Architect (1989) School of Architecture [ETSA], UP Madrid;
Ph.D. (2005) ETSA, UP Madrid [Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors]. Extraordinary Doctorate Award (2005) and 1st Prize at Caja de Arquitectos Foundation Biennial. Thesis Competition (2006);
Associate Professor at the Department of Architectural Projects, [ETSA], UP Madrid and Visiting Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design (2012-2013); Washington University St. Louis (2017);
Principal at BGAA.
Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos Asociados [BGAA] is based in Madrid, Spain. It is a practice with wide national and international experience on design and construction of public spaces, parks, landscape and planning, based on the perspective of social and environmental sustainability.
Their successfully completed projects include the Madrid Río Park, probably the most ambitious and complex public space project constructed in Europe over the last decades, which was awarded the XII Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design in 2016.
They have also accomplished other landscape and urban projects in Toledo and Talavera in Spain, Perú, Slovenia, Russia and Colombia.
Moreover, they constantly work on the design and construction of social housing projects and projects for public buildings. They are currently involved in the following projects: the extension of the MALI [Art Museum of Lima] Peru; Residency of the Spanish Embassy, Canberra Australia; 250 dwellings in Valdebebas Madrid; 100 dwellings Aedas Homes, Madrid; Lent-Tabor Bridge, Maribor Slovenia; Rehabilitation of the Historic Centre of Pereira, Colombia; Residential Complex in Bolshoy Nikolovorovinsky, Moscow Russia.
The workshop aims to offer a platform for debating contemporary landscape architecture. It is structured around three overlapping lines which explore the definition and scope of this discipline, construct a critical discourse around it and speculate about its future and the future of cities. We will examine theories and practices, adopting a broad rather than exclusively internal vision of the discipline.
The workshop will explore contemporary architecture and landscape but will also relate these fields to others traditionally associated with civil engineering, geography, sociology, culture and history. This will not be done exhaustively, as the module will focus on a limited number of themes, without losing its general approach and nevertheless aiming to provide students with the most open and broadest possible overview of landscapes and to equip them with the key instruments for developing a critical outlook on urban reality.
The workshop consists of four lessons that will create a small repertoire of references and help students to understand the basic issues, to ask themselves critical questions and to establish links with the topics discussed in other workshops of the Master in Collective Housing. The structure will be broken down into four lessons. The sessions will be based on reading assignments and the discussions sparked by them as well as on the proposal exercise students will be required to produce as part of the course.