Polytechnical Institute Salesianos Pamplona by Garmendia Cordero Arquitectos + TCGA Arquitectos

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Project team
Architects.- Pedro Garmendia, Carlos Garmendia, Álvaro Cordero, Iñaki Tanco, Imanol García de Albéniz, Daniel Azpilicueta.
Technical architects.- EIPA.- Luis Beraza, César García-Fresca. Facilities engineering.- EIPA + INARQ. Structures.- FS estructuras.
Built surface.- 25,000 sqm. Plot area.- 65,000 sqm.
€ 23,097,169.30.
Project date.- 2012. Construction date.- 2020.
Sarriguren - Navarra, Spain.

arquitectos garmendia cordero

Garmendia Cordero Arquitectos is an architecture studio located in Bilbao and led by Álvaro Cordero Iturregui (ETSASS 2000) and Carlos Garmendia Fernández (ETSAB 2009).

It was founded at the end of 2015, always trying to maintain a way of working based on sincerity, coherence and respect for the context.

They have developed projects of very different characteristics, from ephemeral performances to new buildings, always with a significant percentage of interventions in existing buildings and, in each of the cases, they have tried to ensure that these three premises make up the structural line of the process.

Likewise, they believe that any way of approaching a new project must have the ultimate aim of improving the spaces on which they act, and this is how they approach each new work.

During this time, they have experimented with the relationships generated between the existing and the new architecture that is generated, trying at all times to act with the utmost respect for the context, be it material or intellectual, so that, once the particular history of each case has been analysed, they can intervene in the most personalized and targeted way possible.

They aspire, each time, for this script to end up generating projects with a clear reading where the main intentions of the idea are reflected, giving enormous importance to the function, whether through emphatic volumes, textures or through the exhaustive analysis of each conditioning factor in a global manner, in order to respond to these programmatic needs.

Their intention is always to work at all scales, whatever the size or entity of the project, they have learned to understand architecture in this way and this is how they try to reflect it in each work, taking care of the smallest detail to the largest implementation.

Iñaki Tanco Hualde, Imanol García De Albéniz, Shawn Sullivan. TCGA Arquitectos

TCGA Arquitectos was founded in 2010 in Pamplona and Algeciras, and builds on the extensive experience of the original studio formed in 1982. Their work extends throughout Spain, and they develop residential, commercial, educational or sports projects, including urban development.

Both building and urban development are based on constant research into the social aspects of architecture and the modus vivendi of the residential sphere, whether housing developments or luxury villas for the foreign market.

Iñaki Tanco Hualde, Architect. Born in 1969 in Alsasua, Navarre, and graduated from the University of the Basque Country in 1998. Founding partner of the original studio, he is a specialist in Urban Planning and has been a technical advisor to City Councils since 2008. He is currently the Director of the North Office in Pamplona.

Imanol García De Albéniz, Dr. Architect. Born in 1975 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, and graduated in 1999 from the University of Navarra; in 2005 he defended his doctoral thesis and worked for 6 years as an associate professor. He has worked in Italy and the United Kingdom, and holds the position of Director of the South Office in the province of Cadiz.

Shawn Sullivan, Architect. Born in Wales, UK, and currently based in Gibraltar, he is the founder and Director of Nomad Studio One and is a design and project management consultant for Ocean Village. He has won prestigious awards worldwide for the design of his buildings and homes.



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