Visual elongation. Renovation of the multipurpose building "La Loza" by alonso + sosa architects

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Architects
alonso + sosa architects.- Evelyn Alonso Rohner, José Antonio Sosa Díaz-Saavedra.
Project team
David Alemán Millares, Santiago González Rivero, Alberto López Espinosa, Pablo Castillo Luna, Ignacio Pérez Anzola, Pablo Delgado Núñez.
Collaborators
Technical Architect.- María Teresa Bautista Martín. Other technicians.- Virginia Amanda San Martín Balbí, Roberto Ruiz Rodrigo, Gazmira Galtier Barroso.
Developer
Alonso Inception S.L.
Dates
2020.
Location
St./ Diego Vega Sarmiento 11, 35014, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
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Evelyn Alonso Rohner, José Antonio Sosa Díaz-Saavedra. alonso + sosa architects

The studio alonso + sosa architects was founded by José Antonio Sosa and Evelyn Alonso Rohner.

José Antonio Sosa. BA and Postgraduate in Architecture (Technical University of Madrid), he is also Phd in Architecture and Full Professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, visiting scholar at the University of Harvard, 2000, Guest Critic, at ETH Zürich, Studio Basel, 2005. Senior partner at Nred arquitectos and Alonso + Sosa Architects.
 
He has taken part in several exhibitions, such as Hard & Soft, Eight Floor Gallery, (New York, 1997), Bienal (DakÁrt, 2004), Sao Paulo Architecture Biennial, (Brasil, 2005), “Regeneration Strategy”. (Beijing, 2007),  “Refabricating City “ Shenzhen & -Hongkong Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture (Hong Kong, 2007), ”Sustainable Building” (Melbourne, 2008), “Una Ciudad Llamada España” (Athens, 2010/ Moscow, 2011),  Nred Arquitectos, Gabinete Literario (Las Palmas, 2006/ Tenerife, 2007), AEDES Gallery (Berlin, 2008), En Proceso (Galería Saro Leon 2018)
 
His work has been warded the first prize in architectural competitions such as the Rehabilitation of the Gabinete Literario (1997), Rehabilitation of the Town Hall of Palmas de Gran Canaria (1998-2002), Venegas Public Square (2001), New Judicial Headquarter in  Las Palmas (2004), Puerto del Rosario Waterfront (2005), Competition for the La Regenta Art Center (2005). Competition for the Train Station in Playa del Inglés (2011)

His work has been published in numerous specialized journals, as well as several monographic books like “ABSTRACT NATURES” (AEDES, Berlin, 2008) or “Confluences”, Silvana Ed. Milano 2018 and has published many critical essays in prestigious magazines and books. He is also a member of the RACBA (Real Academia Canaria de Bellas Artes) from 2014.

Evelyn Alonso Rohner. B.A. (honors) and Pg. Dip. in Architecture (RIBA), University of Westminster, London; Ph.D (international award, cum laude) from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Evelyn´s professional career in architecture began in 2001, when she opened her first office. Since then, she has made many successful competition entries, including winning the Gold Medal in the Miami Beach Biennial, the Bering Strait International Competition, the refurbishment of the Basílica de Nuestra Merced (by Oíza y Gutiérrez 1949), and San Ginés, where she explored trans-disciplinary work in the context of urban space. In 2011, she co-founded Alonso + Sosa architects.
 
Alonso Rohner’s work has been exhibited around the world from Seoul to Canada, and she has recently finished a piece Transferencias Iberoamericanas for the BIAU XI (Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo) in Asunción, Paraguay.

She teaches part-time at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and has been invited as a guest critic at Harvard University’s GSD, European University and KIT (Karlsruher Institute für Technologie). She has given lectures at, for example, the University of Genova, Miami University, and the Polytechnic of Madrid, and has been a jury member for awards and competitions such as the Oraa prize.

Her work and articles have appeared in many publications and in compilations. Her Ph.D won the prestigious Arquia/Tesis award and will be published by the Arquia Foundation Editorial.

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