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

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 air 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.

Founders

Pedro Romera García PhD Architect

Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, he took his degree in architecture from the University of Seville, graduating as an architect in 1999. He was awarded his PhD in 2009 from the Universtiy of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria after his thesis “Lugar de intercambio en la ciudad demediada. Posible manual de proyectos para no perderse en ningún puerto”, for which he earned cum laude distinctions.

Since 1999 he’s been working as a lecturer of Architectural Projects at the Architecture School of Las Palmas, where he’s also a member of a Research Group knows as Grupo de Investigación Proyecto, Patrimonio y Paisaje. Also in 1999, he and Ángela Ruiz Martínez established the ROMERA Y RUIZ ARQUITECTOS SLP architecture studio.

Ángela Ruiz Martínez PhD Architect

Born in Granada, she took her degree in architecture from the University of Seville, graduating as an architect in 1999. She received his PhD in 2015 from the Universtiy of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria after his final project “PAISAJE LITORAL ATLÁNTICO INSULAR Arquitecturas frente al horizonte, atlas de las charcas mareales”, for which she earned cum laude distinctions.

In 1999, she and Pedro Romera García established the ROMERA Y RUIZ ARQUITECTOS SLP architecture studio in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

She has worked as a lecturer in Landscape Architecture (2004-2008) and Architectural Projects (2009/2010 and 2011/2012) at the Architecture School in Las Palmas. She has also been General Coordinator of the Second Edition of the Canary Islands Biennal of Arts, Architecture and Landscape; and representative of the COAC at the Insular Committees for Historic Heritage by the Island Government (Cabildo de Gran Canaria) from 2001 to 2005.

Team

Rocío Acosta Martínez Architect Carlota Ardanaz Petit Architect Yudit Barreto Martínez Architect Paula Cabrera Fry Architect Jose Manuel López Cabrera Architect Rosalba Santana González Architect Marta Torrecilla González Arquitecta

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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