A rhizomatic idea. RHIZOMA by Garbizu Collar Architects, KRI, and Diego Sologuren

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Design and curated by
Garbizu Collar Architects.- Victoria Collar Ocampo y Jon Garbizu Etxaide, KRI.- Gonzalo Peña Sancho, and Diego Sologuren.
Engineering.- Egoin.
Supported by
Basque Government’s Department of Territorial Planning, Housing and Transport, Egoin and Chillida Leku.
03-21 November, 2023.
Venue / Localitation
Museum Chillida Leku, Barrio Jauregui 66, Hernani, Guipuzcoa, Spain.

Victoria Collar Ocampo, Jon Garbizu Etxaide. Garbizu Collar Architects

Garbizu Collar Architects is an architecture practice established by Victoria Collar Ocampo y Jon Garbizu Etxaide, based in Switzerland and Spain, developing diverse scale projects in the design and architecture, fields.

Jon Garbizu Etxaide is working as a teaching assistant at ETH Zurich, at studio Boltshauser. From 2014 until 2020 he worked for BUCHNER BRÜNDLER ARCHITEKTEN in Basel, being involved in projects such as the refurbishment of a XIX-century villa in Missionsstrasse Basel and the extension of the Mendrisio School of Architecture, project and construction leader. He leads several competitions such as Residence for the Swiss Ambassador in Alger, a residential tower in Basel, the WDR headquarters in Köln and the Kunsthaus Baselland Museum.​

In 2010 he collaborated with Francisco Mangado Architects in Pamplona. After finishing his Master's Thesis he joined the office of Vukoja Goldinger Architekten in Zürich. Master's Degree in Architecture from the Architecture School of Barcelona, ETSAB, in 2013. Academic experience in TU Delft, during 2011-2012.​

Victoria Collar Ocampo. From 2014 until 2020 she worked for HERZOG & DE MEURON in Basel, being involved in projects such as the urban development and refurbishment of "Paketposthalle" in Munich, the Stamford Bridge Stadium in Chelsea, London, the Kinderspital in Zurich and the Office Tower for Roche, Bau 2, in Basel.​

In 2010 she collaborated with Josep Ferrando Architecture in Barcelona and 2012 with EM2N in Zürich. After finishing her Master's Thesis she joined the office Wolfgang Rossbauer Architekt in Zürich.​

Master's Degree in Architecture from the Architecture School of Barcelona, ETSAB, in 2013. Academic experience in ETH Zürich, during 2011-2012.

Gonzalo Peña Sancho. KRI

KRI was founded by Gonzalo Peña Sancho (Madrid,1989). It is an interdisciplinary platform where history and human demeanours are our beets to stimulate new design paths. Gonzalo Peña Sancho is architect from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid - ETSAM, in 2015. Before starting KRI in 2020, he collaborated with renowned practices such as Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue (2012) in Barcelona and Herzog & De Meuron in Basel (2016-2020). Currently, he combines his practice with punctual lectures and jury criticism.

Aránzazu Mier (Madrid, 1989) Collaborator. She graduated as an art historian from The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Diego Sologuren

Diego Sologuren (1985) obtains his Degree in architecture from the ETS of San Sebastián (ES) and later a Master's degree in urban studies at Sint-Lucas / KU Leuven in Brussels (BE).

From a fragmentary approach, with a deliberately poetic sensibility, he develops his experimental praxis which is committed to taking architecture to its conceptual boundaries, with other disciplines through an unceasing process of subverting the conventional. His works developed on the built environment and moving in between dwelling and performativity, pursue the critical questioning of the norm, generating inquiries about territory, action, memory, and ecology.

His projects during the years 2014-16. He works at the practice of Francis Kere architect, from Burkina Faso, based in Berlin, who won the 2022 Pritzker Prize. This experience, between Africans and Europeans, made him get in touch with a particular way of understanding architecture and design: honesty, economy or means, and formal austerity. Since 2016 he has been a member of the Berlin-based collaborative construction collective Constructlab. In 2017, he participated in the first Mugak Architecture Biennial exhibition in the Basque Country as one of the finalists of the Ganchegui Award. In 2020, he was awarded a fellowship at Future Architecture Platform for his project Manifesto for Unexpected Architectures and had the opportunity to carry out, among other things, the design of an exhibition for the Lisbon Architecture Triennial. That same year he is selected, together with the American artist Brad Downey, to make an installation for the Tbilisi Architecture Biennale in Georgia. In 2021 he received a special mention at Europan 16 competition with an urban development proposal for the municipality of Haugesund in Norway. In 2022 he was selected and published as one of the Emerging European Practices by the platform New Generations.

LEA-EAl in San Sebastián or AZ Alhóndiga, URBANBAT, EHU- UPV and cultural institutions such as TAW in Tirana, Labor in Lausanne, Utopiana in Geneva, IEA-EAI in San Sebastián or AZ Alhondiga, URBANBAT, EHU-UPV and IED Kunsthal in Bilbao.



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