Nuno Fontarra

Partner/Architect , Mecanoo

Nuno actively contributes to the scope and quality of Mecanoo's portfolio of work having engaged on numerous award-winning cultural projects and competition entries. Highly creative, innovative and flexible, Nuno has propelled the conceptualisation and design development of  many of Mecanoo's most innovative and sculptural projects including the Natural History  Museum Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts (Wei-Wu-Ying), Taiwan; Longgang Cultural Centre, China and La Llotja Theatre and Conference Centre, Spain, amongst others. He has also led multiple competition designs including the Nobel Qur'an Oasis, Saudi Arabia; Xiqu Theare, Hong Kong; Urban Waterfront Development/Mediaspace Library, Aarhus, Denmark; and an urban campus for the European Space Agency, Germany. Nuno aims to enhance the context of an intervention by relating each project firmly to the landscape. Maintaining an active role in academia, Nuno has not only taught at the Delft University of Technology and the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, but he also taught a spring semester design studio at Soongsil University in Seoul.