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Lina Toro
Raquel Ruiz y José María Sánchez Laforet
750 sqm
february 2016
Costa Rica St, 36 Madrid


Lina Toro (1978). Architect graduated with honours at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) in Medellín, Colombia (2002), acknowledged by the RIBA.MArch degree approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain (2007).

Among the firm’s selected work, ‘102 dwellings in Carabanchel, Madrid’, ’67 dwellings in Colmenar Viejo, Madrid’, ’17 dwellings in Vallecas, Madrid’, ‘Central Library and Museum, Alcalá de Henares’ or ‘Social Services Center in Mostoles’.

Since 2006, she is the co-editor-in-chief of ‘Arquitectos’ Magazine, issued by the National Architects Association in Spain (indexed in the AVERY HALL Library), and delivered to 47000 architects all over the country.
From 2004 to 2007, she co-directed and co-curated –together with Ignacio Borrego and Néstor Montenegro- the monographic cycle ‘Monoespacios’, held by the Architects Association of Madrid (COAM).

Since 2013 is columnist at TurnOnArt, Global Art off the Radar, in Ivorypress.

Since 2014 starts LinaToro.arch, an architectural firm where she developed her practice as an architect, professor, editor, curator and columnist of architecture.z

She is an associated professor at Escuela Técnica Superior de Madrid, within Juan Herreros’s Unit (2008-), associated professor at the IE School of Architecture in Segovia, leading the International Graduation Workshop (Thesis Project) and Design Studio III, VII. She is a visiting professor at the ‘Tri-Continental Master’s degree in Advance Architectural Design’, at Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), at ‘MArch in Collective Housing’, Madrid and at ‘MPAA Máster y Doctorado en Proyectos Arquitectónicos Avanzados’, at Escuela Técnica superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM). She has been an invited professor at Roma TRE School of Architecture, Italy (2012), at Escola da Cidade, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2010) and at Universidad Católica de Lima, Perú (2011), where she has participated in different juries and workshops.



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