Fernando Martín Menis

Fernando Martín Menis

Head of Menis Arquitectos


Architect, Associated Professor at the University of Hong Kong (UHK), the European University of Canarias (UEC) and Chairman of the Laboratory for Innovation in Architecture, Design and Advanced Tourism of Tenerife, Member of Jury, Workshop Director and Guest Lecturer at Harvard, Columbia NY, ESA Paris, TU Berlin Universities, Akbield Wien Academy and at Architecture Congresses in Switzerland, Australia, India, Singapore, Taiwan, China, South Africa, Croatia, Italy, Poland, Colombia, Mexico and so on.

Having completed his studies of Architecture in Barcelona, between 1981-2004 he teamed up with two partners to establish the so-called "Artengo-Menis-Pastrana Architects" firm. In 2008 Fernando Menis established "Menis Arquitectos" Studio with headquarters in Tenerife.

Menis serves as principal architect and/or co-author of a large number of projects. Some of the already-built projects are: "Tenerife Athletics Stadium" (2007), "Magma Art & Congress Centre" (2005), "Swimming Pool on the Spree River in Berlin" (2004) and "Presidency of the Canary Islands Government Building" (1999). Some of the on-going projects are: "Multifunctional Concert Hall Jordanki" in Poland, "Bürchen Square" in Switzerland, "Fuerteventura Congress Centre", "Aurum Building" in Taiwan, "Holy Redeemer Church" in Tenerife, "Lijiang Villages" in China and "Bürchen Mystic Hotel" in Switzerland.

WAF 2012 Awarded: 1stprize in the "New & Old" category and "Special Director´s Award" with the "Plaza España en Adeje" project, 2012 Ambuja Cement Foundation Award in Architecture Innovation, "Holy Redeemer Church", WAF (World Architecture Festival) awarded: 2010 Best Future Cultural Project Award. Winner of the Spanish National Architecture and Design Award (PAD 2000). Recognised on several occasions as winner of the Canary Islands Regional Architecture Award. FAD Awards (Arts and Design Promotion) and Spanish Architecture Exchibition Awards finalist. Menis has been invited to participate in the Venice Biennale and other exhibitions held at the MoMA NY (2006), Aedes Berlin (2006), GA Tokyo (2009), WAF (World Architecture Festival) awarded: 2012 New and Old category and Director´s Special Prize with "Plaza España" in Adeje, and so on. Recently recognised with the addition of the Holy Redeemer Church in the permanent collection of the MoMA, NY.