Fairytale palace as student dormitory. Loop Homes Palace by Martín Lejarraga

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Project team
Blanca Gutiérrez Fernández, José Javier Botí Sarrió, Jose Maria Mateo Torres, Óscar Romero Carrasco, David Andrés Martin Pozuelo.
PM Arquitectura y Gestión.
RYA Residencias S.L.
Constructed area.- 2,928 m². Refurbished area.- 1439 m². Surface outdoor spaces.- 383.11m²


Martín Lejarraga. Architect by Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid - ETSAM (1987), with office in Cartagena, Murcia, since 1991.

Works selection:
- New buildings:
Loop Inn Hostel (Cartagena), Public and primary school ^Nuestra Señora del Rosario^, Library and Reading Park (Torre Pacheco), University Campus (Lorca), MUCAB (Blanca), House for a Swimmer (Espinardo), Elevator - Access - Civil War Shelters and mixed-use building (Cartagena), 8 Social Housing (La Unión), Rural Activity Center (Cartagena), General Services Building and Support Centre for Research and development - CAID (Murcia) and Military Navy Headquarters (Cartagena).
- Rehabilitation:
Tivoli building restoration and extension (Cartagena), Loop Homes Palace – Rehabilitation of palatial patio houses from 19th century for residence (Granada), Rehabilitation and adaptation of the building for Student Center ^Casa del Estudiante^ (Cartagena), Casa Dorda building restoration and extension (Cartagena), Housing-Study for a painter (Cartagena), Housing for a painter and two cats (Cartagena), MURAM – Aguirre Palace restoration and extension (Cartagena), Public Library – Rehabilitation of San Joaquin and San Pascual Convent (Cieza) and Rehabilitation of Military Navy Hospital and Antigones Barracks (Cartagena).
- Interior design:
CANANA LA Brew Pub (La Aljorra), El Cuervo Jazz Bar (Cartagena), MARINO Take Away (Cartagena), iGarpe Offices (San Javier), Principal Bar 1-2 (Cartagena).
- Creative and Exhibition Spaces:
Art Galleries My Name´s Lolita Art (Valencia, Madrid), T-20 (1-2) (Murcia), Espacio Artes Visuales (EAV-Murcia),
Stands in Orgatec and Marmomacc, Arco Stand 2007/00, Chicago 2003/02, La Naval Art Gallery (Arco’08).

Awards selection:
BOY Awards 2018/14, Murcia Regional Architecture Award 2015/11/07/05/03/1997/95/92, BIGMAT Award 2011, FAD Award 2011(Finalist 2019/11/05/04/03/01), Spanish Architecture Biennale 2011/09/05/1998, SIMA Cities Award 2008, COAM Award 2005, Saloni Award 2004, Comunidad Valenciana Architecture Award 2001- finalist, 5th Biennal European of Landscape - Selection, Metápolis 2-3 Encounters.
Associate professor in Architecture School of Cartagena. Guest professor in Architecture Schools such as Alicante, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and i42 Institute of Murcia.

Interferences and Collaborations with Plastic Artists and other disciplines.
Creator of ^Fachadas^ project.
Co-Director / Editor of La Naval.

Act.>. 11-2012/10-2019




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