In this session of Conversations at the Foundation, the journalist Antonio San José will converse with the engineer and Professor of the Escuela Superior de Ingenieros de Madrid Javier Manterola, who was awarded the Premio Nacional de Ingeniería in 2001 and was responsible for such outstanding projects as the cable-stayed bridge over the Barrios de Luna reservoir (León) –which held a world record for this type of construction–, the Euskalduna Bridge, in Bilbao, and the 1812 Constitution Bridge, in Cádiz. Specialising in the construction of bridges and viaducts, he has also taken part in many restoration projects for historic bridges and has worked with some of the most prestigious Spanish architects including Francisco Sáenz de Oiza, Rafael Moneo and Fernando Redón.
He is a permanent member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando and has been awarded numerous international prizes including the Cámara Chilena de Construcción, Príncipe de Viana de la Cultura and the International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering.
To conclude, San José will ask Manterola to come up with three proposals that, in his opinion, may help to improve society. The conversation will be accompanied by the projection of videos and images relating to our guest’s career.