GARCIAGERMAN ARQUITECTOS (www.garciagerman.com) is an award-winning architecture studio founded in 2003 with offices in Madrid and Santander, Spain, and with international experience in professional work and teaching. It is currently made up by a compact team of cross-disciplinary staff (architects, engineers, quantity surveyors), led by PhD architect Jacobo García-Germán. The office is devoted to the exploitation of practical opportunities aimed at connecting the realms of built work and investigation, in the belief that architecture is an activity with cultural content that can offer an added value to the city and its inhabitants. GARCIAGERMAN ARQUITECTOS works in the connection between pragmatic and proactive architecture, between working and learning and between the local and the global, with the main intent of contributing to the urban sphere and its users. Thus, its collective efforts are directed towards the production of architectural designs with a primal interest in built work, accompanied by a prominent presence in the worlds of university and communication. The office has undertaken multiple built works in different scales and programmes (collective residential, houses, restoration, landscape design, public space and infrastructure), for public and private clients, having obtained a total of 22 Prizes for its built work or competition proposals. Amongst these: XIV BEAU Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Prize (2018), Mies van der Rohe European Union Architecture Prize Finalist (2019), CEMEX Prize (2018), FAD Finalist (2018), Fuera de Serie Prize (2017), Enor Prize Selection (2017), FAD Prize (2013), Mies van der Rohe European Union Architecture Prize Selection (2009), Europan First Prize (2001 and 2009), Madrid Town Hall Prizes (2003 and 2007) and EMVS First Prize (2003 and 2004). The office’s work has been widely published and exhibited. Clients: Ministerio de Fomento, Ministerio de Hacienda y Administraciones Públicas, Spanish Embassies in Liubliana, Sofia and Tokyo, Cervantes Institute, EMVS Madrid, UPM-Polytechnic University 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,...
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Jacobo García-Germán (1974) is an architect (Madrid Polytechnic-ETSAM 2000), MA by the Architectural Association, London (2003) and European PhD (ETSAM 2010, Cum Laude). Since 2005 he is a teacher at ETSAM, having taught, lectured and acted as jury in different universities worldwide (AA, Columbia, Cornell, Roma Tre, Ljubljana, Javeriana Bogotá, Católica Lima, Feng-Chia Taiwan, Escola da Cidade Sao Paulo, Pamplona, IE University, UEM, UPC-LaSalle...). After working in the office of Rafael Moneo he founded GARCIAGERMAN ARQUITECTOS in 2003. He maintains a parallel activity as investigator, having lectured extensively and published several books, winning the FAD Prize in 2013 for Estrategias Operativas en arquitectura. Técnicas de Proyecto de Price a Koolhaas. He has been a member of the Scientific Committee for the Spanish Pavilion of the XV Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 (Golden Lion Award), and currently codirects Arquitectura, official magazine of the Madrid’s Board of Architects (COAM).
Colaborators since 2003
Raquel Díaz de la Campa, Miguel López, Marta Roldán, Iván Corbacho, Jorge Ferrer, Sofía Fuentes, María Ramos, Daphne Vakalopoulou, Lucía Álvarez, Denise Marco, Rocío Mazón, Alba Gil, Jaime González, Carmen Castañs, Lucía Valles, Lidia de Lucas, Laura Carrero, Paula Lizcano Perret, Margot Roset, Christina Christofidou, Gergana Mariyanova, Martha Sosa Dias, Teresa Carro, Ángela Lupiañez, Alice Verge, Manuel del Río, 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, Marta García Jiménez, Verónica de Miguel, Martin Coppens, Carlota Pascual, Anne Wolf, Juan Palencia, Marta Colón de Carvajal, Tiziana Morelli, Armando Riccardi, Camile Carballar, Gema Parreño, Darío Pascual, Giulia Fortunato, Eider Holgado, Olimpia Merry del Val, Isabel Muñoz Morenés, 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.
Transprojekt (associated office Santander)Factor Norte (real estate services)Olisson (real estate services)Antonio L. González (urban & product strategies)Esther Serrador (urban strategies)Adrián Navarro (art & curating)Revima-Rafael Revuelta (construction)Grupo Entorno-Andrés Rojo (construction)
Arenas IngenierosFelipe Fernández Sanz (e-consult)Javier Martín MerinoAlberto Sánchez
Mario García SanzSoraya CoboDavid MorenoJosé Enrique CacicedoManuel CaicoyaIgnacio López-DórigaÁngel Luís González
Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero)Jorge López CondeJuan RodriguezFélix FuenteCarlos Roca
Graphic and web design