Nearing completion. Madrid Metro Integral Transportation Center by Nexo Arq + Gutiérrez-de la Fuente + Andrés Perea

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Architects
Design team
Lourdes Carretero, Manuel Leira, Julio de la Fuente, Andrés Perea, Iván Carbajosa.
Collaborators
Jardín 1 Team.- Pasquale Ludovico, Silvia Acera, José Antonio Arias, Teresa Castillo, Javier García, Flavio Martella, Eva Martínez, Marta Guedán, Ignacio Cimadevilla, Alejandro Estébanez, Laura Puchades, José Mª Nuñez. Technical architect.- Carrión Arquitectura Técnica. Landscaping.- Batlle i Roig Arquitectes. Structures and facilities.- Valladares Ingeniería, BAC Ingeniería, Aiguasol. Energy certification.- GREEN - GBCe. Health and Safety Coordination.- Safecor. Technical Control.- CPV-CEP Ibérica. Renderings.- Three_visual. Models.- MaqGil Models, Gilberto Ruiz.
Client
Metro de Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid.
Builder
Ferrovial Agromán, COMSA.
Dates
1st Prize contest in 2 phases.- 2016. Construction.- 2019 - Current.
Location
Asturias Avenue, Plaza Castilla, Madrid, Spain.
Renderings
Photography

Andrés Perea

Andrés Perea was born in 1940 in Bogotá, son of Spanish parents in exile. Andrés Perea gets the Architect title by the School of Architecture in Madrid in 1965. In 1967 he begins to teach the Projects course at the same school, starting a teaching job that he has continued since then, extending his pedagogical activity in numerous universities and organisms, both within and abroad, as a visiting professor and lecturer. (Pavia, Barcelona, Madrid, Pamplona, Rome, London, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Seoul, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Manila, Hong Kong…).

Among his most representative works some highlights are: the Parish Centre in Tres Cantos (Madrid), the Rafael Alberti Public Library in Madrid, the Administrative Building for the Junta de Andalusia in Almeria, Multifunctional Building for the Xunta de Galicia in Lugo, the building for the Department of health (Consellería de Sanidad) and SERGAS in Santiago de Compostela, Health Centers in Majadahonda, Mostoles, García Noblejas brothers, Getafe, buildings for the Spanish Electric Net (Red Eléctrica de España) in Bilbao, A Coruña and Rubí (Barcelona) houses in Park Loranca-Garden City, Fuenlabrada (Madrid), Fuenlabrada Hospital (in collaboration with L.G. Sterling), IFEMA trade fair 12th and 14th pavilions in Madrid, Cultural Center of Fuenlabrada (with E. Mangada), the new Headquarters for the County Council in Granada (with A. Fernández Picazas), State Public Library in Santiago de Compostela, New building of the Urban Management in Murcia or the new La Palma Airport (with Rafael Torrelo).

Currently, Andrés Perea is directing the following works:, Galicia’s City of Culture (Cidade da Cultura) in Santiago, or the new Hospital of Cáceres (with L.G. Sterling). And drafting projects for: Parador de Turismo (Hotel) in Molina de Aragón, the Spanish Ambassador new Residence in Rabat, Morroco, the Provincial Historical Archive in Huelva for the Ministry of Culture and the building Tecnological Innovation of the Junta de Andalucía in Seville. These are all the outcome of won, national and international competitions.

Andrés Perea has received mentions and awards in international competitions as the first (ex-aequo) prize in the Capital Plaza Competition in Taipei (Taiwan), won the competition for the New Multifunctional Management City in Korea, The Performing Arts Center in Seoul (Korea), the Asian Culture Complex (Korea), Centre for Environmental Studies in Korea, as well as a mention in the Vores competition by Carlsberg in Copenhagen (Denmark) and the Pompidou Centre in Paris, etc.

He has been invited as jury and elected by the own contestants in numerous architectural competitions (building for the University of Alicante, new Head Office for the Ministry of Public Works Delegation in Guadalajara, General Library for the University of Balearic, the Madrid City Council Urbanism, Architecture and Public Works 13th edition Award, among others).

He has received the Quality Award from the government of the Comunidad de Madrid (for 154 houses built in Park Loranca – Garden City), the Urbanism, Architecture and Public Works award from the City Council of Madrid 1998 (for the Rafael Alberti Library), and the Sol-Thermic Award for research. He has been selected for the Spanish Biennale of architecture in several editions. His work has been collected in national and international publications. Currently, he continues his professional practice and is a founding member of the Sustainability and Architecture Association (ASA), Professor Ad Honorem for the School of Architecture of Madrid, Professor Emeritus at San Pablo CEU University and Project Teacher at European University of Madrid (UEM).

Lourdes Carretero, Manuel Leira, Ivan Carbajosa. Nexo Arquitectura

Lourdes Carretero, Manuel Leira and Ivan Carbajosa founded Nexo Arquitectura in 2004 in Madrid. Since that, the studio has challenged to obtain the best approach in each project, trying to re-invent eachother, explore new territories and get unexpected solutions.

The international ideas competition, indeed, has been the vehicle to test their architecture in all kinds of scenarios and scales, developing their personal research and architectural language with freedom.

The common denominator of Nexo's projects is to re-think the project´s strategy approaching the programs proposed and the site concerns. From the first prize to build 1,300 social housing  for the IVIMA in Los Berrocales, Madrid, to a one million inhabitants Sustainable City in China with Eduardo Leira, Nexo has been  focus on challenging and questioning programs, environmental aspects and formal research, having always the target to get a unique/unexpected  human experience in all projects proposed.

After winning the competition for the Integral Center of Transport in Madrid in 2016, the work is currently nearing completion, representing one of the most powerful developments in the north of the capital. The experience gained in the field of sustainability has allowed the development of very ambitious projects in their environmental efficiency, even building the new Metro de Madrid headquarters as a building with almost zero energy with cutting-edge technologies.

Natalia Gutiérrez, Julio de la Fuente. Gutiérrez - de la Fuente Arquitectos

Gutiérrez - de la Fuente Arquitectos office was founded in 2006 in Madrid by Natalia Gutiérrez and Julio de la Fuente. The founders studied Architecture at ETSAM (Madrid School of Architecture), and continued their training in Madrid, and Ateliers Jean Nouvel in Paris.

Natalia Gutiérrez was Member of the Young Architects Committee (2013), and the Ethics Committee (2010-2012) in the Professional Association of Architects in Madrid COAM. Currently Natalia combines the office with her position as city planner in a town of the Madrid Metropolitan Area.

Julio was Member of the National Jury in the international competition Europan 12 Germany and Poland (Foreing Member of the German and Polish Jury 2013), and member of the Jury in Europan 14 Spain (2017). Now, he is Member of the Europan Europe Technical Committee (2013-).

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