The ambassador made the remarks in the opening ceremony of the 5th Week of Spanish Architecture in Tehran on Thursday, which was participated by ambassadors of different countries, as well as some Iranian enthusiasts at Iranian Artist Forum.
Fernandez noted that the event has been held in cooperation with Shahid Beheshti University and Polytechnic University of Madrid for several years, adding that artworks of two renowned Spanish architects named Francisco Mangado and Estanislao Roca are being displayed at in the exhibition.
The ambassador went on to say that participating in such events to find more aspects of commonalities and amicable ties between Iran and Spain is of great importance and joy for him.
Pointing to the impact of Iranian architecture on Spanish one, he argued that Iranian gardens, castles and domes have inspired architecture in Spain; although, Spanish architecture has also affected Iranian one.
The book “400 Years of Iran-Spain Relations” shows that an envoy had been sent to Iran at the time of Abbas the Great, the 5th Safavid Shah of Iran, who traveled throughout the country and illustrated Iranian architecture in his own book, Fernandez said, adding that Spain has tried to get acquainted with Iran, especially through cultural elements.
Roca, for his part, addressed the audience saying that architecture can help bring together nations and cultures.
As the deputy president of Catalonia University, he praised Iranian students for their talents in architecture.
Mangado said that architecture is capable of changing a society and improve people’s lives.
At the end of the opening ceremony, the organizers opened an exhibition of architectural artworks in the 5th Week of Spanish Architecture, which is slated for June 9 to 13, 2022.
Some 57 photos of the two prominent Spanish architects are being displayed at Paiz Gallery, including 25 artworks of Estanislao Roca and 32 artworks of Francisco Mangado.
The Paiz Gallery at the Iranian Artist Forum showcases the works of these two Spanish architects from 16 to 20 local time except Saturday June 11.
Both Francisco Mangado and Estanislao Roca are two leading architects in Spain, who have implemented several projects in different countries around the world.
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