Abraham Zabludovsky (English)

 1924 on June 14 he was born in Bialystok, Poland.

1926 son of David Zabludovsky and Raquel Kraveski, emigrated from Poland to Mexico, when the Jewish persecution began in Europe.

His father chooses Mexico for a brochure he finds on the ship in which he travels with two possible destinations: New York and Buenos Aires.

At the age of 3 he arrived in Mexico and his brother is the famous journalist Jacob Zabludovsky.

1945-1949 studied at the National School of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico

While studying, he works as a builder and contractor.

He works in Mario Pani’s office.

1951, he began his career holding positions in the public administration being an advisor to the Fund for Operations and Banking Discount for Housing (1966-1970) and to the Urban Development Commission of the Federal District (1978-1981).

It begins with functionalism-rationalism and then changes towards an integral conception of the building as a component of urban space.

His style is recognized as geometric and in addition to the museums, courts and theaters, his best-known works are the residential buildings from the 1950s and 1960s in the Polanco and Hipódromo Condesa neighborhoods.

His projects include

1979 the theater of the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez de Chiapas,

1984 in Guanajuato, the headquarters of the Multibanco Mercantil de México (Mexico City)

1985 the theater of the city of Aguascalientes

1987 the multipurpose room in Celaya (Guanajuato)

1988 the remodeling of the National Library of Mexico in the Ciudadela park.

In his last years he innovated in materials, such as chiseled concrete, mud brick, spaces and lights.

Part of his professional work, both in Mexico and abroad, is collaborating with the Mexican Teodoro González de León with whom he associated in the early sixties and with whom he performs

Teodoro González de León. Llevo más de 80 años aprendiendo la manera de vivir, la forma de ser. No he aprendido disciplinas, las he convertido en formas de vida; la lectura es una forma de vida, el dibujo, la pintura, la escultura, son una forma de vida; visitar las ciudades, escuchar música y la arquitectura son formas de vida; no tener ninguna religión es mi forma de vida
Teodoro González de León

1975 the College of Mexico

1981 the Rufino Tamayo International Art Museum

1986-1988 four buildings for BANAMEX

1994 the remodeling and expansion of the National Conservatory of Music.

His awards include

1982 the National Prize of Sciences and Arts in Fine Arts

1989 the Latin American Grand Prize at the Buenos Aires Architecture Biennial, Argentina

1991 Gold Medal at the World Architecture Biennale in Sofia, Bulgaria

1994 the International Honorable Mention at the Panamerican Architecture Biennial of Quito, Ecuador.

2003, on April 10, he died in Mexico City.

Publicado por ilabasmati

Licenciada en Bellas Artes, FilologÍa Hispánica y lIiteratura Inglesa.

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