Vertical Component. Centre for the Research and Interpretation of Rivers, Órbigo, Tera and Esla by José Juan Barba

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Architects
Project team
Project and Management of the works.- José Juan Barba. Project.- Concha Llorden. Quantity surveyor.- Miguel A. Vecino, Daniel Juan.
Team
Andrés Ferrero, Alex Puigborn, Menelaos Yorgos. Model.- Juan Carlos Yusto. Interior models.- J.M. Aller. Furnishing.- Illione. Lighting.- Alberto de Prado, Consultoría Lumínica / Hess-Iluminación. Air installation.- Agustín Maestro. Renderings.- Pablo Cruz. Concrete.- Ferroblan S.L. PERI.- Luis Aragoneses.
Builder
Villar and Vara. Vertical concrete structure and ramp.- Ferroblan. Stainless Steel.- Manuel Rubial S.L. Continuous floors.- Terraconti. Landscaping.- Asprosub.
Developer
Proyectos Interreg. Unión Europea. España/Portugal.
Area
Total built area.- 900 sqm. Garden area.- 220.47 sqm (Total.- 1,120.47 sqm). Plot area.- 2 Ha (aprox. 20.000 sqm).
Budget
€ 1,225,000.00.
Dates
Project.- 2003 - 2004. Furnishing and models.- July 2005. Construction.- September 2005-2007. Final furniture.- February 2009.
Location
Valle del Órbigo, Benavente, Zamora. Spain.
Photography
Ignacio Bisbal Grandal.

JOSÉ JUAN BARBA

José Juan Barba (1964) architect from ETSA Madrid in 1991. Special Mention in the National Finishing University Education Awards 1991. PhD in Architecture ETSAM, 2004. He founded his professional practice in Madrid in 1992 (www.josejuanbarba.com). He is an architecture critic and editor-in-chief of METALOCUS magazine since 1999, and he was advising different NGOs until 1997. He has been a lecturer (in Design, Theory and Criticism, and Urban planning) and guest lecturer at different national and international universities (Roma TRE, Polytechnic Milan, ETSA Madrid, ETSA Barcelona, UNAM Mexico, Univ. Iberoamericana Mexico, University of Thessaly Volos, FA de Montevideo, Washington, Medellin, IE School, U.Alicante, Univ. Europea Madrid, UCJC Madrid, ESARQ-U.I.C. Barcelona,...).

Maître de Conférences IUG-UPMF Grenoble 2013-14. Full assistant Professor, since 2003 up to now at the University of Alcalá School of Architecture, Madrid, Spain. And Jury in competitions as Quaderns editorial magazine (2011), Mies van der Rohe Awards, (2010-2022), Europan13 (2015). He has been invited to participate in the Biennale di Venezia 2016 as part "Spaces of Exception / Spazi d'Eccezione".

He has published several books, the last in 2016, "#positions" and in 2015 "Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi " and collaborations on "Spaces of Exception / Spazi d'Eccezione", "La Mansana de la discordia" (2015), "Arquitectura Contemporánea de Japón: Nuevos territorios" (2015)...

Awards.-

- Award. RENOVATION OF SEGURA RIVER ENVIRONMENT, Murcia, Sapin, 2010.
- First Prize, RENOVATION GRAN VÍA, “Delirious Gran Vía”, Madrid, Spain, 2010.
- First Prize, “PANAYIOTI MIXELI Award”. SADAS-PEA, for the Spreading of Knowledge of Architecture Athens, 2005.
- First Prize, “SANTIAGO AMÓN Award," for the Spreading of Knowledge of Architecture. 2000.
- Award, “PIERRE VAGO Award." ICAC -International committee of Art Critics. London, 2005.
- First Prize, C.O.A.M. Madrid, 2000. Shortlisted, World Architecture Festival. Centro de Investigación e Interpretación de los Ríos. Tera, Esla y Orbigo, Barcelona, 2008.
- First Prize. FAD AWARD 07 Ephemeral Interventions. “M.C.ESCHER”. Arquin-Fad. Barcelona, Sapin 2007.

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