ENRIQUE NORTEN / TEN ARQUITECTOS
TEN Arquitectos [Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos] is dedicated to the creation and research of Architecture and Design. Founded in Mexico City by Enrique Norten in 1986, under his leadership and vision, the firm reached international stature when it opened a New York office in 2003. Since then, TEN Arquitectos has grown to over 70 members, working on a diverse array of award winning and acclaimed architectural projects.
TEN Arquitectos seamlessly engages a multitude of scales and typologies, including furniture design; single-family houses; residential, cultural and institutional buildings; as well as landscape and master planning.
Current commissions include two mixed use buildings in Westend [Washington, DC.], a shopping mall [Puebla, Mexico], Master Plan and Library for Universidad Panamericana [Mexico City], and a new vision for Rutgers University’s Livingston Campus and Business School [Piscathaway, NJ].
Construction is underway for the Amparo Museum [Puebla, Mexico], Acapulco’s City Hall [Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico], Eurocenter [Mexico City], and the 1.3 million sf. Mercedes House [New York, NY]; in addition to the recently completed One York Residential Building [New York, NY], The Chopo Museum [Mexico City], National Laboratory of Genomics [Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico], 580 Carroll Street Residential Building [Brooklyn, NY]and Hôtel Americano [New York, NY].
Projects such as the Guggenheim Museum in Guadalajara, Mexico; the National School of Theater at the National Center of the Arts, Mexico City; Televisa Mixed Use Building, Mexico City [1st Prize “Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion” of Latin American Architecture, Barcelona, Spain, 1998];
and Hotel HABITA, Mexico City [“Latin American Building of the Year” World Architecture Awards / RIBA, London 2002; Business Week / Architectural Record Awards and AIA NY Chapter Award 2003] have established the firm as a leader in contemporary architecture.
In the past two decades, the firm’s projects have been recognized with numerous awards, such as the 2009 Institute Merit Design Award from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter for the Xochimilco Master Plan and Aquarium and a National 2009 Institute Honor Award For Regional And Urban Design from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for the Orange County Great Park.
The work of Enrique Norten/TEN Arquitectos has been presented on several international exhibitions such as “inTENtions: Process and Variations” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey, Mexico; “Old City - New Architecture” at the XI St. Petersburg World Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia; “La Rue Est A Nous Tous” at the Val de Seine National School of Architecture in Paris, France; “The Guggenheim Architecture” in Bonn, Germany, 2006; and the Venice Biennial in 1996, 2002, 2004 and 2006. In addition to numerous articles on national and international publications, the work of the firm has been published on several monographs. Among the most significant are: “Working: Enrique Norten/TEN Arquitectos” published by the Monacelli Press in 2007; “Enrique Norten: Temas y Variaciones”
by Landucci Editores in 2004 and reprinted in 2005; and “TEN Arquitectos”, by the Monacelli Press New York printed in 1998,
and reprinted in 2002.