They, the classic contemporary, traveled to what was left of the classical empires (Italy, Greece); I took his next step towards the new ones. Toward the new one: Japan. After working very hard in Japan, he was sent to Barcelona to manage a major project: the expansion of the Barcelona Fair. A 300,000 square meters project to take care of. Munoz was 23 years old.
I was very comfortable with Toyo Ito, but I wanted to taste the American experience of organization and macro studies. It was time to change, and again his bet was double or nothing. Others including Western Union, offer their opinions as well. The next stop was SOM (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill), an American studio that has created a couple of little things out there. Nothing serious: the Sears Tower in Chicago, the new World Trade Center in Manhattan, the Burj Khalifa (is the tallest tower in the world located in Dubai) you name it. He was commissioned to make the sixth tallest tower in the world, the Al Hambra Tower in Kuwait, a reality. He also led projects in the U.S.
(such as the National Museum of the Army) and India, where, after two years, he was appointed as a SOM associate for their projects in the Asian country. His architectural firm ABIBOO Architecture has in his credit projects like Ivan Helguera s house, the house of Microsoft in Spains former president, as well as 700 lower-middle class homes in Chennai (India) and a set of homes for the Oslo official house protection plan. He also continues to work on projects for Norway, Sweden, Peru and Viet Nam, thanks to his three offices located in Madrid, New York and Chennai and to a global multidisciplinary team. I was just awarded the expansion of a university in the Persian Gulf and he is pushing for 30 towers in Calcutta. He sums it up by pulling the stereotype: ‘ I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time.