Israel Alba Ramis is an architect and a lecturer at the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, at its Madrid campus. He heads a multidisciplinary firm of architecture, design and urbanism, headquartered in Madrid, based on a collaborative, multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary approach to architecture, design and urbanism. It deals with the contemporary city as a complex, variable phenomenon and embraces its continuous transformation as a positive, optimistic process. Through its operating platform WASTELAB, its architecture focuses on the issue of waste and possible solutions. It is involved in theoretical research and academic debate, whilst also applying its specialist know-how to the construction of large-scale facilities.