Javier Corvalán Espínola
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Architect | Designer, Asunción, Paraguay
Javier Corvalán Espínola, born in Asunción, Paraguay, on 30 June 1962, holds a degree in architecture from the Science and Technology School of the “Nuestra Señora de la Asunción” Catholic University (UCA) (from 1981 to 1987).
He then moved to Rome, where he undertook postgraduate studies into urban regeneration, and he has had his own firm since 1990. Individually and in partnerships, he has won important public and private sector tenders, such as the design for the experimental theatre in the Manzana de la Riviera architectural complex, the municipal theatre of Asunción and the Centro Cultural de España, to name just a few.
He was a finalist at the Spanish-American Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial in 2002 and 2004. In 2000 he received the Contemporary Architecture Award and created the Architecture Workshop currently in the city of Luque; he works as Visiting Professor for various schools of architecture abroad, including the Panama School of Architecture and Industrial Design, the Escola da Cidade of Sao Paulo and Uniritter of Porto Alegre, Brazil, the Faculty of Architecture of Buenos Aires University (UBA) and the School of Architecture of Torcuato Di Tella University (UTDT), both in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and above all the Architecture and Town Planning Institute of Venice, Italy.
In Asunción he is professor and founder of the Taller E at the Architecture, Industrial Design and Art Faculty of the National University of Asunción (FADA UNA) and a degree dissertation supervisor at the Faculty of Science and Technology at UCA.