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GARCIAGERMAN ARQUITECTOS is an architecture studio founded in 2003 by Jacobo García-Germán, with offices in Madrid and Santander, Spain, and with international teaching and working experience. The office has been internationally awarded for built work and competition prizes, amongst them: COAM Luis M. Mansilla Prize (2021), Shortlist for the Mies van der Rohe European Union Architecture Prize (2019), XIV BEAU Spanish Biennale Prize (2018), Finalist FAD Prize (2018), Cemex Spain Prize (2018), Honorific Mention Construction Innovation Cemex Building Award International (2018), Premio Fuera de Serie – Expansión Prize (2017), FAD Prize (2013), Selection for the Mies van der Rohe European Union Architecture Prize (2009), Europan 9 First Prize (2009) and EMVS First Prize (2003), besides several First Prizes in restricted competitions.
The firm is devoted to the exploitation of practical opportunities linking the fields of research and building, in the belief that architecture is foremost a cultural activity which provides added value to the city and its users. GARCIAGERMAN ARQUITECTOS works in the connection between the worlds of pragmatic and cultural architecture and between the local and the global, with the aim of communicating and engaging with users as its primary goal.
The office has built works in multiple scales and programmes, (residential, collective housing, restoration, landscape architecture, public space and infrastructure), having obtained twenty-two prizes in national and international architectural competitions, with its work having been widely published internationally (AD, Monocle, Wallpaper, El País, El Mundo, Domus, New York Times T-Magazine, Oris, AA Review, Arquitectura Viva, AV Concursos, Arquitectura COAM, Actar Total Housing, Verb-Actar, New forms of collective housing in Europe, Arquitectos CSAE, Pasajes, CIRCO, BAU, On Diseño,,…),. It is currently included in El Croquis Galería de Arquitectura in El Escorial, Madrid.
Clients: Ministerio de Fomento, Ministerio de Hacienda y Administraciones Públicas, Spanish Embassies in Liubliana, Sofia and Tokyo, Cervantes Institute, EMVS Madrid, Government of Cantabria, Madrid Town Hall, Nacka Municipality (Stockholm), Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago), Acciona Inmobiliaria, Reyal Urbis, Eurocís, Isolux Corsán, Gilmar, Ciudalcampo SL, Kartesia, Urbania International, Argis Living,...
Jacobo García-Germán is an architect (Madrid Polytechnic-ETSAM 2000), MA by the Architectural Association (2003) and European PhD architect (Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM 2010, Cum Laude).
Since 2005 he is a professor at ETSAM, where he currently directs the Master’s programme in Advanced Design (MPAA), having been teacher and visiting critic in different universities worldwide (AA, Columbia, Cornell, Roma Tre, Ljubljana, Javeriana Bogotá, Católica Lima, Pamplona, IE, UEM, UPC-LaSalle...). After working with Rafael Moneo, he founded GARCIAGERMAN ARQUITECTOS in 2003.
He is the author of several books and research texts published in specialized media and has directed Arquitectura, official magazine of the Madrid’s Board of Architects (COAM), between 2017 and 2022. In a parallel career path as a curator in architecture, he has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Pavilion for the XV Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, awarded with the Golden Lion.
Colaborators since 2003
Raquel Díaz de la Campa, Miguel López, Marta Roldán, Manuel del Río, Marta García Jiménez, Olimpia Merry del Val, Lidia de Lucas, Paloma Mayor, Giulia Fortunato, Verónica de Miguel, Rodrigo Zamora, Julia Urzáiz, Laura Barrientos, Fabiola Sanabria, Carlo Udina, Iván Corbacho, María Salán, Uma Pérez, Jorge Ferrer, Sofía Fuentes, María Ramos, Jorge Ferrer, Daphne Vakalopoulou, Lucía Álvarez, Denise Marco, Rocío Mazón, Alba Gil, Jaime González, Carmen Castañs, Lucía Valles, Jaime Silva, Laura Carrero, Paula Lizcano Perret, Margot Roset, Christina Christofidou, Gergana Mariyanova, Martha Sosa Dias, Teresa Carro, Ángela Lupiañez, Alice Verge, Greta Magnani, Andrea Gutiérrez, Lucía Sampedro, Victoria Álvarez, Sálvora Feliz, Graciano Macarrón, Álvaro Sáez, Olga González, Rebeka Záhonyi, Anne Wolf, Jorge López Conde, Fernando Cremades, Javier Vidal, Alejandro Cremades, Borja Abellán, Francisco Herrero, Isabel Rivas, Nadia Mateo, Martin Coppens, Carlota Pascual, Anne Wolf, Juan Palencia, Marta Colón de Carvajal, Tiziana Morelli, Armando Riccardi, Camile Carballar, Gema Parreño, Darío Pascual, Eider Holgado, Isabel Muñoz Morenés, Clara Aramburu, Ángel Francés, Pilar G. Pulido, Pablo Fernández-Villaverde, Rodrigo Martín, Ángela Muñoz, Hsiao Tien Hung, Luis Cabrejas, Antonio Morales, Mª Prado Fernández, Raúl García, Luciano Cobaleda, Alberto Sánchez, Consuelo Díaz, Maruxa Fernández, Julia Gudiel, María de Célis, Emilio Gómez Ramos, Antonio Delgado.
Olanjo Asesores (urban & product strategies)
Tino de la Carrera - HDFaber (digital fabrication)
Transprojekt (urbanism & infrastructure)
Factor Norte (real estate services)
Olisson (real estate services)
Esther Serrador (urban strategies)
Adrián Navarro (art & curating)
Grupo Entorno-Andrés Rojo (construction)
Felipe Fernández Sanz (e-consult)
Javier Martín Merino
Suma Ingeniería Aplicada
Mario García Sanz
José Manuel G. Rubio
Imagen Subliminal (M. de Guzmán + R. Romero)
Jorge López Conde
María de la Mora
Graphic and web design