Alejandro de la Sota


Alejandro de la Sota

Alejandro de la Sota Martínez (October 20, 1913 - 14 February, 1996) was a Spanish architect. He was born in Pontevedra in Galicia. He graduated from the university in Madrid in 1941 and, from 1956 to 1972 was a professor there.

From his graduation, Sota lived in Madrid, although maintained links with his native Galicia. He was a promoter of industrialisation of construction in the 1960s; his Maravillas gymnasium of 1961 was the first steel framed building in Madrid. The buildings of Sota combine geometric rigor with constructive sincerity and a structural boldness of form that still surprises today.

Sota received the National Prize of Architecture and the Gold medal of the Council of Architects.

Works

*Gobierno Civil (Tarragona) (1956-1963)
*Talleres Aeronáuticos TABSA (Madrid) (1957-1958)
*Maravillas College Gynamsium (Madrid) (1961)
*Block of Houses (Salamanca) (1963)
*Colegio Mayor César Carlos (Madrid) (1967)
*Residencia de Verano Infantil (Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid) (1957-1959)
*Central Lechera CLESA (Madrid) (1963)
*Viviendas en calle del Prior (Salamanca) (1962-1963)
*Edificio Industrial CENIM (Madrid) (1965-1967)
*Pavillón Municipal dos Deportes de Pontevedra (1966)
*Colegio Residencia Caja de Ahorros Provincial (Ourense) (1966-1967)
*Classrooms and Seminaries of the University (Sevilla) (1972)
*Computer center of the Post Office (Madrid) (1973-1976)
*Banco Pastor (Pontevedra) (1974)
*Post Office and Telecommunications Building (León) (1980-1983)
*Edificio Caja Postal de Ahorros (Madrid) (1986-1989)
*University Library (Santiago de Compostela) (1990)
*Court buildings (Zaragoza) (1991-1993)
*Rediseño y Rehabilitación del Edificio del Cabildo Insular (Las Palmas) (1994)


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