Residential building renovated in El Cabanyal by David Estal and Arturo Sanz

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David Estal and Arturo Sanz
Architect.- Fran López. Quantity surveyor.- Julia Fernández. MEP.- Komfort Green Technology SL
Ernesto Pardos y Pepa Crespo
Calallarga SL


David Estal Herrero (Valencia, 1979). Freelance Architect since 2006, with a building-city works mixup. That not only means building, refurbishment, but also public space, mobility and citizen participation.

He has headed collective actions as l’Ambaixada, Desayuno con Viandantes, la CIV, Aula Ciutat and La Ciutat Construïda. He has worked on different urban proposals for València among others municipalities as la Via Verda, La Pepri Cabanyal, A la Redor del Mercat Central, Pla d’Anticipació de Castellar-L’Olivar, PMUS of València, Ontinyent or Utiel and very recently, Study of Public Space Improvement of Sant, Benicarló-Vinarós, Mislata and Picanya-Paiporta-Benetusser DUSI strategies and Nazaret Participatory Integrated Strategy. In this neighbourhood, Nazaret, he has also coordinated and run the phase one’s works for Parque de Desembocadura for València City Council and Port Authority.

On the other hand, working on “Cabanyal Mas a l’Obra” he gives himself to El Cabanyal neighbourhood refurbishment, he (re)builds single-family houses or residential buildings, reinterpreting the traditional typologies, plus the Ancient Slaughterhouse, a future Interpretation Centre. Lastly, among other writings, “Urbanisme contradit, Ciutat compartida” highlights as his last book by Pruna Publisher.



Arturo Sanz

Arturo Sanz Martínez was born in Montalbán (Teruel) in 1963. He obtained his title of Superior Architect by the E.T.S. of architecture of Valencia in the specialty of Urbanism in 1988. He was selected by the City Council of Valencia (Department of Culture) in the Biennial of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean (Turin 1997). He taught at the Master in "Industrialization and Prefabrication" at CEU San Pablo, courses 2010 and 2011.

Francisco López López

Francisco López López was born in Tarazona de la Mancha (Albacete) in 1991. Graduated from the E.T.S. of Architecture of Valencia in 2016. Collaborator of the Department of Architectural Projects of the ETSAV in the period 2014-2016.
He has participated as a collaborating architect in the Imagine Montessori School, the work of Carmel Gradolí and Arturo Sanz. He currently collaborates with Arturo Sanz in various projects for the rehabilitation of townhouses in the neighborhoods of Benimaclet and El Cabanyal in Valencia.



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