To play is to learn, and it is also to teach, and to create, and to find, and to tempt fate, and to befriend, and to experience, and to remember, and to represent, and to superimpose, and to compete, and to enjoy, and to surprise, and to amaze, and to communicate, and to feel, and to think, and to live, and to win and lose, and to satisfy, and to travel, and to collect, and to direct, and to dream, and to venture, and to risk, and to be happy and sad, and to talk, and to fantasize, and to trust, and to confess, and to confirm, and to tolerate, and to expose, and to train, and to practise, and to move closer, and to know, and to romp, and to entertain, and to suggest, and to contribute, and to wake up, and to seduce, and to plot, and to draw, and to build, and to project, and, above all, to project and imagine. There are also negative definitions, the least, in which the action of playing refers to deceiving, to cheat, to waste time, to take advantage, to be disloyal, but even these negative actions require the knowledge, skills, and intelligence of the malicious person who is practising them.

Juan Luis Trillo de Leyva

Founders

Pedro Romera García PhD Architect
Ángela Ruiz Martínez PhD Architect

Team

Carlota Ardanaz Petit Architect Yudit Barreto Martínez Architect Paula Cabrera Fry Architect Rosalba Santana González Architect

Partners

A4 Ingeniería y Nuevas Tecnologías SLU Ingeniero Industrial Abián Medina Rodríguez Ingeniero de Obras Públicas Bringas y Cañón Abogados SCP Derecho urbanístico y medioambiental Cimentos S.L. Geotécnia CQ Ingenieros y Asociados Instalaciones industriales Edward Lynch Pastor Arquitecto técnico Fayna Cabrera Umpiérrez Ilustración y diseño gráfico GPO Ingeniería S.A. Ingeniería civil Huca Arquitectura S.L. Estructuras José Alberto Herrera Dr. Ciencias del mar Jose Vecino Morales Arquitecto técnico Juan Diego Pulido Rodriguez Abogado Juan E. Correa Bordes Escultor Manuel Hernández Vera Arquitecto técnico Marco Díaz Bertrana-Sánchez Ingeniero agrónomo Rocío Narbona Flores Arquitecta Servicios técnicos topográficos Cartografía y topografía Simón García Asensio Fotógrafo Tamara Narbona Flores Arquitecta Victoria Sajnani Pérez Expropiaciones y valoraciones Yazmina Lozano Mas Evaluaciones ambientales Yon Bengoechea Peña Edición de video

Awards

EXCELLENCE AWARDS – MOST OUTSTANDING FOR HOUSING RESTORATION
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE – ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE OF THE YEAR
ARCHITECTURE AWARDS BUILD – BEST FOR HOUSING RESTORATION & REFURBISHMENT
FINALISTA DEL PREMIO BRIT INSURANCE DESING OF THE YEAR 2009
PREMIOS ENDESA A LA PROMOCIÓN INMOBILIARIA MÁS SOSTENIBLE 2013
FINALISTA PREMIO ARQUIA PRÓXIMA 2010
PREMIOS ENDESA A LA PROMOCIÓN INMOBILIARIA MÁS SOSTENIBLE 2010
PREMIOS A+, ARQUITECTURA PLUS 2010
GANADOR CONCURSO DE LA ESTACIÓN DE VECINDARIO GC
WORLD’S BEST NEW AND OLD BUILDING, WORL ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL (WAF)
PREMIS FAD (FINALISTA) 2008
PREMIO REGIONAL DE ARQUITECTURA DE CANARIAS 2007
PREMIO EUROPAN 8 2006
3º PREMIO CONCURSO SOLUCIONES URBANAS 2005
XI PREMIO REGIONAL DE ARQUITECTURA DE CANARIAS (SELECCIÓN) 2003
X PREMIO REGIONAL DE ARQUITECTURA DE CANARIAS MANUEL DE ORAÁ (SELECCIÓN) 1999
ARCHITECTURE AWARDS – PUBLIC BUILDING ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR 2015

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Sustainability

8 parameters

01 Place. The project is always looking for relationships with the context, framing and capturing visions of the sorroundings.

02 Architectural form. The arrangement of uses, architectural spaces and forms in the construction of buildings is put together in a way that results in less energy expenditure.

03 External envelope. Passive systems, carefully studying openings on the facades according to orientation, double skin/cladding, facades that protect from solar gains with reduced needs of active airc conditioning systems.

04 Internal configuration. Structural systems that allow for flexibility in spatial organizations. The wet facilities and vertical transport elements are packed together to increase the flexible floor space areas.

05 Environmental Control. Natural cross ventilation to be applied as a comfort factor for circulating air between two walls of different orientations, regulating internal temperature in a sustainable way.

06 Energy and water. The proposal is to achieve maximum comfort with minimum energy consumption through efficient energy use. Water savings systems (more efficient mechanical devices, rainwater collection, and grey water circuits), building energy efficiency (through dimming systems, efficient facade solutions and harvesting solar energy for hot water) and electrical saving systems such as photovoltaic panels, motion detectors and low energy lighting.

07 Materials. Treatment of waste, by creating storage space for selective recycling (organic, mixed, paper, glass and plastic) and using building systems that promote the reuse of materials

08 Comfort. Psychological comfort to create calm and luminous environments that encourage the activities taking place.