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Álvaro Martín


Álvaro Martín


Architect and Co-Founder of TallerDE2 Architects


Design Studio II: Collaborative Design Studio


Bachelor in Design

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Alvaro M. Fidalgo, together with Arantza Ozaeta, heads the architecture office TallerDE2 since 2008, now renamed SOF-T, which makes an on-going commitment to research and knowledge, both in training and innovative practice.

He studied architecture at Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM and TU Delft of The Netherlands, and today is professor at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (London), IE School of Architecture and Design and Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM (Madrid). Previously, he has been teaching at the Visiting Program of the Architectural Association (London), at Politecnico di Milano and Università degli Studi di Catania (Italy), Hochschule Coburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Feng Chia University (Taiwan), and Ural State Technical University of Ekaterimburg (Russia).

His work has international scope; being developed mainly in a Pan-European context and recognized, published and awarded on multiple occasions. SOF-T’s completed work covers from Urban Regeneration Masterplans (Europan 9, Germany) to Public Facilities (Haus der Tagesmütter, Selb); from Ephemeral Urban Installations (Green Cave, Bilbao) to Domestic Spaces (The Meeting House, Zamora), from Industrial Architecture (ITV-Motto, La Rioja) to Refurbishment with Furniture Infill (The POP-UP House, Madrid). Among their awards, they have received the German ‘Bauwelt Prize 2013-First Works’; Finalists at the ‘XII Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennale 2013’; the prize ‘Architects Professional Association of Madrid-Luis M. Mansilla’. Their work has been selected for catalogues and archives such as ‘Arquia Proxima’, ‘Architectus Omnibus-Goethe Institute & Casa Cervantes’, and ‘Export-Spanish Architecture Abroad’.  The Spanish magazine ‘Arquitectura Viva’ has selected them as “one of the eight most representative young Spanish studios”; the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum selected Arantza and Alvaro as two of “the 40 most promising and emerging design talent under 40 in Europe for 2016”.