Gines Garrido

Gines Garrido is architect, co-principal with Francisco Burgos, at Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos [BGA] based in Madrid. Over the last ten years the work of the office has been focused on the design and construction of public spaces, parks and land planning, from the perspective of social and environmental sustainability. The Madrid Rio River Park, recently finished, is probably the most ambitious and complex public space project constructed in Europe over the last few decades. They are currently working on other large-scale urban projects in Toledo, Spain; Lima, Peru; and Maribor, Slovenia, among other projects of social housing and public buildings, currently: 70 Social houses, Eindhoven, Holland; and Residency of the Spanish Embassy in Canberra, Australia.

BGA’s projects have been published internationally, some of the last ones are: Landscape Architecture Magazine (2012); New York Times (2011), Civil Engineering (2011), TC Cuadernos (2011), Arquitectura Viva (2011), A+T Strategy Space (2011), AU Arquitetura e Urbanismo (2011), AV Proyectos (2011), Topos (2010), Dlle Urban Hybrids-Evolution in Regeneration (2010). BGA’s work has been recognised with more than thirty first prizes in architecture and landscape competitions, and its work has been recognised internationally with many prizes, recently: Best City and Landscape Project, Prize FAD (2012); International Architecture Awards for the Best New Global Design, Chicago Athenaeum (2012); International Urban Design and Landscaping Award, International Committee of Architectural Critics (2011); Best Civil Work Award, Madrid College of Civil Engineers (2011); JEC Composites Award, Paris (2011); Town Planning and Architecture for Public Works Award, Madrid Council (2011).

Gines Garrido is Full Professor at the ETS Arquitectura, UP Madrid. He has been visiting professor and have given workshops and lectures worldwide, among other: RIBA London; GSD Harvard; CAPLA Tucson; ABK Wien; UPC Santiago de Chile. He has spent fifteen years studying the Soviet avant-garde architecture and he has published seven books: Melnikov en Paris 1925 (2011), La Casa de Melnikov. La utopía de Moscú (2009), Alexander Rodchenko. Cartas de París (2008), Moisei Ginzburg. Escritos (2007), El Lissitzky. Wolkenbügel (2005), K.S. Melnikov (2001). From 1995 to 2003 was Editor for the magazine BAU.

Architect (1989) School of Architecture [ETSA] UP Madrid; Ph.D. (2005) ETSA UP Madrid [Extraordinary Doctorate Award; First Prize Caja Arquitectos Foundation Biennial Thesis Competition].