Minimum intervention. Renovation of the Salesas Convent by Álvarez-Sala, Matos Castillo, Rueda Pizarro

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Matos Castillo Arquitectos (Alberto Martínez Castillo, Beatriz Matos Castaño).
Estudio Álvarez-Sala (Enrique Álvarez-Sala).
Rueda Pizarro Arquitectos (Óscar Rueda, María José Pizarro).
Collaborating architects.- Javier Foentes, Maria Martinez Moron, Laura Sanchez Carrasco, Alvaro Parra, Jaime Rodriguez-Vigil.
Quantity survivor.-Javier Urdaci.
Building managment.- Tabuenca & Leache Architects (Fernando Tabuenca, Jesus Leache).
Sculpture.- Esther Pizarro.
Restaurant.- White Sagasti.
Archaeology.- Mercedes Unzu, Nicholas Zazua (Plot).
Facilities engineering.- 3D3 ENGINEERING S.L.P. (Raul Lirola).
Structure engineering.- 3D3 ENGINEERING S.L.P. (Joseph Miguel Churches, Project), Raúl Writes (Work).
Construcciones ACR S.A.
Servicios de la Comarca de Pamplona, S.A. (SCPSA).
Pamplona, Spain.
AISLATEC.- Pladur and thermal insulation (Rockwool rock wool)
CAMARVE.- Wooden windows.
DECOVIDRIO.- Glass windows, skylights, railings (Guardian Glass)
DIAZPA.- Natural stone paving stones on the ground.
DICONA.- Interior lime mortar.
EGOIN.- Wooden structure.
IRATI.- Locksmith stairs, railings, metal carpentry.
LECUMBERRI.- Wooden paneling.
LINOTEC.- Carpet and technical floor.
MADERGIA.- Wooden skylights.
ORONA.- Elevators.
PREMO.- Office division screens.
ZINCO.- Garden roof.

Beatriz Matos Castaño, Alberto Martínez Castillo. Matos Castillo Arquitectos

Matos Castillo Arquitectos is a architecture studio, based in Madrid, founded and led by Beatriz Matos Castaño and Alberto Martínez Castillo in 1985. They professional practice based mainly on architectural competitions as a means of combining research and design practice. They regularly participate in roundtables, workshops, summer courses, conferences, exhibitions, and have been part of numerous competition juries. They have also organized several cycles of conferences and exhibitions as curators.

Beatriz Matos Castaño is a PhD Architect with the thesis "Eduardo Chillida, Arquitecto", has been a design professor at the Universidad Europea de Madrid UEM (1997-2021) and at the ETSAM, UPM, (1989-2003). Alberto Martínez Castillo is a PhD Architect with the thesis "Max Bill: Variaciones sobre la búsqueda de la belleza" is a full professor of design at the ETSAM, UPM, (1987-2023) and has been a professor at CEU Arquitectura (2000-2001) and UEM (2010-2020).

They have received over fifty awards in architectural competitions and numerous awards and recognitions for their built work. Among the latter: the International Andrea Palladio Award 1993 (IV edition Vicenza, Italy), the II Exhibition of Young Spanish Architects Award 1992, several Madrid City Council Architecture Awards (1998, 2001, 2003), Community of Madrid Quality Awards (2000, 2003, 2005), COAM Awards (2000, 2005, 2021), and have been finalists on two occasions (1999, 2004) in the FAD Awards.


Enrique Álvarez-Sala Enrique Álvarez-Sala Walther graduated from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) in 1977. After completing his studies, he pursued a career in architecture while also teaching at various universities.

His positions have included Associate Professor in the Construction Department ETSAM (between 1983 and 2004), Representative of Associate Professors in the Senate of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (1995/6 & 2003/4), Visiting Professor at the European University of Madrid and he currently teaches construction at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. He has acted as a judge and speaker at a large number of both national and international architecture events and conferences.

He has worked with architects Ignacio Vicens Hualde, César Ruiz-Larrea and Carlos Rubio Carvajal. As Rubio & Álvarez-Sala he built the SyV Tower in the former Ciudad Deportiva del Real Madrid; the residential tower in the ‘Isla Chamartín’; and the urban redevelopment alongside the Manzanares river in Madrid (in co-operation with Burgos & Garrido, Porras & La Casta and West 8). All of these projects won prizes in architecture competitions.

His work has been selected for the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2004) and has won several awards, including: the COAVN Architecture Award (1999), the COAM Architecture Prize (1989), the City of Madrid Award New Homes (1992 and 1996), the City of Alcalá de Henares Architecture Prize (2003), theOmnibus Prize for Contemporary Architecture in Castilla-La Mancha (2006) and Distinction COAM to the Work of Architects (2009). In addition, his career has also been recognized in various publications and exhibitions.

María José Pizarro, Óscar Rueda. Rueda Pizarro Arquitectos

María José Pizarro and Óscar Rueda have been professionally associated since 1996 and together they run Rueda Pizarro Arquitectos, an architecture studio based in Madrid.

María José Pizarro is Professor at the ETSAM, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, and currently she holds the position of Academic Secretary of the Department of Architectural Projects. Her doctoral thesis obtained a mention in the IX Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism and was a finalist in the IX edition of the Arquia national competition for doctoral theses in Architecture in 2013.

Óscar Rueda is PhD Contract Professor of Architectural Projects at the ETSAM, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid. His doctoral thesis won First Prize in the IX edition of the Arquia national competition for doctoral theses in Architecture in 2013 and has been awarded at the X Ibero-American Biennial. He is Academic Secretary of the MPAA Master of Advanced Architectural Projects.



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