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IAD (Independent Architectural Diplomacy) is one of the emerging players in the new International architecture scene. With Offices in Madrid and Paris, the studio led by Stéphane Cottrell, Jérôme Michelangeli and Rafael Sá produces an architecture based on ergonomics, functionality and context has been internationally recognized with a large number of prestigious international awards and mentions:
40 under 40: In 2008 IAD was chosen among the 40 best European architects under the age of 40 by the European Centre for Architecture & Urban Studies.
International Architecture Award 2009: Award given by the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design for the best international projects of the year, in this case for the Madrid Design Centre. At the prize ceremonies held in Florence, IAD were keynote speakers at the ´City and the World´ Architectural Symposium.
World Architecture News: Commercial Awards 2009 / Education Awards 2010 / civic Buildings Awards 2010:
IAD has collected several long and short list mentions from the world's leading architectural website with a monthly viewer base of almost 11 million. Awarded and mentioned projects include the VillaModa Frame Hotel in Dubai, the Tripoli University Campus, the Seville City-Gates Stadium and the Administrative Courthouses of Madrid.
Architectural Review MIPIM Future Awards 2010: Highly commended in the Mixed Use category for the VillaModa Frame Hotel project in Dubai.
International Architecture Award 2010: Yet another Chicago Athenaeum award for their green refurbishment of an office tower on the Castellana Boulevard in Madrid. IAD acted as host at the prize ceremonies which took place at the Madrid Architect's Association.
This precise architectural laboratory is a diverse team composed of young, multicultural, outstanding professionals and dedicated almost exclusively to large scale projects in the areas of education and master-planning, air transport and infrastructures, hotels and offices.