finland.
Authors: Héctor Mendoza, Mara Partida and Boris Bezan (formerly MXSI)

Second prize
Tartu City Library and Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia. For Tartu City Council and Estonian Ministry of Culture, Tartu State Agency, Estonia.
Authors: Héctor Mendoza, Mara Partida and Boris Bezan (formerly MXSI)

Third prize
Beton Hala Waterfront competition, for the city of Belgrade State Agency. Belgrade, Serbia.
Authors: Héctor Mendoza, Mara Partida and Boris Bezan (formerly MXSI)

Publications

Selected publications Magazine articles Books and chapters Other publications

Numerous projects of Mendoza Partida has appeared in prestigious magazines:
A10, Área, Archis Architectuur Stad Beeldcultuur, Architecture d’aujourd’hui, Ark, Arquine, Arquitectura Viva, AV Monografias, AV Proyectos, Casabella, Competitions Annual 2011, Concept, Domus, Journal of the National Academy of Art, Mark, ON Diseño, Pasajes, Arquitectura y Crítica, Space, The Plan, Wallpaper, Wettbewerbe aktuell.

Our work has also appeared in various books, catalogs and other publications.

A10

N. 59
— Art Museum Extension, Mänttä

Área

N. 118
— Ampliación del Serlachius Museum Gösta. Mänttä, Finland

Archis Architectuur Stad Beeldcultuur

N. 1
— Transtasis

Architecture d'aujourd'hui

N. 402
— Pavillon Gösta, musée Serlachius. Mänttä, Finlande

Ark

N. 111
— MX_SI, Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen

Arquine

N. 78
— Centro Federico García Lorca
N. 75
— Compartir la experiencia de la arquitectura. Conversación con MX_SI
— Otro Papalote: Un bosque Abstracto
N. 70
— La casa, el bosque, el jardín y el lago
— Europan 8 ganadores de Iberoamérica
N. 23
— Mexicanos en la Architectural Association de Londres

Arquitectura Viva

N. 98
— García Lorca tendrá un centro de Vanguardia

AV Monografias

N. 193-194
— MX_SI Centro Federico García Lorca, Granada

AV Proyectos

N. 45
— Museo Gösta de arte contemporáneo

Casabella

N. 860
— MX_SI- Centro García Lorca, Granada: Un Concorso Andato a Buon fine

Competitions Annual 2011

— Bucolic site as museum context

Concept

N. 148
— The Extension of The Gösta Contemporary Art Museum
N. 202
— Papalote Children’s Museum

Domus

N. 18
— Gösta Serlachius Museum

Journal of the National Academy of Art

Vol. 37, N. 8
— Emotional Structures

Mark

N. 60
— Avoid the Void

ON Diseño

N. 353/345
— Gösta Bridge
N. 333
— Extensión del Museo Gösta de la Fundación Serlachius
N. 146/153
— Gösta Pavilion, Serlachius Museum

Pasajes, Arquitectura y Crítica

N. 76
— Concurso Europan 8 Goteborg

Space

N. 526
— Extension of the Serlachius Museum Gösta

The Plan

N. 91
— Auditorium Theater Architectural Icon and Urban Landmark. Lucena, Spain

Wallpaper

N. 21
— Architects MX_SI model their new extension to Gösta Serlachius Contemporary Art Museum on an abstract forest

Wettbewerbe aktuell

N. 11
— Serlachius Museum Gösta in Mänttä
N. 9
— Serlachius Museum Gösta in Mänttä, Finnland. 2014
N. 9
— Serlachius Museum Gösta in Mänttä, Finnland. 2013
N. 8
— Serlachius Museum Gösta in Mänttä, Finnland

Textos de Arquitectura Docencia e Innovación N. 4
Doble Ciego: la limitación en el aprendizaje del proyecto

Fotografía como Arquitectura
Fotografía: herramienta y comunicación. Armando Salas Portugal.

CBB- Papers N. 1
A house is many houses… a city

Gösta’s Pavilion in a Nordic Light
Open Dialogue

Habitar la ciutat i el paisatge: 2006-2014: vuit anys d’aprenentatge
Sobre la bibliografia de suport al taller d’habitatge col·lectiu

El Mundo en las Manos. Creadores Mexicanos en el Extranjero
Mónica Juvera, Héctor Mendoza y Mara Partida. Arquitectos / Barcelona

De Jalisco Nuevos Arquitectos: jóvenes arquitectos de Jalisco
Mara Partida/Héctor Mendoza

Museumsbaute: Wettbewerbe Aktuell Themenbuch N. 11
Serlachius Museum Gösta in Mänttä

Massilia 2003. Anuario de Estudios Lecorbusierianos
Sobre algunos dibujos de Charlotte Perriand para el 24, Nungesser-et-Colli

In vitro el concurso de arquitectura en la ciudad histórica
Centro Federico García Lorca

European Urbanity. Europan 7 and 8
Vortex

Europan 8. European Results, European Urbanity. Europan Europe Secretariat
Vortex

Concurso Internacional de ideas para la creación del Centro Federico García Lorca en la Ciudad de Granada

Finnish Architecture 2016
Catálogo de la bienal de arquitectura finlandesa 2016

UNLAKE CITY
Where there was a lake, now there is a city

Catálogo de la exposición

Plecnikova Odlicja za Leto 2015
Catálogo: Premio Plecnik de la Arquitectura 2015.

From competition to completion
Serlachius Museum “Gosta Pavillion” Mänttä, Finland

EXÉ Architecture Détail Technique
Musée Gösta Serlachius

Ambient N. 114
Most Serlachius Gösta. Mäntta, finska. Arhitekturni studio MX_SI

Palimpesto N. 8
Centro Federico García Lorca, Granada

Concept N. 148
The Extension of The Gösta Contemporary Art Museum”, Mantta, Finlandia

Sydämellisesti Sinun N.2
Göstan Näyttelytilat Kolminkertaistuvat

Beaux Arts magazine
Musées en extension

Documentos de Proyectos Arquitectónicos N. 27-28
La sección en el mat-building

Márgenes arquitectura N. 2
Centro García Lorca

Future Arquitecturas. Concursos Competitions
Parallels. MXSI Architectural studio

La Vanguardia
Nueva Hornada arquitectónica. Doce equipos de jóvenes arquitectos catalanes plantean nuevas ideas y desafíos en tiempos difíciles

Europan 8
Europanic Europan Sweden – A thousand new ideas for our cities

RUM N. 9
Gösta Contemporary Art Museum – RUM

Pregled javnih natecajev Zbornice za arhitekturo in prostor Slovenije 1998-2010
Ureditev obmocja tovarne ROG: V Ljubljani 2008: Mestna obcina Ljubljana

Suplemento del grupo Reforma ITESO 50 años
Hacer Arquitectura en Europa, búsqueda y experimentos

EUROPAN 8 Result book
Europan Suomi Finland · Europan Latvia · Europan Sverige

Neotypo
European Urbanity

Future Arquitecturas. Periódico de Concursos de Arquitectura N. 5
Auditorio de Lucena. Vocación Flexible y Multifuncional

Alzada N. 80
Escenarios Urbanos. Un nuevo referente para la ciudad

Piso. Ciudad al Ras. N. 7
Escenarios Urbanos, Concurso CFGL

Alzada N.79
Un edificio contemporáneo albergará la sede de la Fundación Lorca

MAJA: EESTI ARCHITEKTIDE LIIDU AJAKIRI
Brandspace: disaini uurimine ja toote suunamine

Architektur & Bau Forum N. 221
n-o-m-a-d.org

Tesis de Master bajo la dirección del arquitecto Brett Steele
Brandspace and transtasis

AA News
Formaterial — Análisis y síntesis de organizaciones formales y materiales.

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