Principal and Founder of TEN Arquitectos (Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos).
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Holcim Awards Event - Venice 2021
Handover of special Awards to retiring members of the Board of the Holcim Foundation (l-r): Maria Atkinson, Chairperson of the Holcim Foundation, Australia; Marc Angélil, Founding member of the Board and Academic Committee of the Holcim Foundation, Head of the Academic Committee (2003-10), Professor Emeritus of Architecture & Design, ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Enrique Norten, Member of the Board of the Holcim Foundation (2004-19), Principal and Founder of TEN Arquitectos, Mexico and USA; and Marilyne Andersen, Head of the Academic Committee of the Holcim Foundation, Switzerland.
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Enrique Norten, architect (Head), Principal and Founder of TEN Arquitectos, Mexico/USA and Yolanda Kakabadse, administrator, President of WWF International and Chair of the Advisory Board of Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, Ecuador at the Global Holcim Awards jury meeting 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland:
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Global Holcim Awards jury meeting 2012 in March 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland: Members of the Global Holcim Awards Jury 2012 (l-r): Rolf Soiron, Mario Botta, Maria Atkinson, Yolanda Kakabadse, Werner Sobek, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Aaron Betsky, Enrique Norten (head), Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, Rahul Mehrotra.
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Global Holcim Awards Gold 2012 hand-over in Lausanne, Switzerland for "Secondary school with passive ventilation system", Gando, Burkina Faso: Enrique Norten, Principal and Founder of TEN Arquitectos, and head of the Global Holcim Awards jury (Mexico/USA), explained the exemplary nature of the project in terms of its successful approach to the adaptive use of building materials, community development, climatic mitigation and aesthetics.
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Global Holcim Awards 2012 hand-over ceremony, Lausanne, Switzerland
Presentation of the Global Holcim Awards Gold 2012 for "Secondary school with passive ventilation system", Gando, Burkina Faso, in Lausanne, Switzerland (l-r): Enrique Norten, Principal and Founder of TEN Arquitectos, and head of the Global Holcim Awards jury congratulates main author of the winning project, Diébédo Francis Kéré, and members of his team, David Jun, Ines Bergdolt, and Hanna Kümmerle.
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Announcing the winners of the global Holcim Awards Gold 2006 (l-r): CKIR Helsinki School of Economics Senior Visiting Fellow, and member of the jury, Kaarin Taipale (Finland) and, TEN Arquitectos Principal, member of the Advisory Board of the Holcim Foundation and of the jury, Enrique Norten (Mexico)
Enrique Norten is Principal and Founder of TEN Arquitectos (Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos), with offices in New York City and Mexico City, and was a member of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation (2004-19).
Last updated: January 06, 2020 New York, USA
Enrique Norten is also the Ella Warren Shafer Miller Practice Professor in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, USA and was a member of the Board of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction (2004-19).
He studied architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO) in Mexico City and Cornell University, New York, beginning his professional practice in Mexico City in 1981 as a partner of Albin y Norten Arquitectos.
Enrique Norten was the first Mies van der Rohe Award Pabellón Prize for Latin American Architecture (1998). He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects (1999). He is also recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts, by the World Cultural Council and the Legacy Award from the Smithsonian Institute. He received the Medal of Fine Arts in Architecture from the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) in recognition of his contribution to art and culture in Mexico (2018).
Commissions include the Guggenheim Museum in Guadalajara, Mexico; Xochimilco Master Plan and Aquarium, Mexico City; the Center for Research in Genomics for Biodiversity in Irapuato, Guanajuato; the renovation of the Theater of the Insurgents, the High Museum of Villahermosa, Tabasco; a new vision for the Rutgers University College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, NJ, USA; and a plan for the recovery of a 7km stretch of the New Orleans riverfront.
He is a founding member of the editorial board at Arquitectura magazine and was a member of the jury for the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition in New York City. He has also held the O’Neal Ford Chair in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, the Lorch Professor of Architecture Chair at the University of Michigan, and the Elliot Noyes Visiting Design Critic at Harvard University.
Enrique Norten was Professor of Architecture at IBERO (1980-1990) and served as a visiting professor at Cornell University, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Sci-Arc, Rice University, Columbia University and Yale School of Architecture (Eero Sarinien Visiting Professor).
He was a member of the Concluding Panel Discussion at the 3rd International Holcim Forum 2010 in Mexico City. He was head of the Global Holcim Awards jury (2012), a member of the Global Holcim Awards jury (2006 & 2009), and a member of the Holcim Awards jury for region Latin America (2005).