Climbing as a lifestyle. Shelter between walls by Alegría Zorrilla and Claudia Olalla

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Alegría Zorrilla Miras and Claudia Olalla.
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Structures.- Jofemar.
70 m²
Lobel S.L.
Anguiano, La Rioja, Spain.

Alegría Zorrilla Miras. ALE estudio

ALE Estudio (Arquitectura Libre y Ética) was founded by Alegría Zorrilla in Madrid, in 2019. The founder has been promoting and developing architectural projects since 2007, in search of resolute solutions, from the deep respect for the environment and the social and physical integration in the environment.

In ALE study, the most suitable construction techniques are re-considered for each project, proposing innovative solutions and recovering systems of vernacular architecture. Focusing work on equipment, residential and rehabilitation projects and betting on collaborative housing projects (co-housing) that are considered a sustainable solution for the present and future of cities.

Alegría Zorrilla, is an architect from Escuela Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM) in 2003, completing her training at the University of La Sapienza, in Rome in the year 2000. She completed the official Master in Advanced Architectural Projects of the ETSAM in 2009, collaborating with the ARKRIT Architectural Criticism Research Group. 

Before starting to work on his own, she collaborates for five years with the architects Álvaro Soto and Javier Maroto and for two years with Node 17 (Manuel Pérez) in Madrid. Between 2011 and 2018 she founded the azootea studio in the company of Berta González. Co-winner of the international contest for the Infant School of the French Lyceum in Madrid, selected for the CSAE 2021 awards. She is also part of the winning team of the contest in the second call Reinventing Cities. for the rehabilitation of the old Clesa factory.

2020.- First prize in the international competition organized by C40, Reinventing Cities for the rehabilitation of the Clesa Factory in Madrid.
2015.- 1st Prize: International competition for the new Escuela Infantil and outdoor spaces for the Liceo Francés of Madrid and the Agencia para la Educación en el Extranjero (AEFE).

Claudia Olalla Estudio Mamey

Claudia Olalla is architect from Escuela Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM) Madrid, in 2007 with a master's degree in Advanced Architectural Projects from the same university in 2010. In 2005 she received the Faculty of Architecture Scholarship from UNAM, Mexico D.F. 2005. Until 2009 she collaborated with different studies in Madrid and Bogotá and since 2011, she works as an associate architect at AZOOTEA, and in 2014 she founded ESTUDIO MAMEY.

Nowadays, she has been a Project Professor since 2016 at the Universidad Nacional of Colombia, as well as a guest professor at the Tadeo University and the Andes University, all based in Bogotá. ESTUDIO MAMEY is an architecture office based in Madrid and Bogotá that carries out different projects of new construction, restoration and interior design. It is structured through a collaborative system with networks in different cities with the collaboration of Cristina Gaviria (Bogotá), Inés Obregón (Bogotá), María Franco (Madrid), Alegría Zorrilla (Madrid), PaulSweeney (Barcelona), Carmén Antón and Andrés Rojo (Madrid), Raul Serra (Lisbon) and RICA Estudio (Madrid-NYC).
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