Wrapping the marsh. Landscape itinerary around the North Estuary of the Odiel river by Estudio Acta

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Estudio Acta. F. Javier López Rivera, Ramón Pico Valimaña.
Project Team
Julia Moreno, competition. Marcos Merino, blueprint. Luis M. Cortés Sánchez, contest, project execution and renderings.
Structural calculation.- Duarte Asociados. Environmental Consulting.-Javier Camacho-Typma. Quantity Surveyor.- Antonio Rivas Pérez, measurements and safety and health study.
Consejería de Fomento, Infraestructuras y ordenación del territorio. Junta de Andalucía.
Affected area.- 89,569 m². Length.- 30,050 m. Average width.- 3m.
€ 2,186,200.15. Unit cost.- 24.41 Euros / m² - Construction.
Competition.- March 2018. Project.- July 2018 to April 2019. Start of works.- October 2020. Completion of works.- March 2022.
80% Feder Funds (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development) 20% Junta de Andalucía.
North Estuary of the Odiel River. T.M. Huelva, Gibraleón and Aljaraque. Huelva. Spain.

Estudio ACTA

Ramón Pico Valimaña and Javier López Rivera formed the ACTA team and established their base in Seville in 1993. Since they met during early courses at the Architectural School, their personal professional road-movie runs its daily course between the provinces of Seville, Cadiz and Huelva, working on projects for both the public administration and the private sector. They have travelled to different places in the national and international geography (Bolzano, Milan, Piacenza, Nancy, Dubai, Shanghai) showing their work and carrying out teaching tasks as guest professors. 

They have obtained numerous recognitions to their constructed work, among which they emphasize: FAD Award 2003 (Sendero de la Algaida, Espacios Exteriores) and Finalists FAD 2002 (Architecture and Ephemeral Installations) and 2011 (Interior Design); Opinion Award 3-ª Bienal Europea del Paisaje de Barcelona 2003 ; Finalist in the VII Bienal de Arquitectura Española 2003 (Housing in Doña Blanca); Special Mention 1996 and Finalist in the Muestra de Jóvenes Arquitectos de la Fundación Camuñas 2004; Selection for the exhibition JAE (Jóvenes Arquitectos de España, 2006); Winner of the VIII Colegio Arquitectos Huelva 2000 Award; Winner of the Torres Clavé Award (1998-2003), Colegio Arquitectos Cádiz; Finalist in the Endesa Awards (2013). 

These and other works have been published in various regional, national and international media: Arquitectura COAM, Quaderns, Pasajes, Arquitectura Viva, Anuario A&V, Bauwelt, ON Diseño, Metalocus, Neutra, Archicreé, Garten+Landschaft, Arquitectura Ibérica, Detail, El Croquis etc. 

Ramón Pico Valimaña (El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, 1966). Architect, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Seville, 1991. Doctor Architect, ETSA. Seville, 2011. Master’s in Architectural Projects, C.S.A. Antonio Camuñas Foundation. Madrid, 1992-93. Professor of Construction from 1995-97 and of Contemporary History and PFC since 1998, ETSA. Seville. Co-director of the 1st Master's Degree in Design. Pablo Olavide University (Seville) and Director of the Summer Courses Bahia de Cádiz since 2003.

Javier López Rivera (Huelva, 1966). Architect, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Seville, 1991. Doctor Architect, ETSA. Seville, 2012. Master's Degree in Integrated Projects of Architecture. C.S.A. Antonio Camuñas Foundation. Madrid, 1990-91. Professor of Graphic Analysis, Graphic Ideation, Projects and PFC since 2004, ETSA. Seville. Winner of the 3rd, 7th and 19th edition of the Contemporary Architecture Photography Contest, COA Huelva. Finalist in the 3rd edition and Winner of the 4th edition of the ICAL-ETSAB International Artificial Light Photography Competition (2017, 2018).

Francisco Javier LÓPEZ RIVERA

F. Javier López Rivera (Huelva, 1966), Architect (Seville, 1991), Master in Architecture Projects (Madrid, 1991) and Doctor Architect (Seville, 2012), is Associate Professor and Accredited as Head of Graphic Expression, Studio class and Final Degree Projects at University of Seville since 2004, besides having been a visiting professor and lecturer in Nancy, Piacenza, Milan, Bolzano and Shanghai.

His research focuses on the relationship between architecture and photography, he is part of the national research group FAME (Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain from 1925 to 1965) and his reserach and architectural production has been published in national and international magazines and conferences.

Along with Ram≤n Pico, he  has won numerous awards for his built work, among which are the FAD 2003 Award on Public Space, where he has been a finalist on three other occasions and categories, the Opinion Award  in the 3rd European Biennial of Landscape, Finalist in the VII Spanish Architecture Biennial, Special Mention and Finalist at Camuñas Foundation, Finalist of the Andalusia Architecture Prize and selected for JAE display.

Ramón Pico Valimaña

Ramón Pico Valimaña. Born in El Puerto de Santa María, 1966, Spain. He has been an architect since 1991 and a doctor in 2011 from the ETSA in Seville. Contracted Professor Doctor of the Department of History, Theory and Architectural Composition of the University of Seville, to which he has been assigned since 1997.

He has been invited to the universities of Lund (Sweden), Nancy (France), Milan Polytechnic (Italy), Tongji (Shanghai) and SUJUST (Miangyang, China).

Since 2003 he has been co-director of the Master's degree in Design for Society organized by the Pablo de Olavide University (Seville) in collaboration with the Glasgow Polytechnic and the Glasgow School of Arts.

He has received numerous distinctions, his work being collected in numerous exhibitions and publications, including Bauwelt, Garten + Landschaft, Iberian Architecture, Detail, METALOCUS, Quaderns, On Diseño, AV, Pasajes, Arquitectura, Diseño Interior ... dean of the College of Architects of Cádiz from 2007 to 2011.



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