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GINÉS GARRIDO

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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.

 

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Ginés Garrido - Projects

170 Social Housing

Architects: Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos

Location: Madrid, Spain

Year: 2006

Images/text from: https://burgos-garrido.com

 

By the Architects:

The best neighborhood is not one formed by individual works. A systematic process, a certain homogeneity, and expressive modesty are attributes necessary for most residential buildings. Therefore, the external facades are composed of repetitive openings which don’t reveal the inside space to the viewer. These facades form a quiet urban setting while contributing to the overall identity.

A completely closed block can be restrictive. We maintain the block’s morphology by preserving its alignment with neighboring blocks.

The interior gardens are connected to the outside street, opening south.

The sensible helical shape maintains the urban scale, adding to the neighborhood of Sanchinarro and creating an orderly visual reference for the exterior. The interior, where there is access to all homes, has a more domestic scale.

The garden has continuous, inclined surfaces and gentle hills: a topography where a child can play hide and seek.

The social housing policy has determined the building’s surfaces and number of bedrooms. The geometric structure varies the housing orientation and allows a broad typological diversity.

100 Houses in Torrejon

Architects: Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos

Location: Madrid, Spain

Year: 2018

Images/text from: https://burgos-garrido.com

 

By the Architects:

The proposal aims to find a differentiated real estate formula, more attractive and appropriate to the splendid conditions of the place. In contrast to the types of groupings carried out so far, the volumes are arranged in isolation, leaving space between them and also constructing the edges of the block. The dwellings are placed around an open garden and can be alternatively oriented towards this space, the views of the mountains or the midday sun. This shape has the best of the block, without losing the air and freshness of the arrangement of open blocks.

The interior garden, with large trees and autochthonous and emblematic vegetation of the Southeast Park recreates a fresh and humid landscape that reflects a great seasonal variability. The space gently adapts to the topography of the plot and incorporates an oasis area with a swimming pool and another area for children's games. Dwellings of different sizes and dispositions are projected around this leisure and enjoyment space, sharing a common spirit. Its organization in floor plan is extremely rational and strictly modulated, creating spaces of generous dimensions that allow diverse possibilities of furnishing and use of each one of them.

 

Social Housing in Torre Baró

Architects: Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Year: 2018

Images/text from: https://burgos-garrido.com

 

By the Architects:

The Torre Baró neighbourhood in Barcelona is characterised by its valuable urban landscape produced by its domestic and peaceful atmosphere, the strong presence of vegetation and the marked topography that offers views over the Collserola mountain and the Besós plain.

The project tries to make the most of these conditions and therefore moves away from the wooded lateral boundaries and allows light and breezes to freely cross the building from side to side. The aim is to minimally modify the strong existing topography to make it a substantial part of the project. A sequence of distinct and well qualified spaces establishes the spatial and luminous link between the two streets that border the plot. Access to the complex takes place through a porch that opens onto Calle Escolapi Cáncer and gently collects its slope. From here, one passes to the courtyard and, gradually continuing through the interior terraced landscape, one arrives at the horizontal backdrop that faces south and Castelldefels Street.

The exterior of the building is the result of the collective character of the city. It is sober and firm, the well-designed openings, formed by a small balcony and Mallorcan blinds, articulate the facades, and their repetition, addition and different position establish the general order and a certain vibration. The interior constructs a stage of domestic atmosphere for the inhabitants. The built volume is a compact prism that surrounds itself, housing in its interior a courtyard open to the south, luminous and airy, which is the true heart of the project and which gives access to all the dwellings. Its floors adapt to the topography on the hillside and float on the land letting the air and views pass between north and south. Small widenings in the access footbridges and in the horizontal areas gained from the slope generate collective places where to converse or sunbathe and so the project incorporates resources of the best Mediterranean architecture with a closed and open volume, clear and complex, which generates a rich space.

 

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Ginés Garrido MCH Experience

  • Workshop leader in several editions of MCH
  • Guest lecturer on Landscape at MCH'17
  • Specialty Leader on Landscape at MCH'18

Ginés Garrido Landscape Leader MCH 2018

"Landscape architecture design workshop"

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.

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