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post updated 30 January 2024

29 January 2024
Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci, Florence, Tuscany, Central Italy
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci Florence Italy
image © Rafael Vinoly Architects
Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci Florence
Rafael Viñoly Architects unveils new renderings for its innovative design of the new international terminal at Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci in Florence, the heart of Italy’s renowned wine country. The terminal is expected to see over 5.9 million international passengers pass through it yearly.

post updated Mar 7 + 4, 2023

Architect Rafael Viñoly dies aged 78

March 2nd, 2023 – Rafael Viñoly, the world-renowned Uruguayan architect who designed buildings including London’s so-called Walkie-Talkie-building, has died aged 78.

Sky Garden London building

He established Rafael Viñoly Architects in 1983. His work features in more than 600 structures around the world.

He died in hospital, reportedly from an aneurysm, in New York City on Thursday.

Rafael was born in Montevideo in 1944, but moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the age of five.

He studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires.

Viñoly is survived by his wife, Diana, an interior designer, his son, Román, and stepsons Nicolás and Lucas.

BBC News report – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-64848302

March 3 2023

Statement about Architect Rafael Viñoly

Statement from Román Viñoly on the passing of his father and collaborator, architect Rafael Viñoly

On behalf of my family, my co-workers and our many partners throughout the world, I am saddened to report that my father, the founder and namesake of our firm Rafael Viñoly Architects, passed away unexpectedly yesterday, 2nd of March, at the age of 78. He was a visionary who will be missed by all those whose lives he touched through his work.

He leaves a rich legacy of distinctive and timeless designs that manifested in some of the world’s most recognizable and iconic structures, among them the Tokyo International Forum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Carrasco Airport in Montevideo, and 20 Fenchurch Street in London. The firm’s partners and directors, many of whom have collaborated with him for decades, will extend his architectural legacy in the work we will continue to perform every day.

Quote from Jay Bargmann VP of Rafael Viñoly Architects “I’m incredibly proud of the integrity of the work our team has produced over many decades and on very complex projects, and I am honored and humbled by our team’s unwavering commitment during this profound time of loss.”

A memorial service in New York is being planned. We will advise on that in the coming days.

Message from Christina Seilern on the passing of Rafael Viñoly (1944-2023)

“Rafael Viñoly was my mentor, collaborator, and one of my dearest friends. He possessed incredible generosity of thought, with a creative spirit that inspired a generation of architects. I am honoured to have been witness to his electric energy, his endearing humour, his elegance, and his genius.

Early in my career, he said to me: ‘You have a wonderful future because you have a wonderful past, and you will continue to build on it, as an architect, a companion, a friend and a mother. I will watch you become the great and successful architect you hope because you just can’t help but being one.’ He was an unfailing friend—he gave me great courage and for that I am forever grateful.

He leaves an immeasurable hole, and will be so deeply missed—my most sincere condolences to Diana, Roman, the family, and the RVA team.”

Christina Seilern, Principal, Studio Seilern Architects, and founding director of Rafael Viñoly Architects London

post updated 5 September 2021

Rafael Vinoly News

RVA Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Oct 10, 2020
National Medal of Honor Museum, Arlington, Texas, USA
Architecture: Rafael Viñoly Architects
National Medal of Honor Museum building design
image courtesy of architects
National Medal of Honor Museum
The strength of steel – forged in fire – is akin to the strength of our armed forces, which is forged in the heat of battle. The main exhibitions of the museum will be housed in a remarkable 25,000 square foot slab of steel seemingly suspended in mid-air.

Oct 5, 2020
Amaris Waterfront Condominium, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, Washington, D.C., USA
Amaris Waterfront Condominium Washington DC
picture from architect
Amaris Waterfront Condominium
HMW, a joint venture of Hoffman & Associates and Madison Marquette, the co-developers of The Wharf, today announced that its highly-anticipated Phase 2 condominium building will be called Amaris. The 96 unit, 12-story, luxury waterfront residential building’s name is derived from Latin and means “you are loved.”

Jan 23 2020
277 Fifth Avenue, NoMad, NYC, USA
277 Fifth Avenue Luxury Condos NoMad New York City by Rafael Vinoly
rendering : THREE MARKS
277 Fifth Avenue Building
This 55-storey tower is located in the heart of NoMad, where Manhattan’s East and West Sides, Uptown and Downtown, meet.

Feb 9, 2019
61 9th Avenue, Meatpacking District, Manhattan, New York, USA
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
61 9th Avenue Meatpacking District building in Manhattan by Rafael Viñoly Architects
rendering : Rafael Viñoly Architects
SIXTY ONE – aka 61 Ninth Avenue – is located at 15th Street and Ninth Avenue, between the Apple Store and Chelsea Market, in the heart of the Meatpacking District. The new 170,000 sqft commercial structure is 135 feet high, spanning nine stories. Developers for this dynamic new building are Vornado Realty Trust and Aurora Capital. The project will be built on the former Prince Lumber Yard.

Nov 26, 2018
277 Fifth Avenue Tower, NoMad, Manhattan, New York, USA
277 Fifth Avenue Tower NoMad building Manhattan by Rafael Vinoly Architects
image : Three Marks
277 Fifth Avenue Tower
The tallest residential building on Fifth Avenue: contemporary design features elegant proportions and corner exposures through floor-to-ceiling windows from every residence and a façade composed of high-performance cast panels, custom fabricated in Finland in a bespoke Indigo color.

Mar 17, 2017
Mixed Use Winner at the AR MIPIM Future Projects Awards
The Hills at Vallco
render from AR
MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2017
Project Title: The Hills at Vallco
Location: Cupertino, California, USA
Architect: Rafael Vinoly FAIA JIA SCA IntFRIBA
Client: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority / Sand Hill Property Company

May 28, 2013
432 Park Avenue Tower, New York, USA
Building to Become the Tallest Residential Tower in the Western Hemisphere
432 Park Avenue New York Building
photo © Adrian Welch, architect
432 Park Avenue Tower
This skyscraper project is due to complete in 2015. The 1,396-foot tower building design by Rafael Viñoly is due to become the tallest building in New York City. It is also due to be the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere.

May 14, 2013
The New Stanford Hospital, California, USA
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
The New Stanford Hospital California building design
image from architect office
The New Stanford Hospital Building
This new building is due to complete in 2017 with an opening for patient care in early 2018.

Feb 13, 2013
Center for Care and Discovery, University of Chicago Medicine, IL, USA
Center for Care and Discovery at the University of Chicago Medicine
photo from architect
Center for Care and Discovery
This 10-story, 1.2 m sqft Center for Care and Discovery at the University of Chicago Medicine opened in early 2013.

Feb 6, 2013
Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, USA
Darla Moore School of Business University of South Carolina
picture from architects
Darla Moore School of Business
Rafael Viñoly Architects is proud to announce that the University South Carolina celebrated the “Topping Out” of the new building for the Darla Moore School of Business in a ceremony today held at the construction site.

Nov 12, 2012
20 Fenchurch St, London, England, UK
Sky Garden London building design by Rafael Vinoly Architects
photos © Adrian Welch
Walkie Talkie building – updated photos

Feb 3, 2012
“Pressures and Distortions, City Dwellers as Builders and Critics” – New Book by Research Program
The book marks the culmination of Rafael Viñoly Architects’ third round of research awards
Rafael Vinoly Architects Book

Rafael Vinoly – Recent Building News

Aug 18, 2011
University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute, England, UK
University of Oxford Mathematical Institute building design
image from architects studio
University of Oxford Mathematical Institute
Rafael Viñoly Architects is proud to announce that the University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute has officially broken ground. The new building will both consolidate a department that was previously spread across multiple locations and foster an environment that balances academics’ need for privacy with the increasing importance of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Jun 22, 2011
firstsite, Colchester, Essex, England
Firstsite Colchester, Essex museum building
photograph © Marc Atkins
firstsite Colchester
firstsite, a major new centre for the visual arts, designed by internationally acclaimed Rafael Viñoly Architects, opened on 25 Sep 2011. The building will be a home for the work of the long established visual arts organisation of the same name.

Jun 2, 2011
Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo International Forum building design by Rafael Vinoly Architects
photograph © Robert Day
Japanese Architecture Tour

Jun 14, 2011
Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House, Philadelphia Research Building
photograph : Ty Cole
Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House

May 10, 2011
Translational Research Center at Penn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Translational Research Center at Penn: Philadelphia Building
photograph : Brad Feinknopf
Translational Research Center at Penn

Dec 12, 2009
Van Andel Institute, Michigan, USA
Van Andel Institute Building, Grand Rapids
photo © Brad Feinknopf
Van Andel Institute building

Rafael Vinoly Discussion

A Conversation with Rafael Viñoly : Architect Rafael Viñoly engaged critic Julie Iovine, executive editor of The Architect’s Newspaper, in a conversation about the present and future of architecture at the Museum of the City of New York 5 Apr 2011. Following the lecture, the architect held an exclusive book signing for his upcoming monograph Rafael Viñoly Architects by Philip Jodidio.

Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building, University of California, SF, USA
Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building
image courtesy of architects practice
Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building San Francisco

Rafael Viñoly Lecture, England : ‘Two London Projects’ Jun 24, 2010

Rafael Viñoly Buildings

Featured Architecture by Rafael Viñoly, listed alphabetically:

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
Date built: 2006
Bard College building design by Rafael Vinoly Architects
photo © Brad Feinknopf
Bard College

Battersea Power Station, London, England, UK
Date: (2009-)
Battersea Power Station masterplan
picture from architects firm
Battersea Power Station Redevelopment

Bronx County Hall of Justice, NYC, USA
Date built: 2006
Bronx County Hall of Justice building design by Rafael Vinoly Architects
photo from architects studio
Bronx County Hall of Justice

Brooklyn Children’s Museum, NYC, USA
Date built: 2008
Brooklyn Children's Museum building design by Rafael Vinoly Architects
picture by architects
Brooklyn Children’s Museum Building

Brooklyn College, New York, USA
Date built: 2007
Brooklyn College building design by Rafael Vinoly Architects
picture from architects firm
Brooklyn College Building – West Quad

Carrasco International Airport, Uruguay
Date built: 2009
Carrasco International Airport Montevideo
photo © Daniela Macadden
Carrasco Airport building, Montevideo

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA
Date built: 2009
Cleveland Museum of Art
image : Brad Feinknopf
Cleveland Museum of Art

Curve : Leicester Arts Centre, England
Date built: 2008
Curve Leicester building design by Rafael Vinoly Architects
photo : Peter Cook/View
Curve Leicester

Edificio Acqua – Punte Del Este, Uruguay
Date built: 2008
Edificio Acqua
photo © Roman Viñoly
Edificio Acqua Uruguay

Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Boston, USA
Date: 2010-
Edward M. Kennedy Institute Building
image from architecture firm
Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Helen Diller Family Cancer Research, USA

Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building San Francisco
photo : Brad Feinknopf
Helen Diller Family Research Building

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
photo © Paul Fetters
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Kravis Center, Claremont, California, USA
Kravis Center Claremont building design by Rafael Vinoly Architects
image : Rafael Vinoly Architects
Kravis Center Building

Mahler 4 Office Tower, The Netherlands
Mahler 4 Tower building design by Rafael Vinoly Architects
photo from Rafael Vinoly Architects
Mahler 4 Office Tower, Amsterdam

121st Police Precinct, Staten Island, USA
Staten Island Police Precinct
image : Rafael Vinoly Architects
Staten Island building, New York

Millennium Science Complex, PA, USA
Pennsylvania Architecture
picture : Rafael Vinoly Architects
Pennsylvania Architecture

The Vdara Condo Hotel, Las Vegas, USA
Vdara Hotel
image : CityCenter Land, LLC
Vdara Hotel Las Vegas, City Center

Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Wageningen University building
picture : Rafael Vinoly Architects
Wageningen University building

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7 Grammercy Park Condominiums, Manhattan, New York, USA

California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles architecture
photo : Rafael Vinoly Architects

Carl Icahn Laboratory, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, USA

Oxford University – Radcliffe Masterplan, Oxford, England, UK

Samsung Jong-Ro Building, Seoul, South Korea

Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan

University of California, San Francisco – Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Center
University of California building
picture : Rafael Vinoly Architects

University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago, USA

University of Chicago Medical Center, New Hospital Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
University of Chicago Medical Center
picture : Rafael Vinoly Architects

University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, USA
Philadelphia architecture
picture : RVA
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

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Location: 50 Vandam Street, New York, NY 10013, United States of America

New York Architects Practice Information

Rafael Vinoly Architect
born 1944 in Montevideo, Uruguay

Rafael Viñoly Architect moved in 1978 to USA, moving in 1979 to New York

Rafael Vinoly Architecture Competition : World Trade Center New York

Website: www.rvapc.com

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