Renovation of a commercial and office building in Hostel by Gonçalo Byrne / Díaz y Díaz

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Architects
Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos and Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos. Coordination.- Maria João Gamito

 
Design team
Architects.- Cláudio Gonçalves, Angela Baldo, Mafalda Gallo, Nuno Marques, Pablo Mera Montecelos, Alejandro Rodríguez Tarrío.
Collaborators
Interior design.- Empathy / Isabel Santos.
Structures.- Riscos e Rascunhos, Estudos e Projectos, Lda. Alberto Carvalho, Rui Oliveira.
Renderings.- TungsTeno
Client
Bluesock Hostels
Builder company Constructor
XTREAM. Nuno Braga.
Dates
2019
Area
2,410 m²
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Gustavo Díaz García y Lucas Díaz Sierra. Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos SLP

Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos SLP, is a Galician architecture studio directed by the architects Gustavo Díaz García (1952) ETSAM (1978) and Lucas Díaz Sierra (1974) ETSAB (2000), with open offices in A Coruña and Madrid. It has a large team of collaborating architects of various nationalities. They have received awards in the various fields of their activity: New Construction, Rehabilitation, Urban Planning and Interior Design.

They have been invited to participate in courses, conferences and conferences: Superior Technical Schools of Architecture of A Coruña, Barcelona, ​​Camilo José Cela University and University College of Dublin, Associations of Architects of Galicia, Madrid and Barcelona, ​​College of Quantity Surveyors of Madrid, Ministry of Education, House of UNESCO in Paris, House of Galicia in Madrid, Institute of Architecture of San Francisco, Pecha Kucha Night, etc.

Gustavo Díaz García, Graduate of the Madrid Superior Technical School of Architecture (1978). Doctoral courses (1980-1983). Technical seminars on environmental quality in educational institutions, Ministry of Education and Science, Madrid (1983).

Lucas Díaz Sierra, Graduate of the Barcelona Superior Technical School of Architecture (2000). Architecture course at Saint Louis University. Landscape and Urban Planning and Interior Design courses at Berkeley University. Organic and Ecological Architecture courses at the San Francisco Institute of Architecture. Higher Level Course at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Gonçalo Byrne

Gonçalo Byrne (Alcobaça, Portugal, 1941) is an architect graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Lisbon holding an Honorary Degree from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon and from the Faculty of Architecture of Alghero, in Italy. In 1975, he established his own practice and, in 1991, he founded the studio Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos.

Since 1970, he is a member of the Portuguese Architects Association (n.º 520), and since 2008, a member of the Italian Province of Vicenza Architects Association (n.º 2077). He was part of the Portuguese Board of the U.I.A. and a delegate of the World Assembly and Congress of this same organization. Between 1985 and 1987, he was director of Jornal Arquitectos (the journal published by the Portuguese Architects Association).

Byrne has been teaching at several international universities including Lausanne, Harvard, Venice, Mendrisio, Leuven, Pamplona, Milan, Kansas State University, among others. He is often a jury member in many design competitions and accolades, such as for example for the Mies van der Rohe Award (year 2017), the Vasco Vilalva Award attributed by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Swiss Architectural Award - BSI Architectural Foundation (for which he is a permanent member of the consulting board), the Juana de Vega Award (La Coruña), among others.

His studio is a reference in the Portuguese architectural context as a “second” school for many of his collaborators who, after leaving the studio and establishing their own practices, often become co-authors of several works with Gonçalo Byrne.

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