Condenser 2

Julio Lafuente

b. 1921 – d. 2013

The sculpture 'Condenser 2' is made from recycled and reassembled pieces from the boilers of a desalination plant, originally installed in 1977 and known as the 'Kindasa', or condenser. There is also in Jeddah the sculpture named 'Condenser 1'.

This sculpture is currently dismantled for relocation.

Al-Tahliah Street
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Artist Biography

Julio Lafuente, stimulated by the architects and artists who attend his carpenter father's workshop, emigrated with his family from Spain to France to study architecture at l'École Nationale Superieure de Beaux Arts. After the occupation of France in 1941 he returned to Spain, where he continued his training alternating between studies and works of architecture. After the war he completed his studies in France and embarked on a "Grand Tour" of Italy using a BMW motorcycle and found himself in Rome, a city he fell in love with due to its classical antiquity and nascent modern quarters.

From 1953 he worked with Studio Monaco Luccichenti and brought about the realization of several projects and he collaborated extensively with the engineer Gaetano Rebecchini on several works including the Hippodrome of Tor di Valle (Rome) and the Hospital of the Sovereign Order of Malta.