Eduardo de Miguel, who graduated in architecture from the University of Navarra, with the Special Graduation Award, and completed a PhD in architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, enlarged on his studies at the Real Academia de España in Rome, at the Centro di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio of Vicenza and at the School of Architecture of the University of Princeton.
He moved to Valencia in 1994 and is currently a professor at the Polytechnic University (UPV). He has received many awards for his work. Specifically, the Teatro El Musical (TEM) was finalist in the FAD Awards 2004 and the Klippan Award 2008 and was selected for the IX Biennale di Architettura di Venezia 2004.
The only element of the old TEM building that could be maintained is the façade overlooking the Plaza del Rosario, which is inspired by the classic model of the triumphal arch. This characteristic is accentuated with the introduction of a door with a sliding wooden panel that occupies the whole dimension of the central arch.
Eduardo de Miguel considered it necessary to maintain this element to preserve the character of the most emblematic urban space of the neighbourhood, which since then has hosted a civic centre, a multipurpose hall for music, theatre and public shows, with capacity for an audience of 400, and a service area.
Today, the TEM, with the highest door in the entire city, holds activities where the stage arts are the stars, and its aim is to feed and enrich the cultural and social fabric of the city in a space with brilliant architecture.
Photography: Mariela Apollonio (Architectural Photographer). TEM.