Manuel Gallego combines his architectural creation with his job as professor at the Architecture school of A Coruña. Teaching is one of his main and most recognised influences.
Awarded the National Prize for Architecture in 1997, Manuel Gallego is considered to be one of the stars of radical architecture in Spain. His rational buildings are conceived as sculptural expressions and they create their own environment, starting from open spaces to connect elements of architecture and nature.
Concerned about a site as the support for history, Gallego adapts to the circumstances and assumes different roles according to the needs, and so he may range form an approach to the autonomy of landscape (Instituto de Investigación, in Compostela) to a direct dialogue with the territory (Presidential Complex in Compostela), passing through intermediate essays with greater creative freedom (Museum of Sacred art at the Colexiata de Santa María, in A Coruña).